Scotland -- being different

Levin, Ben
December 2011
Phi Delta Kappan;Dec2011, Vol. 93 Issue 4, p74
The article discusses the educational system in Scotland, detailing issues such as choice of where students attend school and the rankings of Scotland's schools according to the Program of International Student Assessment (PISA). The author comments on the importance of socioeconomic factors in shaping secondary schools, Scotland's new national curriculum called the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence, and the program's content and teaching methods changes. Also discussed are the educational Scottish Learning Festival in Glasgow, Scotland on September 21-22, 2011, the curriculum's added focus on social and behavioral goals, and the challenges of changing curriculum frameworks.


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