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”

Tackling inequity is the responsibility of us all

by Jackie Brock I was delighted to attend Scotland’s education summit on 15 June. What a tribute to Scotland’s commitment to children, young people and their education. How many other countries would be able to bring together the leadership of all our political parties represented in our Parliament together with key professionals, parent and thirdContinue reading “Tackling inequity is the responsibility of us all”

End Child Poverty

Originally posted on robfmac:
Remarks in Moving Motion L SSTA Congress May 2014 In welcoming the publication by the Scottish Government of the 2014 revision of the Child Poverty Strategy with its emphasis on reducing the attainment gap affecting pupils from the poorest backgrounds, Congress notes that simply amending institutional practice or seeking change without…

A Curriculum for Equity: Part 1

by Gary Walsh Chris, Croissants & Oysters I attended the rather excellent SELMAS 2015 conference in November. You can read a summary of the event as it happened here. In this post I would like to offer some reflections I have had since it took place, and to provide some context for a concept that cameContinue reading “A Curriculum for Equity: Part 1”