British Council School Programmes in Scotland: an Impact Study: Final Report

Livingston, K. , Doherty, C. , Lido, C. , Cassar, R., Dunkley, R. , Gale, T. and Parker, S. (2018) British Council School Programmes in Scotland: an Impact Study: Final Report. Project Report. School of Education, University of Glasgow, Glasgow. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This report evaluates the impact of British Council programmes in Scottish schools, particularly their contribution to closing the attainment gap for students from different socioeconomic backgrounds. British Council Scotland works with approximately a third of all schools in Scotland through programmes, including Erasmus+, Connecting Classrooms, e-Twinning, and Modern Language Assistants, that enrich curriculum, pedagogy and professional development with a global outlook. Despite a variety of definitions and treatments, there is growing attention to global citizenship education and sustainability education as important curricular goals across nations and systems.The research reported herein sought to document the impact of BC programmes in Scottish schools, and its contribution to the Attainment Challenge’s focus on achieving both excellence and equity. It used a mixed methods approach of quantitative data analysis (using open national data and individual pupil data) in combination with qualitative case studies of differently positioned schools and interviews with senior staff in key stakeholder agencies.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Project Report)
Additional Information:The research reported herein sought to document the impact of BC programmes in Scottish schools, and its contribution to the Attainment Challenge’s focus on achieving both excellence and equity. It used a mixed methods approach of quantitative data analysis (using open national data and individual pupil data) in combination with qualitative case studies of differently positioned schools and interviews with senior staff in key stakeholder agencies.
Keywords:Curriculum, pedagogy, attainment gap, Scotland, global citizenship education, modern languages, literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing.
Status:Unpublished
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gale, Professor Trevor and Cassar, Miss Rachel and Livingston, Professor Kay and Dunkley, Dr Ria and Doherty, Professor Catherine and Parker, Stephen and Lido, Dr Catherine
Authors: Livingston, K., Doherty, C., Lido, C., Cassar, R., Dunkley, R., Gale, T., and Parker, S.
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
College of Science and Engineering > School of Psychology
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Pedagogy Policy and Practice
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education
Publisher:School of Education, University of Glasgow
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Authors
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the Authors

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