Secondary schools in Scotland under reform: the changing nature of governance, policy and curriculum

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This chapter considers the extent to which secondary school education in Scotland can be considered as distinct from the rest of the UK. The chapter outlines the key characteristics of Scottish education, highlighting the important role that the Scottish 'myth' plays in shaping the system and the way that educational actors perceive the system to be. Secondary schools have recently been subjected to enormous reform. The nature of this reform and its implications for the future of the teaching profession are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLearning to Teach in the Secondary School
Subtitle of host publicationA Companion to School Experience
EditorsSusan Capel, Marilyn Leask , Sarah Younie
Place of Publication[S.I.]
Publication statusPublished - 8 Apr 2019


  • Scottish education
  • teaching
  • educational governance

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