Scottish Education


Author: T. G. K. Bryce,A. Kennedy
Publisher: EUP
ISBN: 9781474437844
Category:
Page: 1120
View: 2117
This detailed, informed and critical account of contemporary education in Scotland examines each of the main sectors in depth: early years, primary, secondary, further and higher education. It scrutinises the historical, cultural, political, and socio-economic dimensions within which schools, colleges and universities operate. Featuring 67 new authors and updated and expanded throughout, this fifth edition is so substantially updated from the previous edition as to practically constitute a new book. The contributors have drawn on up-to-date research and professional analysis to give fresh insights into recent educational developments, in particular during the period from the Independence referendum in 2014 through the complexities of the post-Brexit years. These have been years when education has faced difficult challenges and the writers analyse the many factors affecting teachers' efforts to operate during uncertain times. This latest edition contains forthright and informed commentary on every aspect of education and is essential reading for anyone concerned to know how education currently 'works' in Scotland.

    • History

Scottish Education


Author: T. G. K. Bryce
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780748645824
Category: History
Page: 1104
View: 6681
Reviews of the 3rd edition: ' An impressive and informative volume... containing up-to-the-minute information on the state of Scottish education, excellent analysis, critique and self-questioning.' British Journal of Educational Studies 'A compendium which provides a complete overview of the Scottish education system. In all, this is a book even bigger than the sum of its parts.' Education in the North 'The appearance in late 1999 of the monumental Scottish Education met widespread acclaim within and beyond the education community... The third edition is a worthy successor. It demonstrates the same massive scale, and the same encyclopaedic coverage... there are numerous chapters where the level of analysis is impressively high, which are models of lucidity, perceptive and stimulating, and well (in some cases, elegantly) written.'Times Education Supplement 4th edition of the best-selling guide to Scottish Education Significantly revised and updated, it reflects the very considerable changes which have taken place in education in recent years, taking account of a wealth of new research evidence. Featuring some 60 new authors, the latest volume contains fresh, forthright and informed commentary on every aspect of education and is essential reading for anyone concerned to know how education 'works' in Scotland. It examines educational practice and professional thinking from pre-school and primary, through secondary, further and higher education; and locates Scottish education within its social, cultural and political context. T. G. K. Bryce is Professor of Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of Strathclyde.W. M. Humes was, until his retirement, Research Professor in Education at the University of the West of Scotland.Donald Gillies is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of Strathclyde.Aileen Kennedy is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of Strathclyde.

    • Education

Higher Education in Scotland and the UK


Author: Sheila Riddell
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 147440460X
Category: Education
Page: N.A
View: 3109
This book examines the impact of devolution on Scottish and UK higher education systems, including institutional governance, approaches to tuition fees and student support, cross-border student flows, widening access, internationalisation and research pol

    • History

Scotland's Referendum and the Media

National and International Perspectives
Author: Neil Blain
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748696601
Category: History
Page: 264
View: 2885
After the Referendum on whether Scotland should become an independent country in September 2014 "e; and following a momentous mobilisation of voters by both the Yes and No campaigns "e; Scotland's political environment has been fundamentally energised. But how was the Referendum campaign reported and structured in the media in Scotland, the wider United Kingdom, and in other parts of the world, and was it a matter of 'construction' rather than 'representation'?In this book scholars, commentators and journalists from Britain, Europe and beyond examine how the media across the world presented the debate itself and the shifting nature of Scottish and British identity which that debate revealed. Several of the contributors also explore how the emphases and constructions which were put on the debate in their particular countries illuminated these countries' own responses to nationalism and separatism. The consequences of the Referendum's No result are traced in the media through until the May general election of 2015.

