Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence, online advertising, and the future of Public Service Broadcasting: New Official Publications 21.06.21

European Union

© European Union, 2021

Online advertising: the impact of targeted advertising on advertisers, market access and consumer choice. “In this research paper, we provide a comprehensive overview of online advertising markets and we analyse the challenges and opportunities concerning digital advertising. We review the degree to which existing and proposed legislation at EU level addresses the identified problems, and identify potential solutions, with reference to experience from EU Member States and third countries. We conclude with a synthesis and specific policy recommendations, drawing on stakeholder interviews.”

Towards gender equality in the cultural and creative sectors: Recommendations of the OMC (open method of coordination) working group of Member States’ experts. “All recommendations are based on practical experience and good practise case studies. They highlight the importance of political commitment to improving gender equality in the cultural and creative sectors (CCS).”

Coronavirus pandemic in the EU: Fundamental rights implications : vaccine rollout and equality of access in the EU. “This Coronavirus Bulletin focuses on equitable access to vaccines. It outlines the situation in the 27 EU Member States from 1 March to 30 April 2021. The bulletin looks at two main areas: planning and prioritisation in deploying Covid-19 vaccinations and their rollout in the countries. It covers information and communication campaigns, as well as (pre)registration channels for and the administration of vaccinations. The bulletin highlights how deploying vaccines is essential for lifting restrictions on fundamental rights that the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights enshrines, such as the freedom of movement, the right to engage in employment and the right to education.”

Westminster & the UK Government

© Parliamentary Copyright House of Commons 2021. Contains Parliamentary information licensed under the Open Parliament Licence v3.0

Leasehold high-rise flats: who pays for fire safety work? “This briefing paper considers the debate about who is responsible for paying for fire safety works on blocks of flats in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire.”

Independent Report: Manchester Arena Inquiry Volume 1: Security for the Arena. “The Manchester Arena Inquiry, a statutory public inquiry, was established by the Home Secretary in 2019 to investigate the deaths of the victims of the attack on the Manchester Arena on 22 May 2017. It is chaired by The Hon Sir John Saunders.

Government response to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee’s report The Future of Public Service Broadcasting. The inquiry is looking into the “future of public service broadcasting (PSB) within the wider media and digital ecology, including funding, content and regulation of PSBs and how this compares with alternative subscription, streaming services and Freeview services.”

Scottish Parliament & Government

Contains information licenced under the Scottish Parliament Copyright Licence.

Scottish Criminal Justice System: The Prison Service. “This subject profile outlines the operation of prisons and young offender institutions in Scotland.”

Scoping review of intensive psychiatric inpatient care provision for young people in Scotland.

Justice for children and young people – a rights-respecting approach: vision and priorities. “This vision builds on the youth justice strategy which concluded in 2020. It represents a shared foundation between the Scottish Government and partners to continue to support the agenda to keep children out of the criminal justice system and promote the use of the Whole System Approach.”

Official Statistics

© Office for National Statistics 2021. Contains Parliamentary information licensed under the Open Parliament Licence v3.0

Wind energy in the UK: June 2021. “Exploring the wind energy industry in the UK, including energy generation, turnover and employment. Includes data from the Office for National Statistics and other official sources.”

Fatal Accident Inquiries (FAIs): statistics 2020-2021. “The Scottish Ministers are required under section 29 of the Inquiries into Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc. (Scotland) Act 2016 (“the 2016 Act”) to report on inquiries that concluded in the previous financial year.”

Personal Independence Payment at April 2021: summary statistics. “Quarterly statistics include registrations and cases with entitlement.”

International Organisations

© Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2021

Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence : Into the Future.*

“Students in Scotland (United Kingdom) engage in learning through Curriculum for Excellence (CfE), which aims to provide them with a holistic, coherent, and future-oriented approach to learning between the ages of 3 and 18. CfE offers an inspiring and widely supported philosophy of education. Schools design their own curriculum based on a common framework which allows for effective curricular practices.

In 2020, Scotland invited the OECD to assess the implementation of CfE in primary and secondary schools to understand how school curricula have been designed and implemented in recent years.

This report analyses the progress made with CfE since 2015, building upon several months of observations in Scotland, the existing literature and experiences from other OECD countries. The OECD analysis and recommendations aim to support Scotland as it further enhances CfE to achieve its potential for the present and future of its learners. Just as Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence was among the pioneers of 21st century learning, its most recent developments hold valuable lessons for other education systems and their own curriculum policies.”

* This publication is only available to UofG staff and students as part of our OECD iLibrary subscription.

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