Making sense of education reform: Where next for Scottish education?


A thinkpiece by Policy Scotland Director, Professor Chris Chapman, about the future of education reform has been published by the Association of Directors of Education in Scotland.

Making sense of education reform: Where next for Scottish education? seeks to capture some key messages about education reform in Scotland. It aims to provide a stimulus for further reflection and debate about the thinking and practice that is required to take Scotland’s education system to the next level of performance.

The Association of Directors of Education in Scotland (ADES) plays a strong leadership role in shaping reforms, placing the learning needs of all Scotland’s children and young people at the centre. The Directors’ Forum met in September 2018, along with senior Scottish Government officials and facilitated by Professor Chris Chapman, to consider the current challenges and opportunities.

This thinkpiece continues the debate from Towards A Learning System published by ADES in 2017, and draws together some key themes, issues, tensions and dilemmas arising from the Directors’ Forum.

It has three sections:

  1. Overview of the key themes that emerged during the workshops and reflective sessions over the two days
  2. Highlighting of the issues, tensions and dilemmas associated with building a learning system.
  3. Some propositions for reflection to take the debate forwards.

 

Towards A Learning System aimed to set out a way forward – Making sense of reform: where next for Scottish education? challenges us all to take the ownership of change with a continued focus on improving outcomes for all Scotland’s children and young people.”

Maureen McKenna, President of ADES

 

Download the report (PDF) from the ADES website