Pupil participation in Scottish schools: final report

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Cross, B. ; Hall, J. ; Hall, S. ; Hulme, M. ; Lewin, J. ; McKinney, S.J. (2009)
  • Publisher: Learning and Teaching Scotland
  • Subject: L1

This research was commissioned by Learning and Teaching Scotland (LTS) to evaluate the nature of pupil participation in primary and secondary schools across Scotland. The specific objectives of the research were:\ud <p>· To describe what school staff and pupils understand by the term ‘pupil participation’.</p>\ud <p>· To describe the range and usage of pupil participation mechanisms employed in schools.</p>\ud <p>· To describe how school staff respect and respond to pupils’ views and ideas, and those of the wider community.</p>\ud <p>· To identify the characteristics of schools and classrooms that facilitate effective pupil participation.</p>\ud <p>· To identify possible barriers to the development of pupil participation in schools and to make suggestions about how these can be overcome.</p>\ud <p>· To capture examples of effective practice of pupil participation.</p>\ud <p>· To make suggestions about how pupil participation can help support the implementation of the Curriculum for Excellence.</p>
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