Debating Scotland

Issues of Independence and Union in the 2014 Referendum
Author: Michael Keating
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198789815
Category:
Page: 272
View: 5632
On 18 September 2014, Scotland held a referendum on the question: Should Scotland be an independent country? This is a most unusual event in modern democracies and engaged the political class, civil society, and the general public to an unprecedented degree, leading to an 85 per cent turnout in the final vote. This was an occasion to debate not just the narrow constitutional issue but the future of the nation, including the economy, social welfare, defence and security, and Scotland's place in Europe and the world. Debating Scotland comes from a team of researchers who observed the debates from close-up and engaged with both sides, with the media and with the public in analyzing the issues, while remaining neutral on the independence question. The book examines the main issues at stake, how they were presented, and how they evolved over the course of the campaign. The editors and contributing authors explore the ways both independence and union were framed, the economic issues, the currency, welfare, defence and security, the European Union, and how the example of small independent states was used. The volume concludes with an analysis of voter responses, based upon original survey research, which demonstrates how perceptions of risk and uncertainty on the main issues played a key role in the outcome.

    • Education

Successful Teaching Placement in Scotland Primary and Early Years


Author: Jane Medwell,Frances Simpson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857252496
Category: Education
Page: 176
View: 9917
The majority of ITE students in Scotland are postgraduates with only one year to grasp the vast skills and knowledge required to become a primary teacher. Therefore, for many, school placement is a source of stress and worry. This book combines the information and support that students need to help them prepare for, enjoy and maximise the benefits of teaching placements for their professional development. It has been specifically written for the education system in Scotland, taking full account of the differences in practice and terminology that make English books of little use to trainees in Scotland.

    • Education

A Sociology of Educating


Author: Roland Meighan,Clive Harber
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441159487
Category: Education
Page: 544
View: 2520
Intended to stimulate sociologically informed thinking about educating, this book has become firmly established in its field, winning places on reading lists for Education Studies, Initial Teacher Training and Continuing Professional Development courses. The book begins with a light-hearted taste of sociology, and then goes on to explore five key areas of education: - the hidden curriculum - ideologies of educating - sociological perspectives and the study of education - educational life chances, and - the next learning system. This new edition includes sections on personalized learning, progressive education, and the impact of assessment on pupils. It also comes with a new chapter 'The Discourses of Education'. Roland Meighan is a former Special Professor of Education, University of Nottingham, UK and Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham, UK. Clive Harber is Professor of Education and Head of the School of Education, University of Birmingham, UK. He brings with him expertise in the field of International Education and Educational Development With contributions by Len Barton and Iram Siraj-Blatchford, both of the Institute of Education, University of London; and Stephen Walker, Reader in the Sociology of Education and Visiting Professor in the Science of Education, University of Bari.

    • Education

Scottish Education in the Twentieth Century


Author: Lindsay Paterson
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748615902
Category: Education
Page: 228
View: 9879
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

    • Political Science

The Kingdom to Come

Thoughts on the Union before and after the Scottish Independence Referendum
Author: Peter Hennessy
Publisher: Haus Publishing
ISBN: 191037623X
Category: Political Science
Page: 198
View: 4174
Despite the “No” vote in the Scottish Independence Referendum of September 2014, the issue of potential Scottish secession from the United Kingdom has likely only just begun. The Kingdom to Come is the first book-length look at the consequences and implications of this momentous event. Peter Hennessy discusses the run-up to the Scottish Independence Referendum and its immediate aftermath, as well as the constitutional issues the referendum opened for the entire United Kingdom. This book includes Hennessy’s personal impressions of recent questioning of the Acts of Union that created Great Britain and describes when he, as the top expert on Britain’s unwritten constitution, became an important voice in what might happen next. The Kingdom to Come also offers a valuable examination of the possible agenda for remaking the constitution in both the medium and long term.

    • History

Yes to Europe!

