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ERIC Number: EJ865491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0046-760X
"To Form Citizens": Scottish Students, Governance and Politics, 1884-1948
Macdonald, Catriona M. M.
History of Education, v38 n3 p383-402 May 2009
Citizenship was not a straightforward concern for Scottish university students between 1884 and 1948 and tended to express itself in multiple and often competing allegiances. Despite students being empowered to elect a Rector, and their role in university governance being accorded statutory recognition through the Students' Representative Councils, students still struggled to identify a role for politics in university life. Local, national and international contexts also encouraged apparently contradictory responses from the student body. In addition, university enfranchisement perpetuated many of these dilemmas into the later lives of former students. The abolition of plural voting in 1948, while signalling the triumph of a more egalitarian vision of citizenship, for the most part left unresolved the status of the student in the civil life of Scotland. (Contains 95 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)