Mr George Macbride

  • Honorary Senior Research Fellow (Culture, Literacies, Inclusion & Pedagogy)

telephone: 01413308204
email: George.MacBride@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

George MacBride’s career in education has developed, sometimes simultaneously, across the fields of practice, policy and research.

George taught for 37 years in Glasgow secondary schools, firstly as an English teacher and for 30 years from 1976 in support for learning and pastoral care. He worked across the curriculum with young people in economically disadvantaged areas. In addition to his teaching, he played an active role in contributing to professional development, in school, locally and nationally; this included contributing to developing classroom practice and to the development and teaching of nationally recognised courses developing support for learning for a more inclusive education system.

As a teacher trade unionist, George was active in the EIS for some 25 years; for the last 15 years of his teaching career he was annually elected convener of the Education Committee. Union activity also included active participation in EIS working groups, developing policy in fields such as equality, teacher qualifications, school certification and inclusive education. George contributed to commissioning research for the EIS, to promoting cooperation with SCRE and to developing the union’s professional development courses through partnerships with higher education. Dialogue with policy makers also featured regularly.

George contributed to European teacher union seminars on such topics as equal opportunities, quality assurance, promoting positive relationships, teacher qualifications, teacher professionalism and education policy formation. He was for some years a member of the OECD Trade Union Advisory Council (Education).

George’s role in the EIS Education Committee led to his appointment to the Council/Board of the Scottish Examinations Board, the Scottish Consultative Council on the Curriculum, and Learning and Teaching Scotland. He further contributed to policy formation through membership of sub-groups: the Examinations Committee of SEB; working groups of the SCCC on pedagogy, national qualifications, curriculum structure, support for learning, and the modern languages curriculum; membership of the Inclusive Education Reference Group and convenership of the Processes of Change Group of LTS.

George was also appointed to various government Working Groups concerned with aspects of assessment, curriculum issues, major reform of national qualifications, and teacher professionalism.

He was a member of the Curriculum Review Group which developed the framework of Curriculum for Excellence; he further contributed to the development of CfE as a member of the Programme Board and of the Validation Group which approved the final curriculum specifications.

After retiring from teaching, George carried out research informed commissions for: EIS (early years education, skills development, equality in education), Glasgow City Council (evaluation of school initiative), Scottish Government Learning Directorate (recognising wider achievement), Education Scotland (identifying significant aspects of learning to support assessment). He carried out policy related commissions for the Learning Directorate (Building the Curriculum 5 writing group, focus groups and national conferences to inform assessment policy) and for Education Scotland (quality assurance for the National Assessment Resource). Many of these commissions were designed to support professional learning.

Immediately after retirement he worked for the University of Glasgow on research projects in curriculum and assessment: Engineering the Future (EPSRC); FLaT programme evaluation (Highland Council and SQA); Fibonacci Programme (EU); Assessment at Transition (Scottish Government).

Some of this work overlapped with George’s appointment as Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the School of Education. He has since contributed to the work of the School through such activities as: contributing to developing the online MSc Assessment in Education; participating in the CAMAU Research project on progression as the basis of the school curriculum, including representing CAMAU on the Welsh Government’s Coherence and Assessment Advisory Groups; membership of UGEAN; contributing to organising seminars and conferences (e.g. AEA-Europe 2015 hosted by the University, IEAN founding seminar 2018).

George is a Fellow of the EIS and a Fellow of the SQA.


Research interests

The themes which have emerged through George’s career underpin his recent and on-going research interests: social justice, inclusive education, assessment, sustainable change in education and teacher professionalism.


Publications

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Jump to: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2014 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008
Number of items: 25.

