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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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Gender in Scottish History Since 1700

Lindy Moore

Edinburgh University Press

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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