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Universities’ body rebranded to push education research

Schools of education seek recognition amid concerns government is overlooking their ‘wealth of expertise’

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The body that represents Scotland’s university schools of education has rebranded itself in an attempt to highlight the wider work they carry out beyond initial teacher education.

The Scottish Teacher Education Committee is becoming the Scottish Council of Deans of Education in a move intended to reflect the amount of research being carried out, at a time when there are concerns about the lack of research-informed policy-making in education.

Here, we explore the issues behind the body’s decision to rebrand.

Why the name change?

The Scottish Teacher Education Committee hasn’t changed its ...

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