Education and the Scottish People, 1750-1918 (Hardback)
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Education and the Scottish People, 1750-1918 (Hardback)

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Hardback 348 Pages / Published: 10/08/1995
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Scotland's democratic traditions, together with its early lead in literacy, make its educational system of great interest to historians. Professor Anderson examines the distinctive characteristics and the historical myths of Scottish popular education, placing them in a broader framework of social, political, and intellectual history. Among the topics covered are: the development of Scottish educational thought in the early 19th century, the extent of schooling and literacy before education became compulsory in 1872, the role of education in late Victorian and Edwardian ideas on citizenship and democracy, and the neglected history of technical education. This authoritative, up-to-date study will become the standard work of reference for historians working in this field, and for all interested in modern Scottish history.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198205159
Number of pages: 348
Weight: 571 g
Dimensions: 224 x 146 x 25 mm


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a very clear view of the pre-nineteenth-century inheritance, in chapters which are among the best introductory suveys currently available on this subject * Scottish Historical Review, vol.LXXX,no.209 *
Robert Anderson's monograph offers much for students and professional historians alike to ponder. * Scottish Historical Review, vol.LXXX,no.209 *
His book entirely supplants the old general histories of the subject: securely based in far more extensive research ... The author's arguments are closely documented - with the data, where appropriate, helpfully set out in tables and maps, in both text and appendices ... Not the least of the book's qualities is that it is well written - a good and refreshing read; it deserves to reach far beyond the scholarly community to which it is primarily addressed ... Professor Anderson has certainly provided us with a new and firm groundwork on which to build ... His book is doubly welcome: as a much-needed, insightful and nicely coherent account of a period of high complexity and significance for Scottish schooling, and also as an invaluable launching-pad for his own and others' further explorations of this vitally important factor in the making of modern Scottish society. * Scottish Affairs *
a most valuable contribution both to Scottish history and to educational history generally * W.B. Stephens, University of Leeds, Journal of Educational Administration and History, Volume 28, Number 2, July 1996 *
detailed and instructive volume * Joy Hendry, Chapman 86 *
positions his views in an impressive amount of new research and with thoughtful analysis of an expanding and in some areas controversial literature on the subject ... It is likely to prove a powerful weapon in the armoury of revisionism in the new Scottish history, embedded as it increasingly is in a comparative framework drawn from the European experience as much as that of other countries in the British Isles. This is an important book and likely to become the standard work on the subject. * Ian Donnachie, The Open University, The Historical Association 1997 *

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