Scottish Education in the Twentieth Century

Author: Lindsay Paterson

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748615902

Category: Education

Page: 228

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Scotland's education system has been claimed by many to be one of the most successful in the world and its alleged decline in recent decades has generated a great deal of controversy. This book is the first full account of the history of twentieth-century Scottish education, by Lindsay Paterson, a leading specialist in the area.Scottish Education investigates Scotland's response to the key question faced by all mass systems of education. How can democracy be reconciled with the necessity of selection - both selection of culture in the maintenance of excellence, and selection of people, allocating them to differentiated occupations while also preparing them for life as equal citizens in the common culture of the community?Paterson argues that the Scottish answer to this has been recurrent attempts to give wide access to common types of educational institution, but continuing to define that education in fairly traditional academic terms. This is then also Scotland's attempt to reconcile the tension be

Edinburgh History of Education in Scotland

Author: Robert Anderson

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748679162

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 2497

This book investigates the origins and evolution of the main institutions of Scottish education, bringing together a range of scholars, each an expert on his or her own period, and with interests including "e; but also ranging beyond "e; the history of education.

Scotland in the twentieth century

Author: Thomas Martin Devine

Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780748607518

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 7101

This ambitious project surveys the massive changes the 20th century has brought to Scotland. The nation's leading commentators give an overview of the most important trends, providing new insights and fresh perspectives. Comparative reference to other societies in the UK and Europe highlight the unique elements of Scotland's distinctive development. Home Rule issues, the discovery of oil, deindustrialisation, public housing, education, landownership, the role of women, social class, and many more areas of Scottish life are assessed and explored in this rich, rewarding and comprehensive study.

The World is ill divided

women's work in Scotland in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries

Author: Eleanor Gordon,Esther Breitenbach

Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 186

View: 6721

Education in Scotland

Policy and Practice from Pre-School to Secondary

Author: Margaret M Clark,Pamela Munn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134726015

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 2663

Education in Scotland is markedly different from what happens in the rest of the UK - with a different National Curriculum, school boards to oversee school management and a General Teaching Council which has been in existence since 1965. Whilst there are many examples of successful and innovative practice in Scotland, the system is quite often not recognised as different by writers who talk about the UK education system as if it were one smooth whole. This book describes recent developments in both legislation and practice in Scotland, drawing comparisons with the English system. Chapters cover: * administration and management * the professional competence of teachers * early years education provision * the 'National Curriculum' in Scotland * Secondary Education * Special Educational Needs

The Origins of Scottish Nationhood

Author: Neil Davidson

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745316086

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 6721

Accessible introduction to the most 'dangerous' and subversive figure of the French revolution and a popular, radical journalist.

Scottish Philosophy in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Author: Gordon Graham

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191039101

Category: Philosophy

Page: 360

View: 5408

A History of Scottish Philosophy is a series of collaborative studies, each volume being devoted to a specific period. Together they provide a comprehensive account of the Scottish philosophical tradition, from the centuries that laid the foundation of the remarkable burst of intellectual fertility known as the Scottish Enlightenment, through the Victorian age and beyond, when it continued to exercise powerful intellectual influence at home and abroad. The books aim to be historically informative, while at the same time serving to renew philosophical interest in the problems with which the Scottish philosophers grappled, and in the solutions they proposed. This volume covers the history of Scottish philosophy after the Enlightenment period, through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Leading experts explore the lives and work of major figures including Thomas Brown, William Hamilton, J. F. Ferrier, Alexander Bain, John Macmurray, and George Davie, and address important developments in the period from the Scottish reception of Kant and Hegel to the spread of Scottish philosophy in Europe, America and Australasia, and the relation of Common Sense philosophy and American pragmatism. A concluding chapter investigates the nature and identity of a 'Scottish philosophical tradition'. General Editor: Gordon Graham, Princeton Theological Seminary

British Universities Past and Present

Author: Robert Anderson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0826409903

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 6239

This book is both a concise history of British universities and their place in society over eight centuries, and a penetrating analysis of current university problems and policies as seen in the light of that history. It explains how the modern university system has developed since the Victorian era, and gives special attention to changes in policy since the Second World War, including the effects of the Robbins report, the rise and fall of the binary system, the impact of the Thatcher era, and the financial crises which have beset universities in recent years. A final chapter on the past and the present shows the continuing relevance of the ideals inherited from the past, and makes an important contribution to current controversies by identifying a distinctively British university model and discussing the historical relationship of state and market.

