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Latest Education in Scotland Stories

2008-10-06 06:00:18

By FIONA MacLEOD EDUCATION CORRESPONDENT TEACHERS are demanding the Scottish Government delays introducing the new school curriculum amid concerns it will prove impossible to implement under the current timetable.

2008-09-29 12:00:16

By ANDREW DENHOLM EDUCATION CORRESPONDENT AN internationally renowned academic has accused Scottish universities of failing to contribute to the development of the country's new school curriculum.

2008-09-27 09:00:24

By FIONA MACLEOD EDUCATION CORRESPONDENT AN INTERNATIONAL education expert has criticised Scottish universities for failing to help create new school qualifications.

2008-09-26 12:00:29

By ANDREW DENHOLM EDUCATION CORRESPONDENT COMPUTER games have been shown to boost maths attainment in a pioneering study in Scottish schools. Learning and Teaching Scotland (LTS), the curriculum development organisation analysed the effect of the educational game Brain Training from Dr Kawashima .

2008-09-24 12:00:36

By ANDREW DENHOLM EDUCATION CORRESPONDENT GIRLS are still outperforming boys at all levels of the curriculum, it was confirmed yesterday, following the publication of exam results for local authorities across Scotland.

2008-09-05 15:00:08

SCIENCE centres in Scotland - including the Glasgow Science Centre - are to receive a GBP250,000 cash boost. The funding is designed to help pupils become switched on to physics and engineering.

2008-09-05 12:00:06

SCHOOL pupils Ben Wilcox, 17, and Caitlin Stronach, 16, get to grips with an astronaut's suit as they prepare to blast off on a mission to the US space agency, Nasa.

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2008-08-29 12:15:00

Scottish pupils should have access to social networking sites in schools according to a Westminster government and industry adviser.

2008-08-27 15:01:00

By DAMIEN HENDERSON A FATHER who sued his daughter's education authority has dropped the case after learning that her right to be taught English has less protection in law than her right to be given religious studies.

2008-08-13 15:00:51

LEADING Scottish educationalist Dr Ethel Gray has died at the age of 85. ETHEL Gray devoted her life to making education accessible to all. Among her many achievements was being the first woman appointed to the court of Heriot-Watt University.


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  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
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