BERA Blog Special Issues: Scotland – Reform, Professionalism and Delivery

 

We are delighted that Graham Donaldson has guest edited this collection of blogs looking in particular at the current education agenda in Scotland. As Graham says in his overview contribution, “pressures to ‘deliver’ for the here and now tend to trump longer-term development” and this can have a profound impact on the structures, ethos and professionalism of education systems. Looking at how this has impacted on Scotland and its reform agenda in recent years, the collection of blogs look at how teacher education and the broader educational policy agenda might develop in the future.
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Mark Priestley and Valerie Drew (Teacher agency and curriculum development) look at teacher agency and its relationship to curriculum freedom and investment in teacher’s expertise.
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Fearghal Kelly  (Professional learning for teacher leadership) set out an outline of teacher leadership that might deliver this approach.
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Amanda Corrigan (Seventy thousand hours in the community and counting: a new approach to practicum in initial teacher education) asks how the social context of the lives of pupils can be built into teacher education.
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By way of comparison, Dylan Jones looks at developments in Wales.
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