TESS on Educational Attainment & Inequality in Scotland seminar
Henry Hepburn of TESS wrote an article (6th September, 2013) featuring various issues raised at the seminar "Educational Attainment and Inequality in Scotland" on the 28th August, 2013. They include concerns about the efficacy of an independent evaluation of CfE (by David Raffe and Sally Brown), about the adverse impact of Scottish devolution on educational research (by David Raffe), and about the little improvement of the test and exam performance of students in Scotland (highlighted in a report by the CEP discussed in the seminar).
The article also highlighted responses from Education Scotland's Bill Maxwell at the seminar and a government spokeswoman, as well as comments from University of Stirling's Walter Humes and University of Edinburgh's Danny Murphy.
This article can be viewed via the following link:
Seminar - Educational attainment and inequality in Scotland: How does Scotland compare with the rest of the UK?
Education in a Devolved Scotland: A Quantitative Analysis Report to the ESRC (Special Paper No. 30)(March 2013)
TESS - CfE has an edge on independence, academic claims
Full details of CES' research project - DIFFHE: Changing Transitions to a Differentiated Higher Education System
CREID project: Higher Education in Scotland, the Devolution Settlement and the Referendum on Independence