Edinburgh History of Education in Scotland

Author: Robert Anderson

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748679162

Category: Education

Page: 384

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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.

Edinburgh History of Education in Scotland

Author: Robert Anderson

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748679170

Category: Education

Page: 496

View: 8920

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 - but also ranging beyond - the history of educat

Edinburgh History of Education in Scotland

Author: Robert D Anderson,Mark Freeman,Lindsay Paterson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780748679157


Page: N.A

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The distinctiveness and influence of Scotland's educational institutions have played a significant role in the construction of national identity. 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.

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

Scottish Education


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

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748616251

Category: Education

Page: 1088

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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.

Community Education, Learning and Development Ed.3

Author: Lyn Tett,Ian Fyfe

Publisher: Dunedin Academic Press

ISBN: 1906716455

Category: Education

Page: 136

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Lyn Tett has developed her discussion of community education to include aspects of learning and development in this revised and expanded third edition of her popular text. The book illustrates the conceptual and political debates surrounding the role, purpose and practice of community education, learning and development. Community Education, Learning and Development moves behind the policy rhetoric to recognise and explore some of the tensions in current policy trends, particularly the danger of seeing social marginalisation and exclusion as an individual problem rather than a result of structured inequalities. A number of community education, learning and development projects are examined to give a real sense of the approach being advocated and to make a case for a model of lifelong learning focusing on democratic renewal. The task of community educators and those concerned with learning and development is not an easy one. They must recognise competing interests but still enable voices that have been excluded to be heard, whilst also seeking ways of building mutual understandings and cooperation. The challenge for community education is considerable but this book provides a real sense of its possibilities for learning and development throughout life.

How the Scots Invented the Modern World

The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World and Ever ything in It

Author: Arthur Herman

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780307420954

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 4416

An exciting account of the origins of the modern world Who formed the first literate society? Who invented our modern ideas of democracy and free market capitalism? The Scots. As historian and author Arthur Herman reveals, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Scotland made crucial contributions to science, philosophy, literature, education, medicine, commerce, and politics—contributions that have formed and nurtured the modern West ever since. Herman has charted a fascinating journey across the centuries of Scottish history. Here is the untold story of how John Knox and the Church of Scotland laid the foundation for our modern idea of democracy; how the Scottish Enlightenment helped to inspire both the American Revolution and the U.S. Constitution; and how thousands of Scottish immigrants left their homes to create the American frontier, the Australian outback, and the British Empire in India and Hong Kong. How the Scots Invented the Modern World reveals how Scottish genius for creating the basic ideas and institutions of modern life stamped the lives of a series of remarkable historical figures, from James Watt and Adam Smith to Andrew Carnegie and Arthur Conan Doyle, and how Scottish heroes continue to inspire our contemporary culture, from William “Braveheart” Wallace to James Bond. And no one who takes this incredible historical trek will ever view the Scots—or the modern West—in the same way again.

Cultures of Improvement in Scottish Romanticism, 1707-1840

Author: Alex Benchimol,Gerard Lee McKeever

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351056409

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 8463

The first applied research volume in Scottish Romanticism, this collection foregrounds the concept of progress as 'improvement' as a constitutive theme of Scottish writing during the long eighteenth century. It explores improvement as the animating principle behind Scotland’s post-1707 project of modernization, a narrative both shaped and reflected in the literary sphere. It represents a vital moment in Romantic studies, as a 'four-nations' interrogation of the British context reaches maturity. Equally, the volume contributes to a central concern in the study of Scottish culture, amplifying a critical synthesis of Romanticism and Enlightenment. The conceptual motif of improvement allows an illumination of the boundaries (and beyond) of conventional notions of Romanticism, tracing its long, evolving imbrication with Enlightenment in Scotland. Exploring the holistic treatment of improvement in Scottish literature, chapter-studies include work on agricultural improvement and processes of commercialization, polite cultural renewal and the cotton trade, an expanding print culture and spirituality in death rituals. Taken as a whole, this amounts to an interdisciplinary re-consideration of the central role of improvement in Scottish cultural history of the long eighteenth century, of interest to a wide range of scholars, reflecting the vitality of the exchange between Enlightenment and Romanticism in Scotland.

Scottish Education

Author: T. G. K. Bryce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780748645824

Category: History

Page: 1104

View: 4822

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.

Nine Centuries of Man

Manhood and Masculinities in Scottish History

Author: Lynn Abrams

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 1474403905

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 8093

What did it mean to be a man in Scotland over the past nine centuries?Scotland, with its stereotypes of the kilted warrior and the industrial ahard man has long been characterised in masculine terms, but there has been little historical exploration of what masculinity actually means for men (and women) in a Scottish context. This interdisciplinary collection explores a diverse range of the multiple and changing forms of masculinities from the late eleventh to the late twentieth century, examining the ways in which Scottish society through the ages defined expectations for men and their behaviour.How men reacted to those expectations is examined through sources such as documentary materials, medieval seals, romance, poetry, begging letters, police reports and court records, charity records, oral histories and personal correspondence. Focusing upon the wide range of activities and roles undertaken by men a work, fatherhood and play, violence and war, sex and commerce a the book also illustrates the range of masculinities which affected or were internalised by men. Together, they illustrate some of the ways Scotlands gender expectations have changed over the centuries and how more generally masculinities have informed the path of Scottish history.ContributorsLynn Abrams, University of GlasgowKatie Barclay, University of AdelaideAngela Bartiem University of EdinburghRosalind Carr, University of East LondonTanya Cheadle, University of GlasgowHarriet Cornell, University of EdinburghSarah Dunnigan, University of EdinburghElizabeth Ewan, University of GuelphAlistair Fraser, University of GlasgowSergi Mainer, University of EdinburghJeffrey Meek, University of GlasgowCynthia J. Neville, Dalhousie University Janay Nugent, University of Lethbridge Tawny Paul, Northumbria University

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

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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.

