Joining the dots through Scottish crofting education: Rural development, crofting futures and educational opportunities.

A. Britton, Rachel Hunt, H Blee

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Abstract

The ‘Crofting Connections’ (Ceanglaichean Croitearachd) project is described in this article as an exemplar of the prescribed ‘Scottish approach’ to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Drawing upon the evaluation of this project an argument is made for increased attention to such initiatives that seek to (re)connect children with issues of community, heritage, land and place. In doing so, we also call for a reconceptualization of crofting in academic discourse and in the curriculum. While crofting is a specifically Scottish phenomenon, this may be of interest to readers in other nations with similar small scale agricultural traditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-85
JournalScottish Educational Review
Volume49
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017

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