United Nations iLibrary

The UN iLibrary is now available via the National Library of Scotland either on site or if you are resident in Scotland with a reader’s card you can access this remotely.

The United Nations iLibrary is the first comprehensive global search, discovery, and viewing source for digital content created by the United Nations.

Publications are now available online in the single research repository. Content is organised by series title, publication year and alphabetically; and search and discovery of complete publications or even their components – chapters and articles – is a click away. The content is accessible in different formats – PDF and READ – to meet users’ needs, whether for reading on a mobile device, sharing with peers via social networks or integrating content in a report.

More Information about United Nations iLibrary

Download a brochure (PDF) detailing the United Nations iLibrary service.

United Nations iLibrary has been developed in partnership with OECD Publishing and the OECD iLibrary. The OECD iLibrary is also available via the National Library of Scotland with the same arrangements for access.

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Improving Schools in Scotland: An OECD Perspective

This policy review was commissioned by the Scottish Government. The agreed purpose was to inform the ongoing development of education policy, practice and leadership in Scotland, by providing an independent review of the direction of the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) and emerging impacts seen in quality and equity in Scottish schooling. It focuses especially on the cycles corresponding to Broad General Education (BGE, i.e. up to student age 15) with the brief being to:

  • Highlight key impacts of the approach taken to developing the curriculum to date.
  • Analyse key aspects of education policy and practice in Scotland, and integrate insights from PISA and other evidence from different countries/regions.
  • Highlight areas where further change or development could add value to an ongoing programme of educational improvement.

There will be an Scottish Government debate in the Scottish Parliament  on the 12th January 2016

  Delivering a world-class education system