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Scottish Education before 1800

R. D. Anderson

in Education and the Scottish People 1750–1918

Published in print August 1995 | ISBN: 9780198205159
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191676529 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205159.003.0001
Scottish Education before 1800

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Historians have been working to establish a comparative context for schooling and literacy in Europe, and this work makes Scotland look rather less exceptional. This chapter examines Scottish education before 1880. The parish schools in rural lowlands, the highlands and the towns, literacy, and school attendance and social mobility are discussed.

Keywords: schooling; literacy; Scotland; Scottish education; parish schools; school attendance; social mobility

Chapter.  9993 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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