2018

MacBride, G. and McCulloch, M. (2018) Transitions. In: Carroll, M. and McCulloch, M. (eds.) Understanding Teaching and Learning in Primary Education. Second Edition. SAGE Publications Ltd: London, pp. 269-283. ISBN 9781526421173

Hayward, L. et al. (2018) CAMAU Project: Research Report (April 2018). Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

2017

Hayward, E. , Morrison-Love, D. , Makara Fuller, K. , Spencer, E., Hughes, S., Ryder, N. and MacBride, G. (2017) CAMAU Project: Progression Frameworks and Progression Steps. 18th Annual AEA Europe Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 9-11 Nov 2017. (Unpublished)

2016

Hayward, L. , MacBride, G. and Spencer, E. (2016) Scotland: the intersection of international student assessment and educational policy development. In: Volante, L. (ed.) The Intersection of International Achievement Testing and Education Policy. Routledge, pp. 58-74. ISBN 9781138936515

2014

MacBride, G. and McCulloch, M. (2014) Transitions. In: Carroll, M. and McCulloch, M. (eds.) Understanding Teaching and Learning in Primary Education. SAGE: London. ISBN 9781446254820

2012

Smyth, G., Sheridan, N. , MacBride, G. and Paton, G. (2012) Inclusion of pupils from refugee families. In: Allan, J. and Catts, R. (eds.) Social Capital Practices and Young People. Policy Press: Bristol. ISBN 978-1847429278

Hayward, L. et al. (2012) Assessment at Transition. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.

2011

Ekevall, E., Hayward, E. , Hayward, G., Magill, J., Spencer, E., MacBride, G., Bryce, A.C. and Stimpson, B.P. (2011) Engineering: young people want to be informed. In: Engineering Education: Inspiring the Next Generation of Engineers, Aston University, Birmingham, UK, 6-8 July 2010,

2010

Hayward, L. and MacBride, G. (2010) Inclusion in Scotland: 'We're a' Jock Tamson's Bairns'. Zeitschrift für Inklusion, 2,

MacBride, G. (2010) Nursery Education: Research Review Report. Project Report. The Educational Institute of Scotland, Edinburgh.

MacBride, G., Hayward, E.L. , Hayward, G., Spencer, E., Ekevall, E., Magill, J., Bryce, A.C. and Stimpson, B. (2010) Engineering the future: embedding engineering permanently across the school-university interface. IEEE Transactions in Education, 53(1), pp. 120-127. (doi:10.1109/TE.2009.2025368)

Smyth, G., MacBride, G., Paton, G. and Sheridan, N. (2010) Social capital and refugee children: Does it help their integration and education in Scottish schools? Diskurs Kindheits: Und Jugendforschung, 2, pp. 146-157.

Spencer, E. and MacBride, G. (2010) Loving the Challenge: University-School Partnership Advanced Higher Physics Investigations – Evaluation of an Initiative. Project Report. University of Strathclyde Faculty of Engineering. (Unpublished)

2009

Ekevall, E., Hayward, E.L. , Hayward, G., MacBride, G., Magill, J. and Spencer, E. (2009) Engineering – what's that? In: SEFI Annual Conference 2009: 'Attracting Young People to Engineering: Engineering is Fun', Rotterdam, Netherlands, 1-4 July 2009, (Unpublished)

Ekevall, E., Hayward, E.L. , MacBride, G. and Spencer, E. (2009) Should school science education be science and engineering education? In: Association for Science Education (ASE) Annual Conference 2009: 'Getting Practical - How to Make Science Teaching Come Alive!', University of Reading, Reading, 8-10 January 2009, (Unpublished)

MacBride, G., Hayward, E.L. , Ekevall, E. and Spencer, E. (2009) Research, policy and practice - commitment, complexity and uncertainty: a case study of a government research council funded project, Engineering the Future. In: The European Conference on Educational Research: 'Theory and Evidence in European Educational Research', University of Vienna, Austria, 28-30 September 2009, (Unpublished)

2008

Ekevall, E., Hayward, E. , MacBride, G., Spencer, E. and Hayward, G. (2008) Engineering in the curriculum: connecting science, technology and maths. In: Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA) Conference, Perth, Scotland, 27-29 Nov 2008,

Ekevall, E., Hayward, E.L. , MacBride, G., Spencer, E., Cluckie, J. and Hayward, G. (2008) Teaching science and technology through engineering. In: Conference of the British Educational Research Association (BERA), Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, 3-6 Sept 2008,

Hayward, E. , Spencer, E., MacBride, G. and Boyd, B. (2008) 'Just Making Them Think': Resolving the Summative/Formative Assessment Tension in the Later Years of Secondary School. Project Report. Scottish Qualifications Authority, Glasgow.

