Kirsten Darling-Mcquistan is a lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Aberdeen. Prior to taking on the role of lecturer she taught in schools in Angus, Fife and London. She speaks of some of the current challenges for Scottish teachers and offers a possible way forward for Scottish education.
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