Scottish education: sleepwalking into the abyss

by Gary Walsh I am writing this post as a challenge to the narrative developing in Scottish education circles at the moment. I believe that we are in danger of sleepwalking into an abyss of ill-conceived reform based on an impoverished understanding of the purposes of education, confusion about the meaning of equity in that context, and a politicisationContinue reading “Scottish education: sleepwalking into the abyss”

Do we really want equity in education?

by George Gilchrist We are experiencing a time in education where equity and the closing of attainment gaps for those learners who are facing the most challenging of social circumstances, seems to be high on everyone’s agenda. Much research has been produced and papers written about the negative impacts experienced by young people from theContinue reading “Do we really want equity in education?”