The 1975 Referendum and Seventies Britain
Author: Robert Saunders
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108573037
Category: History
Page: N.A
View: 556
On 5 June 1975, voters went to the polls in Britain's first national referendum to decide whether the UK should remain in the European Community. As in 2016, the campaign shattered old political allegiances and triggered a far-reaching debate on Britain's place in the world. The campaign to stay in stretched from the Conservative Party - under its new leader, Margaret Thatcher - to the Labour government, the farming unions and the Confederation of British Industry. Those fighting to 'Get Britain Out' ranged from Enoch Powell and Tony Benn to Scottish and Welsh nationalists. Footballers, actors and celebrities joined the campaign trail, as did clergymen, students, women's groups and paramilitaries. In a panoramic survey of 1970s Britain, this volume offers the first modern history of the referendum, asking why voters said 'Yes to Europe' and why the result did not, as some hoped, bring the European debate in Britain to a close.

    • Education

Education in the United Kingdom


Author: Colin Brock
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472531663
Category: Education
Page: 368
View: 6591
Education in the United Kingdom is a comprehensive critical reference guide to education in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, The Isle of Man, The Channel Islands, Gibraltar, The Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Anguilla and The British Overseas Territories. Although generically similar in education structures, the various components of the United Kingdom have separate systems, with some very distinctive differences. The chapters, written by regional experts, offer a review of contemporary national and regional educational structures and policies, research innovation and trends. Some of the themes covered include issues relating to the partition of Ireland, differences between maintained and independent schooling, language issues and radical alternatives in teacher education. Including a comparative introduction to the issues facing education in the region as a whole and guides to available online datasets, this book is an essential reference for researchers, scholars, international agencies and policy-makers.

    • Music

Understanding Scotland Musically

Folk, Tradition and Policy
Author: Simon McKerrell,Gary West
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315467550
Category: Music
Page: 290
View: 7146
Scottish traditional music has been through a successful revival in the mid-twentieth century and has now entered a professionalised and public space. Devolution in the UK and the surge of political debate surrounding the independence referendum in Scotland in 2014 led to a greater scrutiny of regional and national identities within the UK, set within the wider context of cultural globalisation. This volume brings together a range of authors that sets out to explore the increasingly plural and complex notions of Scotland, as performed in and through traditional music. Traditional music has played an increasingly prominent role in the public life of Scotland, mirrored in other Anglo-American traditions. This collection principally explores this movement from historically text-bound musical authenticity towards more transient sonic identities that are blurring established musical genres and the meaning of what constitutes ‘traditional’ music today. The volume therefore provides a cohesive set of perspectives on how traditional music performs Scottishness at this crucial moment in the public life of an increasingly (dis)United Kingdom.

    • Law

The Scottish Independence Referendum

Constitutional and Political Implications
Author: Aileen McHarg,Tom Mullen,Alan Page,Neil Walker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191072028
Category: Law
Page: 340
View: 5220
The September 2014 Scottish independence referendum was an event of profound constitutional and political significance, not only for Scotland, but for the UK as a whole. Although Scottish voters chose to remain in the UK, the experience of the referendum and the subsequent political reaction to the 'No' vote that triggered significant reforms to the devolution settlement have fundamentally altered Scotland's position within the Union. The extraordinary success of the Scottish National Party at the 2015 General Election also indicates that the territorial dimension to UK constitutional politics is more prominent than ever, destabilising key assumptions about the location and exercise of constitutional authority within the UK. The political and constitutional implications of the referendum are still unfolding, and it is by no means certain that the Union will survive. Providing a systematic and academic analysis of the referendum and its aftermath, this interdisciplinary edited collection brings together public lawyers, political scientists, economists, and historians in an effort to look both backwards to, and forwards from, the referendum. The chapters evaluate the historical events leading up to the referendum, the referendum process, and the key issues arising from the referendum debate. They also explore the implications of the referendum both for the future governance of Scotland and for the UK's territorial constitution, drawing on comparative experience in order to understand how the constitution may evolve, and how the independence debate may play out in future.

