Archive for January 2013

Scots believe in equality but deliver a quite different message to their children

Scots believe in equality but deliver a quite different message to their children

Scotland is plagued by under-achieving young people and it’s not because of low self-esteem.

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Will I Ever Get to Minsk? by Jim C Wilson: review

Will I Ever Get to Minsk? by Jim C Wilson: review

Jim C Wilson’s new collection of poetry, Will I Ever Get to Minsk?(Happenstance, RPP £4.00) tackles issues of art, age and memory. Edinburgh-born Wilson, now resident in East Lothian, was Stirling Council’s writer in residence between 1989 and 1991.  Appointed as the Royal Literary Fund’s Writing Fellow at […]

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Challenging the Scottish psyche

Challenging the Scottish psyche

Why is there a stultifying dread of meaningful change and innovation in Scottish education?

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Tackling inequality at source

Tackling inequality at source

Poverty is a continuing reality in contemporary Scotland. Seventeen per cent of our people and 20 per cent of our children live in poverty. Despite legislation, child poverty persists, its pernicious effect on children’s life chances remaining largely unaltered.

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Pay-by-performance models should be nipped in the bud

Pay-by-performance models should be nipped in the bud

Whatever happened yesterday in the United States reaches England today and Scotland tomorrow. So be warned: performance-related pay for teachers is now on the agenda in the States and England.

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Dealing with homophobia and discrimination

Dealing with homophobia and discrimination

Alex Wood discusses discrimination against LGBT young people in Scotland, which research has shown is more common than elsewhere in the UK.

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