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Gender in Scottish History Since 1700$
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Lynn Abrams and Eleanor Gordon

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780748617609

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617609.001.0001

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Education and Learning

Education and Learning

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(p.111) 5 Education and Learning
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Gender in Scottish History Since 1700
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Lindy Moore

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617609.003.0005

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

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