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Education and Learning

Lindy Moore

in Gender in Scottish History Since 1700

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780748617609
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748672172 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617609.003.0005
Education and Learning

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This chapter addresses the culture and experience of education and learning in Scotland, engaging head on with the myth of the ‘democratic intellect’ from a gendered perspective. It examines both the notion of a masculine education tradition – of universality and meritocracy - embodied in the ‘democratic intellect’ and the consequent assumption that Scottish women were either passive victims or willing dupes of a patriarchal ideal. It addresses a number of issues: the nature of anglicisation and its impact on Scottish education; the responses to that influence; and the gendered experiences of schooling in Scotland.

Keywords: Education; Women; Gender

Chapter.  11914 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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