Edinburgh History of Education in Scotland

Author: Robert Anderson

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748679162

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 6814

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.

Scottish Education in the Twentieth Century

Author: Lindsay Paterson

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748615902

Category: Education

Page: 228

View: 7589

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 the Book in Scotland, Volume 2: Enlightenment and Expansion 1707-1800

Author: Stephen Brown

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748628967

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 688

View: 6255

Studies the book trade during the age of Fergusson and BurnsOver 40 leading scholars come together in this volume to scrutinise the development and impact of printing, binding, bookselling, libraries, textbooks, distribution and international trade, copyright, piracy, literacy, music publication, women readers, children's books and cookery books.The 18th century saw Scotland become a global leader in publishing, both through landmark challenges to the early copyright legislation and through the development of intricate overseas markets that extended across Europe, Asia and the Americas. Scots in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Dublin and Philadelphia amassed fortunes while bringing to international markets classics in medicine and economics by Scottish authors, as well as such enduring works of reference as the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Entrepreneurship and a vigorous sense of nationalism brought Scotland from financial destitution at the time of the 1707 Union to extraordinary wealth by the 1790s. Publishing was one of the country's elite new industries.

Social Change in the History of British Education

Author: Joyce Goodman,Gary McCulloch,WILLIAM RICHARDSON

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317991478

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

View: 8520

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.

Mission to Educate

A History of the Educational Work of the Scottish Presbyterian Mission in East Nigeria, 1846-1960

Author: William H. Taylor

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004107137

Category: Religion

Page: 281

View: 9548

This study of 150 years' educational pioneering in Eastern Nigeria re-appraises many of the stereotypes about mission schools in Africa. It suggests that Scottish Presbyterian educationalists were usually less at ease with British colonialism than with preparing for a politically independent Nigeria.

Scottish Life and Society: Institutions of Scotland : education

Author: Heather Holmes,European Ethnological Research Centre

Publisher: Tuckwell Press, Limited


Category: Social Science

Page: 558

View: 9606

This project of the European Ethnological Research Centre is planned in 13 volumes. Their overall aim is to examine the interlocking strands of history, language and traditional culture, in their international setting, that go into the making of a national identity. Other volumes cover Scottish ethnology; farming and landscape; Scotland's buildings; boats and fishing; coast and sea; the food and the Scots; hearth and home: the culture of the dwelling house; crafts, trades and professions; transport and communications; the individual and community life in Scotland; oral literature and performance culture; institutions of Scotland: religious expression; and institutions of Scotland: the law.

Scottish Highlanders and Native Americans

Indigenous Education in the Eighteenth-century Atlantic World

Author: Margaret Szasz

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806138619

Category: History

Page: 285

View: 7144

"In this first book-length examination of the SSPCK, Margaret Connell Szasz explores the origins of the Scottish Society's policies of cultural colonialism and their influence on two disparate frontiers. Drawing intriguing parallels between the treatment of Highland Scots and Native Americans, she incorporates multiple perspectives on the cultural encounter, juxtaposing the attitudes of Highlanders and Lowlanders, English colonials and Native peoples, while giving voice to the Society's pupils and graduates, its schoolmasters, and religious leaders."--BOOK JACKET.

Education in Scotland

Policy and Practice from Pre-School to Secondary

Author: Margaret M Clark,Margaret Clark,Pamela Munn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134726007

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 877

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

Gender in Scottish History Since 1700

Author: Lynn Abrams

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748626395

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 5545

Scottish history is undergoing a renaissance. Everyone agrees that an understanding of our nation's history is integral to our experience of its present and the shaping of the future. But the story of Scotland's past is being told with little reference to gendered identities. Not only are women largely missing from these grand narratives, but men's experience has tended to be sublimated in intellectual, political and economic agendas. Neither femininities nor masculinities have been given much of a place in Scotland's past or in the process of nation-making. Gender in Scottish History offers a new perspective on Scotland's past since around 1700, viewing some of the main themes with a gendered perspective. It starts from the assumption that gender is integral to our understanding of the ways in which societies in the past were organised and that national histories have a tendency to be gender blind. Each chapter engages with one key theme from Scottish historiography, asking what happens when women are added to the story and how the story changes when the meanings of gendered understandings and assumptions are probed. Addressing politics, culture, religion, science, education, work, the family and identity, Gender in Scottish History proposes an alternative reading of the Scottish past which is both inclusive and recognisable.

Scottish Education


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

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748616251

Category: Education

Page: 1088

View: 4991

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.

Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature: Enlightenment, Britain and Empire (1707-1918)

Author: Ian Brown

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748630643

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

View: 340

Between 1707 and 1918, Scotland underwent arguably the most dramatic upheavals in its political, economic and social history. The Union with England, industrialisation and Scotland's subsequent defining contributions throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to the culture of Britain and Empire are reflected in the transformative energies of Scottish literature and literary institutions in the period. New genres, new concerns and whole new areas of interest opened under the creative scrutiny of sceptical minds. This second volume of the History reveals the major contribution made by Scottish writers and Scottish writing to the shape of modernity in Britain, Europe and the world.

A History of Private Law in Scotland: Introduction and property

Author: Kenneth G. C. Reid,Reinhard Zimmermann

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198267782

Category: Law

Page: 552

View: 1044

Law in Scotland has a long history, uninterrupted either by revolution or by codification. This work is the first detailed and systematic study in the field of Scottish private law. It takes key topics from the law of obligations and the law of property and traces their development from earliest times to the present day.

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: 5526

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.

Education and the Scottish People, 1750-1918

Author: Robert David Anderson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198205155

Category: History

Page: 337

View: 2700

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.

The Schooling of Girls in Britain and Ireland, 1800- 1900

Author: Jane McDermid

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134675186

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 7309

This book compares the formal education of the majority of girls in Britain and Ireland in the nineteenth century. Previous books about ‘Britain’ invariably focus on England, and such ‘British’ studies tend not to include Ireland despite its incorporation into the Union in 1801. The Schooling of Girls in Britain and Ireland, 1800-1900 presents a comparative synthesis of the schooling of working and middle-class girls in the Victorian period, with the emphasis on the interaction of gender, social class, religion and nationality across the UK. It reveals similarities as well as differences between both the social classes and the constituent parts of the Union, including strikingly similar concerns about whether working-class girls could fulfill their domestic responsibilities. What they had in common with middle-class girls was that they were to be educated for the good of others. This study shows how middle-class women used educational reform to carve a public role for themselves on the basis of a domesticated life for their lower class ‘sisters’, confirming that Victorian feminism was both empowering and constraining by reinforcing conventional gender stereotypes.

Die gestohlenen Stunden


Author: Sarah Maine

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641166047

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 6770

Bhalla House, einst herrschaftlicher Stammsitz der Familie, ist wenig mehr als eine Ruine, als Harriet Deveraux auf der entlegenen Insel in den schottischen Hebriden ankommt, um ihr Erbe anzutreten. Doch der verheerende Zustand des Gebäudes bleibt nicht die einzige Überraschung: Unter den morschen Bodendielen wird ein menschliches Skelett gefunden, daneben ein Medaillon mit einer Haarlocke und einer Feder. Die Frage, welches Schicksal sich hinter diesem Fund verbirgt, lässt Harriet nicht mehr los, und sie stößt auf eine tragische Geschichte von Liebe und Verrat. Eine Geschichte, die sich hundert Jahre zuvor hier ereignet hat, deren Schatten aber bis in Gegenwart reicht ...