Issues in November 2008
01 November 2008 Articles
Developing Inclusive Practice: A Role for Teachers and Teacher Education?
Although there is widespread support for inclusion at a philosophical level, there are some concerns that the policy of inclusion is difficult to implement because teachers are not sufficiently well prepared and supported to work in inclusive ways. Inclusion requires teachers to accept the responsibility for creating schools in which...
‘Why not just live for the moment?’ Poverty, schooling and the future lives of excluded girls and boys
School policy and practices are firmly rooted in the orthodoxy of the school improvement movement (SIM) which has dominated policy and practice in Scottish education and elsewhere in the UK for decades. The SIM has offered the possibility of better educational outcomes for pupils without the need to tackle the...
Educational potential, underachievement, and cultural pluralism
I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered. (George Best. 1946-2005)
Better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied. (J. S. Mill, 1806-1873)
The term 'underachievement' is widespread in modern educational discourse, invoked most frequently in relation to a perceived failure to reach...
Transforming research culture? A critical analysis of social capital building through/in a research network
This paper analyses the work of a policy review group within the Schools and Social Capital Network (SSCN) of the Applied Educational Research Scheme (AERS) in Scotland. The AERS discourses of inter-institutional collaboration are introduced and the role of collaboration in a redesign of knowledge production and transfer in the...
Counting Scotland In! Making 'Gender and education' more inclusive and attractive as a research field
This paper reflects on the development of the field of gender and education, as it emerged from the late 1970s onwards. It considers the reasons for the creation of the field and the impact on it of various waves of feminism, as well as the dominance of the Anglophone voice....
From RE to RMPS: The case for the Philosophication of Religious Education in Scotland
This article looks at the emergence of Philosophy within the subject variously described as Religious Education, Religious and Moral Education and Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies. The particular context for this is provided by the proposals and guidelines published by the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) review (March, November 2006, May...
To teach or to research – is that the question? A case study from the Schools of Ambition
The 52 Schools of Ambition across Scotland are supported by a research team drawn from three universities. The purpose of this involvement is to facilitate an action research approach to each school's evaluation of their Transformational Plan. This paper considers the extent to which it is possible simultaneously to achieve...
Promoting young people's health through drama and dance
The Aberdeen Reading Bus: A journey to excellence
Art Based Support at Harlaw Academy, Aberdeen
Cothroman air Foghlam Fad-beatha do dh’oileanaich 'abaich'
Understanding ourselves – Understanding others
Introducing young mathematicians to Industry
The SAGE Handbook of E-learning Research
Professional School Leadership: Dealing with dilemmas
Education's Abiding Moral Dilemma: Merit and worth in the cross-Atlantic democracies, 1800-2006
Scottish Education (3rd edition): Beyond devolution
A Most Honourable Profession: The graduation speeches of James Scotland
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