Scottish Education, A [A Scottish Education] [Radio Scotland]

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1/4. Bill Whiteford explores the ever changing world of Scottish secondary schools, from the post-war period to the present day.

Today's comprehensive schools are very different places from the highly streamed junior and senior secondaries of the 1950s. Although the end of selection caused controversy in England, it was welcomed in Scotland. Bill hears the memories of teachers working at the time and finds out why the comprehensive school is still central to education in Scotland.

Bill Whiteford explores the ever changing world of Scottish secondary schools.

The ever changing world of Scottish schools

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2/4. Bill Whiteford explores the ever-changing world of Scottish secondary schools, from the post-war period to the present day.

Schools are more than just somewhere children are sent to learn, they have a social role, with responsibility for pastoral care, guidance and discipline. Bill talks to teachers and pupils about banning the belt, noisy classrooms and what makes a child's schooldays happy ones.

Bill Whiteford explores the ever changing world of Scottish secondary schools.

The ever changing world of Scottish schools

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Bill Whiteford explores the ever-changing world of Scottish secondary schools, from the post-war period to the present day.

3/4. The level of monitoring that goes on in schools, from exams to inspections, is greater now than ever before, putting stress on both pupils and teachers to perform. With the exam system currently in a period of transition, Bill takes a look at the impact of assessment on the education system and how schools are coping with such scrutiny.

Bill Whiteford looks at the impact of assessment on the education system.

The ever changing world of Scottish schools