Author: T. G. K. Bryce,Tom G. K. Bryce,Walter M. Humes
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
The second edition of the standard text on educational provision in Scotland covers educational practice and professional thinking from pre-school and primary through secondary to tertiary level. It provides comprehensive coverage of teaching and learning, curriculum and assessment, educational institutions and policies, current achievements and future challenges, locating Scottish education within its social, cultural and political context.Key features of the new edition:*Analyses of the impact of the Scottish Parliament *Descriptions of new government departments *Coverage of new topics including Financing of educational provision; School and work; Scottish languages; Outdoor education; an International perspective*Review of National Priorities and the National Debate *Explanation of changes to school curricula and assessment *An account of new institutional arrangements and organizationsThis is a substantial updating of the first edition taking account of the many changes post-devolution, featuring more than 40 new authors. The new volume offers fresh, frank and authoritative commentary on every area of education in Scotland and is essential reading for anyone concerned with this important aspect of Scottish life.
Scotland's education system has been claimed by many to be one of the most successful in the world and its alleged decline in recent decades has generated a great deal of controversy. This book is the first full account of the history of twentieth-century Scottish education, by Lindsay Paterson, a leading specialist in the area.Scottish Education investigates Scotland's response to the key question faced by all mass systems of education. How can democracy be reconciled with the necessity of selection - both selection of culture in the maintenance of excellence, and selection of people, allocating them to differentiated occupations while also preparing them for life as equal citizens in the common culture of the community?Paterson argues that the Scottish answer to this has been recurrent attempts to give wide access to common types of educational institution, but continuing to define that education in fairly traditional academic terms. This is then also Scotland's attempt to reconcile the tension be
Originally published in 1913, this book presents a history of Scottish education from the pre-Reformation period up until 1913. Discussion of both schools and universities is included, with special attention given to major institutions and their educational contribution. Textual notes are incorporated throughout. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Scotland and the history of education.
Heather Holmes,European Ethnological Research Centre
Author: Heather Holmes,European Ethnological Research Centre
Publisher: Tuckwell Press, Limited
Category: Social Science
This project of the European Ethnological Research Centre is planned in 13 volumes. Their overall aim is to examine the interlocking strands of history, language and traditional culture, in their international setting, that go into the making of a national identity. Other volumes cover Scottish ethnology; farming and landscape; Scotland's buildings; boats and fishing; coast and sea; the food and the Scots; hearth and home: the culture of the dwelling house; crafts, trades and professions; transport and communications; the individual and community life in Scotland; oral literature and performance culture; institutions of Scotland: religious expression; and institutions of Scotland: the law.
Education in Scotland is markedly different from what happens in the rest of the UK - with a different National Curriculum, school boards to oversee school management and a General Teaching Council which has been in existence since 1965. Whilst there are many examples of successful and innovative practice in Scotland, the system is quite often not recognised as different by writers who talk about the UK education system as if it were one smooth whole. This book describes recent developments in both legislation and practice in Scotland, drawing comparisons with the English system. Chapters cover: * administration and management * the professional competence of teachers * early years education provision * the 'National Curriculum' in Scotland * Secondary Education * Special Educational Needs
Theory, Myth and Practice Since the Second World War
Author: John Gray,Andrew McPherson,David Raffe
British secondary education has changed in major ways since 1945. This book examines some consequences and implications of both change and stability, drawing on a unique series of national surveys of school leavers in Scotland. The authors provide an empirical and theoretical account of central problems of contemporary schooling. Their analysis covers: certification, curriculum and selection; the effects of educational expansion; trends in educational inequality; the impact of comprehensive reorganisation; truancy and alienation from schooling; the explanation of differences in performance between schools and the implications for the public accountability of schools. From these analyses the authors develop a critique of the ‘theory’ of the education system that underpinned expansion. They examine this theory’s logical and empirical status as ‘myth’ and elaborate how the political system and social science might jointly overcome some of the methodological difficulties that beset social and educational research.