Leading historians discuss the distinctive and internationally significant history of Scottish education
The distinctiveness and influence of Scotland’s educational institutions have played a significant role in the construction of national identity. This book investigates the origins and evolution of the main institutions of Scottish education, bringing together a range of scholars, each an expert on his or her own period, and with interests including – but also ranging beyond – the history of education.
From the medieval period to the modern, this book provides a broad picture of Scottish educational history, while also highlighting the particularities and varieties of the Scottish system through the ages: from monastic to secular; from rural to urban; from Latin to Gaelic; from Reformation to Enlightenment and beyond.
This is a hugely important reference work for historians and students of education within and beyond Scotland, and essential background reading for teachers and policy-makers. It is also a significant book for anyone interested in the development of modern Scotland, its culture and institutions.
- The first multi-authored history of education in Scotland that covers the whole of its medieval and modern history
- An unrivalled group of historians and social scientists with extensive expertise in Scottish history
- Sets new agendas for the future of historical research in Scotland
- David Allan is a Reader in Scottish History at the University of St Andrews.
- Robert Anderson is Professor Emeritus of Modern History, University of Edinburgh.
- Christopher R. Bischof is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Richmond.
- Ewen A. Cameron is Sir William Fraser Professor of Scottish History and Palaeography at the University of Edinburgh.
- Kimm Curran is an Affiliate Researcher at the University of Glasgow in Theology and Religious Studies.
- Ian J. Deary is Professor of Differential Psychology at the University of Edinburgh.
- Elizabeth Ewan is University Research Chair and Professor, Department of History, University of Guelph.
- John Finlay is Professor of Scots Law at the University of Glasgow.
- Mark Freeman is a Senior Lecturer at the UCL Institute of Education, University College London.
- Matthew Hammond is a Research Associate in History in the School of Humanities, University of Glasgow.
- Stephen Mark Holmes is an Honorary Fellow in the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh and Associate Rector of St John’s Episcopal Church, Edinburgh.
- Walter Humes is a Visiting Professor in the School of Education at the University of Stirling.
- Martin Lawn is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford.
- Catriona M. M. Macdonald is a Reader in Late-Modern Scottish History at the University of Glasgow.
- Jane McDermid is a Reader in History at the University of Southampton.
- Lindy Moore is an independent researcher and former librarian.
- David Northcroft is a Research Associate of the Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen.
- Fiona O’Hanlon is a Chancellor’s Fellow in the School of Education at the University of Edinburgh.
- Lindsay Paterson is Professor of Educational Policy, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh.
- John Stevenson is a retired Church of Scotland minister who served in the parish ministry before being appointed as General Secretary of the church’s Department of Education.
- Douglas Sutherland is a Tutor in the University of Glasgow’s Centre for Open Studies.
- Stuart Wallace was a Lecturer in History at Newbattle Abbey College (1985–9) and at the Centre for Continuing Education at the University of Edinburgh (1991–2001).