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ERIC Number: EJ912818
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0046-760X
Residential Adult Education and the "Problem of Uniqueness": Newbattle Abbey College 1960-1989
Hargraves, Neil Kevin
History of Education, v40 n1 p59-82 Jan 2011
In December 2007 Newbattle Abbey College, Scotland's only Adult Residential College, celebrated its seventieth anniversary. Its survival during this relatively short span has always been contingent. Its greatest crisis occurred in 1987, when the Scottish Office announced its intention to withdraw public funding from the college. This event reveals one of the problems to have dogged Newbattle from its beginning: its relative isolation from mainstream Scottish education. Its unusual size, structure and function all made it an important addition to mainstream education provision, but they also historically caused Newbattle to be both overlooked and underfunded. Yet the campaign to save Newbattle also reveals the extent to which the ideals associated with the college continued to resonate with important sections of Scottish society in the 1980s. This paper examines the debates concerning the role of residential non-vocational education in Scotland from the 1960s to the "Save Newbattle" Campaign of 1987-1989. (Contains 141 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)