The Edinburgh History of Education in Scotland

Robert Anderson (Editor), Mark Freeman (Editor), Lindsay Paterson (Editor)

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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 some areas of particular interest.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages384
ISBN (Print)978-0-7486-7915-7
Publication statusPublished - May 2015


  • Education
  • History
  • Scotland


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