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OECD Review of National Policies for Education: Quality and Equity of Schooling in Scotland – 4 Debate in the Scottish Parliament

Yesterday afternoon the OECD Report was discussed in the Scottish Parliament. The full transcript makes interesting reading. There is the odd lapse into political point scoring (as you would expect in any democratic parliament). My reading of what was said by our MSPs is that it was generally a thoughtful and constructive debate around the main themes of the report. There seemed to me to be a good level of understanding of the strengths of our education system and more importantly a high degree of consensus around the areas we need to address if we are.
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OECD Review of National Policies for Education: Quality and Equity of Schooling in Scotland – 3 Implications: Moving Towards ‘My Curriculum for Excellence’

If the findings of the OECD report are generally accepted then the main implication for LTS lies around the development of the curriculum. I remember reading a policy document many years ago (must dig it out, but I think it was from HMI) which made the claim that the main cause of indiscipline/disruption in school is the ‘design and presentation’ of the curriculum.

My reading of the OECD report is that the main reason that too many of our young people fail at school lies in the design and presentation of the curriculum.

If we want more inclusive schools and are serious.

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