History of Everyday Life in Twentieth-CenturyScotland

Author: Lynn Abrams,Callum Brown

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748630414

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 5081

Over the twentieth century Scots' lives changed infast, dramatic and culturally significant ways. By examining their bodies,homes, working lives, rituals, beliefs and consumption, this volume exposeshow the very substance of everyday life was composed, tracing both theintimate and the mass changes that the people endured. Using novelperspectives and methods, chapters range across the experiences of work, artand death, the way Scots conceived of themselves and their homes, and theway the 'old Scotland' of oppressive community rules broke down frommid-century as the country reinvented its everyday life and culture. Thisvolume brings together leading cultural historians of twentieth-centuryScotland to study the apparently mundane activities of people's lives,traversing the key spaces where daily experience is composed to expose thecontroversial personal and national politics that ritual and practice cangenerate. Key features: *Contains an overview of the material changesexperienced by Scots in their everyday lives during the course of thecentury*Focuses on some of the key areas of change in everyday experience,from the way Scots spent their Sundays to the homes in which they lived,from the work they undertook to the culture they consumed and eventually theway they died. *Pays particular attention to identity as well asexperience

No Gods and Precious Few Heroes

Twentieth-Century Scotland

Author: Christopher Harvie

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748682589

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 5470

This introductory history takes Scotland through two world wars and subsequent social exhaustion, through the re-energising adjustments loosely referred to as 'the sixties' to a final endgame of Union versus Independence. The novel structure of Harvie's history mirrors that of a grand engineering project, or a structure as complex as the Forth Railway Bridge: 'three periods of change rendered as towers, and two great cantilevered arches of life-in-common, over which day-to-day life proceeds'.

Shaping Sexual Knowledge

A Cultural History of Sex Education in Twentieth Century Europe

Author: Lutz Sauerteig,Roger Davidson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113422088X

Category: History

Page: 12

View: 1862

The history of sex education enables us to gain valuable insights into the cultural constructions of what different societies have defined as 'normal' sexuality and sexual health. Yet, the history of sex education has only recently attracted the full attention of historians of modern sexuality. Shaping Sexual Knowledge: A Cultural History of Sex Education in Twentieth Century Europe makes a considerable contribution not only to the cultural history of sexual enlightenment and identity in modern Europe, but also to the history of childhood and adolescence. The essays collected in this volume treat sex education in the broadest sense, incorporating all aspects of the formal and informal shaping of sexual knowledge and awareness of the young. The volume, therefore, not only addresses officially-sanctioned and regulated sex education delivered within the school system and regulated by the State and in some cases the Church, but also the content, iconography and experience of sexual enlightenment within the private sphere of the family and as portrayed through the media.

Students in Twentieth-Century Britain and Ireland

Author: Jodi Burkett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319582410

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 1948

This book explores the experiences and activities of students across the twentieth century and throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. The daily experiences of students, their involvement in local communities, national political organisations and widespread cultural changes, are the main focus of this ground-breaking book. It takes students themselves as the subject of inquiry, exploring the fundamental importance of student activities within wider social and political changes and also how some of the key changes across the twentieth century have shaped and changed the make-up, experiences, and lives of students. This book charts the experiences of students throughout a period of unprecedented change as being a student in Britain and Ireland has gone from the endeavour of a small number of elite, mainly wealthy white men, to an important phase of life undertaken by the majority of young people.