    • Political Science

The Routledge Handbook to Referendums and Direct Democracy


Author: Laurence Morel,Matt Qvortrup
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135136071X
Category: Political Science
Page: 530
View: 7847
Over the last 30 years referendums have played an increasingly important role in determining government policy. Recent high profile referendums in Scotland, Catalonia and Ukraine have continued the movement towards independence referendums following decolonization and the end of the Cold War. The Greek bailout referendum and Britain’s vote on membership of the EU reflect a tradition of European states giving their people a direct say in the transfer of sovereign powers to the European Union seen through the ratification of key treaties such as Maastricht, Amsterdam, Nice and Lisbon. This Routledge Handbook covers key aspects and issues of direct democracy and referendums throughout the world including: •their history; •when, why, where, how and on which issues referendums are held; •why some referendums are more democratic than others; •how referendums are won; •whether they produce good policies; •if referendums increase participation and improve the quality of representative democracies; •do referendums increase trust in democracy and the political actors; •the impact of new technology on the possibilities, methods and frequency of direct public political participation; •how they should be regulated. Covering other related areas such as recall, citizen juries and random selection, this compendium is an indispensable guide to referendums and the workings of modern democracy.

    • History

Road to Referendum


Author: Iain Macwhirter
Publisher: Cargo Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781908885449
Category: History
Page: 388
View: 5625
In 2014, Scotland will decide. This is the story of the road to referendum and the journey beyond. In this groundbreaking book to accompany the major new three-part television series by STV, the Herald's Iain Macwhirter tells the story of how Scots have reached the crossroads of independence, taking us back through Scottish history to explain how this unique event came about. Charting the rise of nationalism and the changes in the UK, Macwhirter's expert analysis takes us behind the scenes of the political world and reveals what the movers and shakers of this extraordinary political scene really think. Accessible and perfect for experts and those unfamiliar with Scottish history alike, this landmark book from one of the UK's most insightful political writers is essential reading for anyone who cares about where the UK may go next.

    • Education

Edinburgh History of Education in Scotland


Author: Robert Anderson
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748679170
Category: Education
Page: 496
View: 5618
This book investigates the origins and evolution of the main institutions of Scottish education, bringing together a range of scholars, each an expert on his or her own period, and with interests including - but also ranging beyond - the history of educat

    • History

The Invention of Scotland


Author: Hugh Trevor-Roper
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300176538
Category: History
Page: 304
View: 8041

    • Political Science

The New Sociology of Scotland


Author: David McCrone
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473987059
Category: Political Science
Page: 736
View: 4983
With interdisciplinary coverage of a wide range of core topics – including social inequality, national identity, religion, sport and education – accompanied by comprehensive pedagogical features to encourage engagement, McCrone’s introduction provides students with an exciting new textbook on Scottish society

    • History

Love of Country

A Journey Through the Hebrides
Author: Madeleine Bunting
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022647156X
Category: History
Page: 351
View: 1718
"Over six years, Bunting traveled the Hebrides, exploring their landscapes, histories, and magnetic pull. She delves into the meanings of home and belonging, which in these islands have been fraught with tragedy as well as tenacious resistance. Bunting considers the extent of the islands' influence beyond their shores, finding that their history of dispossession and migration has been central to the British imperial past."--Provided by publisher.

    • Education

Routledge Handbook of Primary Physical Education


Author: Gerald Griggs,Kirsten Petrie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134819307
Category: Education
Page: 346
View: 2111
The Routledge Handbook of Primary Physical Education goes further than any other book in exploring the specific theoretical and practical components of teaching PE at the primary or elementary school level. As the most comprehensive review of theory, research and practice in primary PE yet published, it represents an essential evidence-based guide for all students, researchers and practitioners working in this area. Written by a team of leading international primary PE specialists from academic and practitioner backgrounds, this handbook examines the three discourses that dominate contemporary PE: health, education and sport. With case studies from twelve countries, including the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Spain and South Korea, it provides a truly international perspective on key themes and issues such as: primary PE pedagogy, policy and curriculum development assessment and standards child development diversity and inclusion teacher training and professional development. Offering an unprecedented wealth of material, this handbook is an invaluable reference for any undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme in primary physical education or any primary teacher training course with a physical education element.