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Education and the Scottish People 1750–1918

R. D. Anderson


Scotland's democratic traditions, together with its early lead in literacy, make its educational system of great interest to historians. This book 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 democra ... More

Keywords: Scotland, literacy, education, educational thought, schooling, citizenship, democracy, technical education

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780198205159
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205159.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

R. D. Anderson, author
University of Edinburgh
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