The media in Scotland

Author: Neil Blain,David Hutchison

Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr


Category: Social Science

Page: 286

View: 373

What does it mean to 'think differently'? What are the conditions under which original thought can take place and what are the obstacles to it? The ability to create thoughts is what lies at the base of philosophy and political theory and practice. One cannot hope to change the world, or even adequately critique it, without the possibility of the new in mental life.The Political Mindseeks to explore the possibility of thinking differently through connecting neuropsychological material on consciousness, nonconsciousness and affect to political theory. It spans many diverse disciplines: from hard-edged neuropsychology to sociology, economics, political theory and Eastern and Western philosophy. Its originality lies in its ability to draw meaningful connections between such disparate literatures, weaving a coherent whole. It then applies the concepts created to the currently popular topics of consumerism and the anti-capitalist and anti-globalisation movements.Key Features:* Unique in drawing connections between neuropsychology and political theory* Addresses an enormous breadth of material* Relevant to those interested in the anti-globalisation and anti-capitalism movements

British Universities Past and Present

Author: Robert Anderson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0826409903

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 8613

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.

The Scottish Enlightenment

The Scots' Invention of the Modern World

Author: Arthur Herman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781841152769

Category: Civilization, Modern

Page: 454

View: 1797

This work presents the history of how Scotland produced the institutions, beliefs and human character that have made the West into the most powerful culture in the world. Within one hundred years, the nation that began the 18th century dominated by the harsh and repressive Scottish Kirk had evolved into Europe's most literate society, producing an idea of modernity that has shaped much of civilisation as we know it.

The New Sociology of Scotland

Author: David McCrone

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473987059

Category: Political Science

Page: 736

View: 3988

With interdisciplinary coverage of a wide range of core topics – including social inequality, national identity, religion, sport and education – accompanied by comprehensive pedagogical features to encourage engagement, McCrone’s introduction provides students with an exciting new textbook on Scottish society

Learning Chinese in Diasporic Communities

Many pathways to being Chinese

Author: Xiao Lan Curdt-Christiansen,Andy Hancock

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9027270244

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 243

View: 2455

This book brings together new theoretical perspectives and bilingual education models from different sociopolitical and cultural contexts across the globe in order to address the importance of sociocultural, educational and linguistic environments that create, enhance or limit the ways in which diasporic children and young people acquire the ‘Chinese’ language. The chapters present a variety of research-based studies on Chinese heritage language education and bilingual education drawing on detailed investigations of formal and informal educational input including language socialization in families, community heritage language schools and government sponsored educational institutions. Exploring the many pathways of learning ‘Chinese’ and being ‘Chinese’, this volume also examines the complex nature of language acquisition and development, involving language attitudes and ideologies as well as linguistic practices and identity formation. Learning Chinese in Diasporic Communities is intended for researchers, teacher-educators, students and practitioners in the fields of Chinese language education and bilingual education and more broadly those concerned with language policy studies and sociolinguistics.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

A Novel

Author: Muriel Spark

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453245030

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

View: 3909

Muriel Spark’s timeless classic about a controversial teacher who deeply marks the lives of a select group of students in the years leading up to World War II “Give me a girl at an impressionable age, and she is mine for life!” So asserts Jean Brodie, a magnetic, dubious, and sometimes comic teacher at the conservative Marcia Blaine School for Girls in Edinburgh. Brodie selects six favorite pupils to mold—and she doesn’t stop with just their intellectual lives. She has a plan for them all, including how they will live, whom they will love, and what sacrifices they will make to uphold her ideals. When the girls reach adulthood and begin to find their own destinies, Jean Brodie’s indelible imprint is a gift to some, and a curse to others. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is Spark’s masterpiece, a novel that offers one of twentieth-century English literature’s most iconic and complex characters—a woman at once admirable and sinister, benevolent and conniving. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Muriel Spark including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s archive at the National Library of Scotland.

Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland, Volume 4: Professionalism and Diversity 1880-2000

Author: David Finkelstein

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748628843

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 544

View: 693

In this volume a range of distinguished contributors provide an original analysis of the book in Scotland during a period that has been until now greatly under-researched and little understood. The issues covered by this volume include the professionalisation of publishing, its scale, technological developments, the role of the state, including the library service, the institutional structure of the book in Scotland, industrial relations, union activity and organisation, women and the Scottish book, and the economics of publishing. Separate chapters cover Scottish publishing and literary culture, publishing genres, the art of print culture, distribution, and authors and readers. The volume also includes an innovative use of illustrative case studies.