Schooling Scotland

Schooling Scotland:
Education, equity and community
Daniel Murphy

Education, equity and community

Daniel Murphy


Can today's schools providing the best education for all  children growing up in Scotland, now and in the future? If not, why not  and what should we do to improve our schooling system?

In answering these questions, this book shows how schools both  mirror and shape contemporary society, its strengths and its weaknesses.  While children's experience of school continues to improve, unfair  social inequalities persist.

Current models of schooling as a 'service', delivered to  'service users' by expert professionals who are accountable to  politicians through officials, are flawed both in theory and in  practice. Bringing up children is everyone's responsibility. To ensure  that all Scotland's children get the school education they deserve,  Daniel Murphy argues for a better partnership of parent, child, school,  government and community - one to which all of Scotland can contribute  and from which all our children can benefit."

Daniel Murphy has worked across the Scottish education system  for the past 40 years. He has been a teacher of history and politics, a  local authority adviser and head teacher of three different secondary  schools. He was the founder Director of the Centre for Educational  Leadership at the University of Edinburgh and is now a Senior Teaching  Fellow.  He is the author a variety of education books. He brings a  lifelong passion and a vivid insider's insight to the challenges of  helping schools do better for all Scotland's children.

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