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ERIC Number: EJ814693
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0620
Gender, National Identity and the Royal (Argyll) Commission of Inquiry into Scottish Education (1864-1867)
McDermid, Jane
Journal of Educational Administration and History, v38 n3 p249-262 Dec 2006
Concern over the state of education in Scotland saw the Argyll Commission set up in 1864. Its reports revealed differences in the experience of schooling throughout Scotland as well as resistance to Anglicisation. Nevertheless, the influence of English attitudes is reflected throughout the reports. So too are the themes of social control and the interaction of class, gender and nationality. The Commission was not primarily concerned with gender issues, but it insisted that the "democratic" tradition, which favoured the talented poor boy, should be safeguarded, while it was clear that the position of women in Scottish education would be profoundly affected by its outcome. The hope was that increased employment of schoolmistresses would not result in loss of the schoolmaster's professional status. Rather, the former were to be enlisted in defence of the national education tradition against the encroachment of inferior English policies. (Contains 67 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)