Henry Hepburn

We can see oursels as ithers see us, but are we frae blunder freed?

The International Council of Education Advisers have revealed their initial view of Scottish education…but is anyone in government listening?

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Despite being scarcely four pages long, there was something for everyone when the initial findings of the International Council of Education Advisers (ICEA) sidled into public view last week.

First, there was the furtive nature of its publication – without any government announcement – at a time when people in Scottish education are more likely to be broiling on a beach than poring over the minutiae of dry pedagogical ruminations.

This seemed naïve on the part of the government, shortly after 23 journalists signed an open letter criticising it for an obstructive approach to Freedom of ...

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