Educational Politics after 1872

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:
Educational Politics after 1872

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The 1872 Act was the culmination of a long process of public intervention in state education in Scotland. Much of Scottish education developed on similar lines to England, but the common political system and the need to equalize expenditure meant they could not diverge very far. This chapter discusses the directly elected school boards, the Scotch Education Department, teachers and the Education Institute of Scotland (EIS), and politics and religion, as well as the state of education in the highlands, controversies over secondary education and the abolition of fees, technical education, and administrative areas.

Keywords: 1872 Act; school board; Scotch Education Department; teachers; EIS; politics; religion; highlands; fees; technical education

Chapter.  11484 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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