NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ855695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
Does Scottish Education Need Traditions?
Paterson, Lindsay
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v30 n3 p269-281 Sep 2009
Scottish education was, until quite recently, the conscious product of liberal tradition, of the belief by influential elites that the nation's educational history was strong, coherent, and progressive, a source of economic flexibility, of modernising ideas, and of liberal opportunity. In recent decades, however, it has become fashionable to decry or even to ignore this tradition, on the grounds that it is rigidly academic, competitively merit-selective, unable to respond to change, and a universalising threat to authenticity. The paper discusses the tradition and why it has now fallen into apparently terminal desuetude.
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A