Social Change in the History of British Education

Author: Joyce Goodman,Gary McCulloch,,WILLIAM RICHARDSON

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131799146X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 7261

This work provides an overall review and analysis of the history of education and of its key research priorities in the British context. It investigates the extent to which education has contributed historically to social change in Britain, how it has itself been moulded by society, and the needs and opportunities that remain for further research in this general area. Contributors review the strengths and limitations of the historical literature on social change in British education over the past forty years, ascertain what this literature tells us about the relationship between education and social change, and map areas and themes for future historical research. They consider both formal and informal education, different levels and stages of the education system, the process and experience of education, and regional and national perspectives. They also engage with broader discussions about theory and methodology. The collection covers a large amount of historical territory, from the sixteenth century to the present, including the emergence of the learned professions, the relationship between society and the economy, the role of higher technological education, the historical experiences of Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the social significance of teaching and learning, and the importance of social class, gender, ethnicity, and disability. It involves personal biography no less than broad national and international movements in its considerations. This book will be a major contribution to research as well as a general resource in the history and historiography of education in Britain.

Scottish Politics in the Twentieth Century

Author: Iain G C Hutchison

Publisher: Palgrave


Category: History

Page: 190

View: 5733

With every likelihood that developments in Scotland will play a major part in British politics in the immediate future, this study provides a wider context to the present position.

Women and Citizenship in Britain and Ireland in the 20th Century

What Difference Did the Vote Make?

Author: Esther Breitenbach,Pat Thane

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441149007

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 5773

The continuing under-representation of women in political and public life remains a matter of concern across a wide range of countries, including the UK and Ireland. Within the UK it is a topical issue as political parties currently debate strategies, often controversial, which will increase women's representation. At the same time, devolution has ushered in significant change in the level of women's representation in Scotland and Wales and improved representation for women in Northern Ireland. That such increases in women's representation in political institutions have been slow in coming is indisputable, given that full enfranchisement of women on equal terms with men was achieved in Ireland in 1921 and in the UK in 1928.

Women in Eighteenth-Century Scotland

Intimate, Intellectual and Public Lives

Author: Deborah Simonton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134774923

Category: History

Page: 302

View: 3848

The eighteenth century looms large in the Scottish imagination. It is a century that saw the doubling of the population, rapid urbanisation, industrial growth, the political Union of 1707, the Jacobite Rebellions and the Enlightenment - events that were intrinsic to the creation of the modern nation and to putting Scotland on the international map. The impact of the era on modern Scotland can be seen in the numerous buildings named after the luminaries of the period - Adam Smith, David Hume, William Robertson - the endorsement of Robert Burns as the national poet/hero, the preservation of the Culloden battlefield as a tourist attraction, and the physical geographies of its major towns. Yet, while it is a century that remains central to modern constructions of national identity, it is a period associated with men. Until recently, the history of women in eighteenth-century Scotland, with perhaps the honourable exception of Flora McDonald, remained unwritten. Over the last decade however, research on women and gender in Scotland has flourished and we have an increasingly full picture of women's lives at all social levels across the century. As a result, this is an appropriate moment to reflect on what we know about Scottish women during the eighteenth century, to ask how their history affects the traditional narratives of the period, and to reflect on the implications for a national history of Scotland and Scottish identity. Divided into three sections, covering women's intimate, intellectual and public lives, this interdisciplinary volume offers articles on women's work, criminal activity, clothing, family, education, writing, travel and more. Applying tools from history, art anthropology, cultural studies, and English literature, it draws on a wide-range of sources, from the written to the visual, to highlight the diversity of women's experiences and to challenge current male-centric historiographies.

