Scots at School: An Anthology David Northcroft

ISBN: 9780748617821

Published: April 1st 2003

Paperback

320 pages


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Scots at School: An Anthology  by  David Northcroft

Scots at School: An Anthology by David Northcroft
April 1st 2003 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 320 pages | ISBN: 9780748617821 | 4.63 Mb

What is the defining Scottish experience? The Kirk, Scots Law, Hampden Park? There are several contenders, but school is the universal and enduring one. Stories and myths have clustered around its chief features: * Pupils as lads o pairts.* TeachersMoreWhat is the defining Scottish experience? The Kirk, Scots Law, Hampden Park? There are several contenders, but school is the universal and enduring one. Stories and myths have clustered around its chief features: * Pupils as lads o pairts.* Teachers as dominies.* The democratic intellect.* The village skweel.* Hard work, getting on and the power of the tawse.* Academic excellence and sticking in.Telling the tale of Scotlands 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.The anthologised material is accompanied by David Northcrofts narrative outlining the history of the distinctive Scottish school system.

By drawing out key themes of identity, nationalism and democracy, he sets the claims that have traditionally been made for the systems excellence and independent spirit against the accoun



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