Hayward, E.L. , Ekevall, E., MacBride, G., Spencer, E. and Hayward, G. (2008) Engineering education: sustaining transformational change? In: Conference of British Educational Research Association 2008, Edinburgh, UK, 3-6 Sep 2008,

MacBride, G., Ekevall, E., Hayward, E.L. , Spencer, E., Chapman, R. and Hayward, G. (2008) Engineering the future: changing attitudes, changing schools? In: Conference of the British Educational Research Association (BERA), Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, 3-6 Sept 2008,

MacBride, G., Ekevall, E., Hayward, E.L. , Spencer, E. and Hayward, G. (2008) Improving the transition from school to studying engineering at university. In: Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA) Conference, Perth, Scotland, 27-29 Nov 2008,

MacBride, G., Ekevall, E., Hayward, E.L. , Spencer, E., Hayward, G. and Stimpson, B. (2008) Engineering the future: a sustainable concept? In: Engineering Education Conference, Loughborough, UK, 14-16 July 2008,

MacBride, G., Ekevall, E., Hayward, E.L. , Spencer, E., Hayward, G. and Stimpson, B. (2008) Engineering the future: practitioners, researchers and policy makers working across sectors. In: Engineering Education Conference, Loughborough, UK, 14-16 July 2008,

Spencer, E., Ekevall, E., Hayward, E.L. and MacBride, G. (2008) What should be the place of engineering in the school curriculum? In: British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, 3-6 Sept 2008,

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Number of items: 25.

Articles

Hayward, L. and MacBride, G. (2010) Inclusion in Scotland: 'We're a' Jock Tamson's Bairns'. Zeitschrift für Inklusion, 2,

MacBride, G., Hayward, E.L. , Hayward, G., Spencer, E., Ekevall, E., Magill, J., Bryce, A.C. and Stimpson, B. (2010) Engineering the future: embedding engineering permanently across the school-university interface. IEEE Transactions in Education, 53(1), pp. 120-127. (doi:10.1109/TE.2009.2025368)

Smyth, G., MacBride, G., Paton, G. and Sheridan, N. (2010) Social capital and refugee children: Does it help their integration and education in Scottish schools? Diskurs Kindheits: Und Jugendforschung, 2, pp. 146-157.

Book Sections

MacBride, G. and McCulloch, M. (2018) Transitions. In: Carroll, M. and McCulloch, M. (eds.) Understanding Teaching and Learning in Primary Education. Second Edition. SAGE Publications Ltd: London, pp. 269-283. ISBN 9781526421173

Hayward, L. , MacBride, G. and Spencer, E. (2016) Scotland: the intersection of international student assessment and educational policy development. In: Volante, L. (ed.) The Intersection of International Achievement Testing and Education Policy. Routledge, pp. 58-74. ISBN 9781138936515

MacBride, G. and McCulloch, M. (2014) Transitions. In: Carroll, M. and McCulloch, M. (eds.) Understanding Teaching and Learning in Primary Education. SAGE: London. ISBN 9781446254820

Smyth, G., Sheridan, N. , MacBride, G. and Paton, G. (2012) Inclusion of pupils from refugee families. In: Allan, J. and Catts, R. (eds.) Social Capital Practices and Young People. Policy Press: Bristol. ISBN 978-1847429278

Research Reports or Papers

Hayward, L. et al. (2018) CAMAU Project: Research Report (April 2018). Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

Hayward, L. et al. (2012) Assessment at Transition. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.

MacBride, G. (2010) Nursery Education: Research Review Report. Project Report. The Educational Institute of Scotland, Edinburgh.

