education

Building a better Scotland: spending proposals 2003-2006 - what the money buys

In this report plans are set out for government investment in Scotland over the three year period 2003-2006. Proposals for public spending are made in Justice, Education, Health, Social Justice, Transport, Environment and Administration.

Integrated strategy for the early years

This paper focuses on the services provided to young children (from pre-birth to 5) and their families.

It sets out a framework which draws together existing policies from across the Scottish Executive in this area – whether that is promoting childcare, health visitor support, preschool education or broader support for parenting skills.

It seeks to promote greater coherence between these executive policies to give better support to joined-up delivery on the ground.

Study skills

This resource is one of the units on the Open University's OpenLearn website, which provides free and open educational resources for learners and educators around the world. This unit looks at study skills and covers giving presentations; developing thinking skills; a guide to the web; learning online and the importance of interpersonal skills.

Together we can end violence against women and girls: a consultation paper

UK Government consultation aiming to raise awareness and provoke discussion and debate as to what more can be done by interested parties and stakeholders to end violence against women and girls and minimise its effects.

General household survey: results for 2007

The General Household Survey (GHS) is an inter-departmental multi-purpose continuous survey carried out by the ONS collecting information on a range of topics from people living in private households in Great Britain.

Recognising fathers: a national survey of fathers who have children with learning disabilities

This reports on results of a national survey of fathers who have children with learning disabilities’. It presents the findings from 251 fathers who completed a questionnaire. It highlights that current policies and practices often fail to acknowledge or support fathers in their role as carers and make recommendations to address the situation.

Black and Ethnic Minority Young People and Educational Disadvantage

From research based on the primary and secondary education system, this report collates and builds on the existing knowledge and information in this area to identify gaps in understanding and make recommendations for further research where appropriate. The key component of the report explores the extent and nature of educational change experienced by children and young people of ethnic minority backgrounds.

Learning with care: the education of children looked after away from home by local authorities

A report from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education and the Social Work Inspectorate, which covers the results of an inspection into the social work and educational services provided to meet the educational needs of children in the care of local authorities.

SCIE Report 19: Learning together to safeguard children: developing a multi-agency systems approach for case reviews

Children’s safety and welfare are key concerns in all countries, with continual efforts being made to improve child welfare and child protection services. Learning is central to these endeavours so that problems and their solutions can be identified. However, it has been questioned as to whether current learning approaches are adequate for the task. In light of this, SCIE presents a ‘systems’ model of organisational learning that can be used across agencies involved in safeguarding and child protection work.

The educational attainment of looked after children: local authority pilot projects - summary of the final research report

A summary version of the research report identifying interventions that appeared to make the most differences in terms of both the educational experience and the educational outcomes of the looked after children and young people participating in the pilot projects. The report was produced by Strathclyde University and published by the Scottish Government.