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An open letter to any education policy maker in Scotland – Morag Pendry

Here are 8 of my potential policies, which I believe, would help to achieve higher levels of numeracy and literacy for everyone in Scotland. Test if you must, but I think these alternatives will address the problem of achieving and sustaining the improvements and not just measuring them. Please watch this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEh3JG74C6s.  Sir Harry Burns explaining …

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An Observatory for Sport in Scotland – Charlie Raeburn

An Observatory for Sport in Scotland * – “supporting the Scottish sport stakeholders and networks – through robust research, indexing of participation, and resultant opportunities”   The answers to the questions about the state of community sport in Scotland will be varied. What is community sport? Who is trying to answer the questions? Sport can be a force …

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Scottish education – what needs to be done? – Keir Bloomer

This post by Keir Bloomer, which first appeared in the Sunday Times on 6 September 2015, is a summary of a chapter from a forthcoming publication, ‘Reforming Scotland’, produced by Reform Scotland.   From any perspective – social or economic – it is vital that Scottish education is among the best in the world.  At present, …

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Changing the education debate – Keir Bloomer

For many years, ministers in charge of education in England have been the system’s most unyielding flagellants while Scottish ministers have been the main cheerleaders of their system. In the 2012 international comparisons of educational standards the two countries performed almost identically but the political reactions were very different. What was seen as dismal failure in one country was …

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What future for Scottish education? – Keir Bloomer

This is the second in a series of individual contributions to the publication, ‘Reforming Scotland’, which aims to set out a possible vision for Scotland’s future which can inform and influence the policy debate in the coming years. The contributions are by people from a range of different backgrounds and political perspectives who have looked at …

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