Explaining, framing and forming of the National Improvement Framework

Lee Coutts

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The National Improvement Framework (NIF) was launched in January 2016 by the Scottish Government as a tool for achieving excellence and equity.

A study of how the NIF has come to be formed immediately ‘on the ground’ is needed. (Mowat, 2018). However, in order to do this, it is necessary to consider how policy ideas are framed through wider Discourse and subsequently explained in policy texts (Adams, 2016).

This study therefore has the following aims:

1. What wider Discourses have permitted or constrained opportunities for action provided by the NIF?
2. How is the NIF explained in official policy texts?
3. How is the NIF formed at the local level by teachers?
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018
EventLaunch of the Strathclyde Doctoral School - University of Strathclyde
Duration: 1 Nov 20181 Nov 2018


OtherLaunch of the Strathclyde Doctoral School


  • national improvement framework
  • education policy
  • positioning theory


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