Archive for the Social Issues Category

We must not be afraid to ask the dangerous questions

We must not be afraid to ask the dangerous questions

A new year is underway, but our education system still refuses to ask the most important, and most dangerous, questions. We need to re-engage with the big issues, says Alex Wood. Nothing comes close to the wonderful buzz which committed teachers feel when they see new first […]

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Health and well-being in Scottish schools

Health and well-being in Scottish schools

Healthy Pupils in Healthy Schools was the focus of this year’s Scottish Centre for Studies in School Administration Conference. Sergio Della Sala opened the morning with a salutary warning to educationalists on the claims for neuro-scientific validity for a host of educational interventions. Professor Della Sala described […]

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Freedom of expression

Freedom of expression

The great problem with human rights is that one human right can conflict with another.  These conflicts can become pressing issues in schools. Exercising religion, the right to worship freely but also the right to express religious views, is a basic right.   When a society legislates, […]

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Adversity in diversity

Adversity in diversity

In November 2011 Reform Scotland and the Centre for Scottish Public Policy set up a Commission on School Reform, chaired by Keir Bloomer, to evaluate Scotland’s schools and its young people’s needs. Its report, By Diverse Means, is now published. Scotland’s schools have many strengths, but are […]

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Ideas to encourage wellbeing

Ideas to encourage wellbeing

Society faces significant problems with poor physical and mental health and schools cannot escape the problem. 

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Don’t look away: bullying of LGBT pupils must be tackled

Don’t look away: bullying of LGBT pupils must be tackled

Learn from schools that demonstrate good practice in handling prejudice and follow these teachers’ lead

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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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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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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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Social Justice Re-examined: review

Social Justice Re-examined: review

Despite our most treasured myths, Scotland remains a profoundly unequal society. Income inequality is rising, child poverty remains intractably stuck.

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