What is the defining Scottish experience? The Kirk, Scots Law, Hampden Park? There are several contenders, but school is the universal and enduring one. Stories and myths have clustered around its chief features: * Pupils as lads o' pairts.* Teachers as dominies.* The democratic intellect.* The village skweel.* Hard work, getting on and the power of the tawse.* Academic excellence and 'sticking in'.Telling the tale of Scotland's educational experience over the past 250 years, this book draws on the first-hand testimony of ...

Scots at School: An Anthology 2003, Edinburgh University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780748617821

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