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Policy implementation in inclusive 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 are differences among countries concerning…


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Thursday Video: Stella Mouroutsou – Implementing Education policy guidelines in secondary schools

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 the Policy Scotland website.


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Kelvin Smith PhD Project Opportunity – 2015/16

Public health – Using synthetic control methods to evaluate the impact of public service improvements The shift towards evidence-informed policy-making, exemplified by initiatives such as What Works Scotland, requires policy-makers to demonstrate the effectiveness of interventions. Given the practical, political or ethical difficulties of applying experimental approaches to many policy interventions, evaluation methods that use…


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Tackling trends in inequality

By Professor Anton Muscatelli The economic crisis of the last decade has cast the spotlight on economic inequality. But whilst inequality has been thrown into sharper relief by the recent recession, it has much deeper roots. Increasing inequality pre-dates the financial crisis in most industrialised countries. Understanding its causes is vital if we are to…


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Event series: LGBT lives in Russia and Lithuania, 11-23 February 2014

This programme of screenings and talks presents a close glimpse into the state of LGBT cinema and culture in Russia and Lithuania today – cinemas and cultures which aren’t supposed to exist.  Our aim is to present them through the exact opposite of the ‘propaganda’ which everyone talks so much about: to depict what Russian…

The Impact of Migrant Children in Glasgow Schools

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 area (chosen for their contrasting…


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Key education policy announcements made during lecture at Glasgow University

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 up improvement improving parental involvement…