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Scots at school : an anthology

Author: David Northcroft
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Telling the tale of Scotland's educational experience over the past 250 years, this book draws on the first-hand testimony of pupils, teachers and parents - with extracts taken from biography, local history, journal and oral interview, along with fascinating contemporary photographs."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Sources
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Northcroft
ISBN: 0748617825 9780748617821
OCLC Number: 52576914
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 304 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. The Tradition of Scottish Education --
1750-1840 --
2. School and Society: A People's System? --
3. The Lads Who Got On --
4. And the Dominies Who Helped Them --
5. An Educated People: Images of Scotland --
1840-1918 --
6. Crisis in the City --
7. Board Schools and Burgh Academies --
8. The Country Matters --
9. A Terrible Efficiency is Born --
1918-2000 --
10. A General Grounding: Primary School Education, 1918-65 --
11. Seniors and Juniors: Secondary School Education, 1918-65 --
12. All Change: 1965-85 --
13. Then and Now: 1985-2000 --
14. The Tradition of the Scottish Education Tradition.
Responsibility: written and edited by David Northcroft.

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