Identification of More Able Pupils: a pilot survey of Scottish Schools

Sutherland, M.J. (2003) Identification of More Able Pupils: a pilot survey of Scottish Schools. Gifted Education International, 18(2), pp. 209-217.

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It is ten years since the publication of the HMI report The Education of Able Pupils P6 - S2 (SOED, 1993). A major concern resulting from this report was that many pupils were not being sufficiently challenged during the transition period from primary to secondary school. A national survey was undertaken to determine the progress schools and education authorities in Scotland have made in developing appropriate provision for the group of pupils identified by the report. The survey involved gathering information from four distinct groups: education authorities, schools, parents and pupils. This paper will focus on the results from schools. Of key importance to the implementation of the recommendations made in the 1993 report was a clear system of identification for able pupils. This paper will outline: 1) Issues surrounding the identification procedure 2) The results from the pilot survey 3) Discussion of the results 4) Final reflections.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sutherland, Dr Margaret
Authors: Sutherland, M.J.
Subjects:L Education > LC Special aspects of education
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Journal Name:Gifted Education International

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