Professional Learning to support the development of Inclusive Curricula in Scotland

Mhairi C. Beaton, Jennifer Spratt

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Abstract

In this chapter we discuss the Scottish policy environment, both for teacher education and for school teaching, identifying contemporary challenges to and opportunities for responding to the changing demographics of schooling. Drawing from a research-informed Master’s Programme located at the University of Aberdeen, we discuss how the concept of Inclusive Pedagogy has informed the development of our courses. This chapter focuses on how this conceptual framework is used to support teachers to interrogate the curriculum, and uses examples to illustrate how course participants enacted theoretical concepts to develop curricula that were more responsive to the communities which they served.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeacher Education for the Changing Demographics of Schooling
Subtitle of host publicationIssues for Research and Practice
EditorsLani Florian, Natasa Pantic
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Pages167-182
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783319543895
ISBN (Print)9783319543888
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 2017

Publication series

NameInclusive Learning and Educational Equity
PublisherSpringer
Volume2

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    Beaton, M. C., & Spratt, J. (2017). Professional Learning to support the development of Inclusive Curricula in Scotland. In L. Florian, & N. Pantic (Eds.), Teacher Education for the Changing Demographics of Schooling: Issues for Research and Practice (pp. 167-182). [12] (Inclusive Learning and Educational Equity; Vol. 2). Springer International Publishing AG. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-54389-5_12