Spencer, E. and MacBride, G. (2010) Loving the Challenge: University-School Partnership Advanced Higher Physics Investigations – Evaluation of an Initiative. Project Report. University of Strathclyde Faculty of Engineering. (Unpublished)

Hayward, E. , Spencer, E., MacBride, G. and Boyd, B. (2008) 'Just Making Them Think': Resolving the Summative/Formative Assessment Tension in the Later Years of Secondary School. Project Report. Scottish Qualifications Authority, Glasgow.

Conference or Workshop Item

Hayward, E. , Morrison-Love, D. , Makara Fuller, K. , Spencer, E., Hughes, S., Ryder, N. and MacBride, G. (2017) CAMAU Project: Progression Frameworks and Progression Steps. 18th Annual AEA Europe Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 9-11 Nov 2017. (Unpublished)

Conference Proceedings

Ekevall, E., Hayward, E. , Hayward, G., Magill, J., Spencer, E., MacBride, G., Bryce, A.C. and Stimpson, B.P. (2011) Engineering: young people want to be informed. In: Engineering Education: Inspiring the Next Generation of Engineers, Aston University, Birmingham, UK, 6-8 July 2010,

Ekevall, E., Hayward, E.L. , Hayward, G., MacBride, G., Magill, J. and Spencer, E. (2009) Engineering – what's that? In: SEFI Annual Conference 2009: 'Attracting Young People to Engineering: Engineering is Fun', Rotterdam, Netherlands, 1-4 July 2009, (Unpublished)

Ekevall, E., Hayward, E.L. , MacBride, G. and Spencer, E. (2009) Should school science education be science and engineering education? In: Association for Science Education (ASE) Annual Conference 2009: 'Getting Practical - How to Make Science Teaching Come Alive!', University of Reading, Reading, 8-10 January 2009, (Unpublished)

MacBride, G., Hayward, E.L. , Ekevall, E. and Spencer, E. (2009) Research, policy and practice - commitment, complexity and uncertainty: a case study of a government research council funded project, Engineering the Future. In: The European Conference on Educational Research: 'Theory and Evidence in European Educational Research', University of Vienna, Austria, 28-30 September 2009, (Unpublished)

Ekevall, E., Hayward, E. , MacBride, G., Spencer, E. and Hayward, G. (2008) Engineering in the curriculum: connecting science, technology and maths. In: Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA) Conference, Perth, Scotland, 27-29 Nov 2008,

Ekevall, E., Hayward, E.L. , MacBride, G., Spencer, E., Cluckie, J. and Hayward, G. (2008) Teaching science and technology through engineering. In: Conference of the British Educational Research Association (BERA), Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, 3-6 Sept 2008,

Hayward, E.L. , Ekevall, E., MacBride, G., Spencer, E. and Hayward, G. (2008) Engineering education: sustaining transformational change? In: Conference of British Educational Research Association 2008, Edinburgh, UK, 3-6 Sep 2008,

MacBride, G., Ekevall, E., Hayward, E.L. , Spencer, E., Chapman, R. and Hayward, G. (2008) Engineering the future: changing attitudes, changing schools? In: Conference of the British Educational Research Association (BERA), Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, 3-6 Sept 2008,

MacBride, G., Ekevall, E., Hayward, E.L. , Spencer, E. and Hayward, G. (2008) Improving the transition from school to studying engineering at university. In: Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA) Conference, Perth, Scotland, 27-29 Nov 2008,

MacBride, G., Ekevall, E., Hayward, E.L. , Spencer, E., Hayward, G. and Stimpson, B. (2008) Engineering the future: a sustainable concept? In: Engineering Education Conference, Loughborough, UK, 14-16 July 2008,

MacBride, G., Ekevall, E., Hayward, E.L. , Spencer, E., Hayward, G. and Stimpson, B. (2008) Engineering the future: practitioners, researchers and policy makers working across sectors. In: Engineering Education Conference, Loughborough, UK, 14-16 July 2008,

Spencer, E., Ekevall, E., Hayward, E.L. and MacBride, G. (2008) What should be the place of engineering in the school curriculum? In: British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, 3-6 Sept 2008,

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