The values of Scottish comprehensive schooling

Daniel Murphy, Linda Croxford, Cathy Howieson

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It is just over 50 years since the government circulars in Scotland, England and Wales which signaled an intention to abolish selection and reform secondary schooling along comprehensive lines. Each country’s policy trajectories since then have been quite different. In this article the authors reflect on more than 50 years of comprehensive education in Scotland and assess its achievements and challenges.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-176
Number of pages10
JournalForum for Promoting 3-19 Comprehensive Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016


  • comprehensive education
  • value
  • vision


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