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…

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.

Event: Policy Reunion – Curriculum for Excellence

Date: Friday 12th September, 2014 @ 13:30 Venue: Senate Room, Main Building, University of Glasgow The introduction of the Curriculum for Excellence is arguably the most significant change in Scottish Education for a generation. The policy was adopted following a National Debate on Education initiated in the early years of the Scottish Parliament. After a…

Anton Muscatelli: No sign of debate intimidation

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 are a key component of…

EVENT: Big data in the social sciences

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 social scientists. This one-day workshop…

Education, immigration, integration!

From time to time we publish posts from students, where we think their work merits a wider audience. This blog,  entitled ‘Education, immigration, integration! Perceptions of the impact of migration since the 2004 EU enlargement on education in Scotland’, is by  Kirsten Anderson. The full dissertation on which it is based can be viewed here. How migrant…

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…