Henry Hepburn

Schools must catch up in this digital revolution

Considering the fast-changing world that we live in today, it is worrying to discover that many schools are failing to properly educate pupils in the use of new technology

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Wednesday marked 10 years since my first day at TESS, which piqued my curiosity about what we were reporting back then. A quick scan of autumn 2006 issues revealed that the preoccupations of Scottish education were remarkably similar to those of today.

Many of those articles could, with the dated jargon changed and a few different names, just about pass off as fresh stories. There were reports of (deep breath): overburdened teachers; schools struggling to recruit heads; an FE college principal in hot water; rich men ruffling feathers with their radical ideas for education; a no-nonsense new ...

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