Scottish Education


Author: T. G. K. Bryce,Walter M. Humes

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748616251

Category: Education

Page: 1088

View: 3562

The second edition of the standard text on educational provision in Scotland covers educational practice and professional thinking from pre-school and primary through secondary to tertiary level. It provides comprehensive coverage of teaching and learning, curriculum and assessment, educational institutions and policies, current achievements and future challenges, locating Scottish education within its social, cultural and political context.Key features of the new edition:*Analyses of the impact of the Scottish Parliament *Descriptions of new government departments *Coverage of new topics including Financing of educational provision; School and work; Scottish languages; Outdoor education; an International perspective*Review of National Priorities and the National Debate *Explanation of changes to school curricula and assessment *An account of new institutional arrangements and organizationsThis is a substantial updating of the first edition taking account of the many changes post-devolution, featuring more than 40 new authors. The new volume offers fresh, frank and authoritative commentary on every area of education in Scotland and is essential reading for anyone concerned with this important aspect of Scottish life.

Scottish Education

Author: T. G. K. Bryce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780748645824

Category: History

Page: 1104

View: 8674

Reviews of the 3rd edition: ' An impressive and informative volume... containing up-to-the-minute information on the state of Scottish education, excellent analysis, critique and self-questioning.' British Journal of Educational Studies 'A compendium which provides a complete overview of the Scottish education system. In all, this is a book even bigger than the sum of its parts.' Education in the North 'The appearance in late 1999 of the monumental Scottish Education met widespread acclaim within and beyond the education community... The third edition is a worthy successor. It demonstrates the same massive scale, and the same encyclopaedic coverage... there are numerous chapters where the level of analysis is impressively high, which are models of lucidity, perceptive and stimulating, and well (in some cases, elegantly) written.'Times Education Supplement 4th edition of the best-selling guide to Scottish Education Significantly revised and updated, it reflects the very considerable changes which have taken place in education in recent years, taking account of a wealth of new research evidence. Featuring some 60 new authors, the latest volume contains fresh, forthright and informed commentary on every aspect of education and is essential reading for anyone concerned to know how education 'works' in Scotland. It examines educational practice and professional thinking from pre-school and primary, through secondary, further and higher education; and locates Scottish education within its social, cultural and political context. T. G. K. Bryce is Professor of Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of Strathclyde.W. M. Humes was, until his retirement, Research Professor in Education at the University of the West of Scotland.Donald Gillies is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of Strathclyde.Aileen Kennedy is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of Strathclyde.

The Democratic Intellect

Scotland and Her Universities in the Nineteenth Century

Author: George Elder Davie,Lindsay Paterson,Murdo Macdonald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780748684786

Category: History

Page: 372

View: 7082

Headline: An Edinburgh Classic edition of the cornerstone work on Scotland’s intellectual identity Blurb: First published in 1961, The Democratic Intellect provoked a re-evaluation of Scotland’s philosophy of itself. George Davie's account of the history of the movements which set Scotland apart from its neighbours, and of the great personalities involved, has proved seminal in restoring to Scotland a sense of the value of its unique cultural identity. Scotland’s approach to higher education has always been distinctive. From the inauguration of its first universities, the accent was on first principles, and this broad, philosophical interpretation unified the approach to knowledge – even of mathematics and science. The resulting generalist tradition contrasted with the specialism of the two English universities, Oxford and Cambridge. It stood Scotland in good stead, characterising its intellectual life even into the nineteenth century when economic, social and political pressures enforced an increasing conformity to English models. The Democratic Intellect is rightly a benchmark in Scotland’s intellectual heritage and continues to have a marked influence on those now promoting enquiry and improvement within our colleges and universities. Key Features: New Edinburgh Classic edition at accessible price New preface and foreword setting the book in context Launches a series of Edinburgh Classics in Scottish History Will contribute to the Independence debate of 2014 Key words: Scotland, education, history, philosophy, classic, Enlightenment, George Davie Subject: Scottish History

Covenant and Commonwealth

From Christian Separation Through the Protestant Reformation

Author: Daniel Judah Elazar

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412820523

Category: Political Science

Page: 389

View: 7855

The struggle in Europe to produce a Christian covenantal commonwealth, that climaxed in the Reformed Protestantism of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries is the focus of this volume. It also examines Islam and other premodern polities that shape our present. "[W]ould make a rewarding text for a course on the history of European political thought." --George M. Gross, Review of Politics