Education


by Stella Mouroutsou You can hear more about Stella’s research via her Thursday Video Inclusive education is promoted in many countries and is supported by international agencies such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the UK’s Department for International Development and the World Bank. Although there […]

Policy implementation in inclusive education


In this edition of the Policy Scotland Thursday Video, Stella Mouroutsou of the School of Education talks about her research surrounding the implementation of  the Scottish policy guidelines: “Better relationships, better learning, better behaviour” in secondary mainstream schools. A blog and podcast version of Stella’s interview will be available soon via […]

Thursday Video: Stella Mouroutsou – Implementing Education policy guidelines in ...


This week’s Thursday video is from Leanne Mattu who discusses the role of farm visits and how we can make better use of this resource in the Scottish school curriculum. A podcast and blog from Leanne on this topic will be available on the Policy Scotland website soon.

Thursday Video: Leanne Mattu – Farm Visits and the ...



Panel debate organised by Policy Scotland at the University of Glasgow. 12 September 2014. Chaired by Des McNulty, featuring Peter Peacock, Professor Louise Hayward, Philip Rycroft and George McBride.

Video: Curriculum for Excellence panel debate, 12 September 2014





First Published in The Scotsman. • Professor Anton Muscatelli is principal and vice-chancellor of Glasgow University. I WAS struck by the recent assertion that academics in Scottish universities are feeling intimidated and unwilling to speak up in the independence debate. I think it is important to counter that impression. Universities […]

Anton Muscatelli: No sign of debate intimidation


Big Data in the Social Sciences Workshop ** Programme updated – see below ** Date: Monday 23rd June 2014 Time: 10:30 – 17:00 Venue: Yudowitz Seminar Room, Wolfson Medical Building Glasgow University is emerging as a leader in the UK in applications of Big Data analytics to questions of interest to […]

EVENT: Big data in the social sciences




A new study which examines the impact of migrant children on educational attainment in Glasgow schools has shown many teachers view their impact as positive.  Stephen Dillon, a postgraduate researcher at the University of Glasgow, looked at examination performance at two publicly funded secondary schools within the Glasgow City local authority […]

The Impact of Migrant Children in Glasgow Schools


Political stakes are high on the front-line of public services. Professionals working in sectors such as education, health and social care function as the interface between the public and the public sector, their capacity to fulfil their duty of care a key component of modern state legitimacy. The fact that […]

The trouble(s) with regulation: How do we ‘police’ the public ...


By Professor Chris Chapman – In a recent lecture at the University of Glasgow the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Life Long Learning announced six new policies designed to support the emergence of a more equitable Scottish education system: School partnerships Class sizes and teacher numbers use of data to drive […]

Key education policy announcements made during lecture at Glasgow University



By Dr. Mark Murphy –  Public sector accountability is an increasing concern for a range of stakeholders, including governments, the general public and not least public sector professions such as health, education and social work. Major question marks exist over the capacity of quality assurance mechanisms to both deliver quality services to […]

The politics of accountability: bureaucracy and the struggle for regulation ...