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…

The politics of accountability: bureaucracy and the struggle for regulation in the public sector

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 public while also contributing…