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The Origins and Development of Curriculum for Excellence: Discourse, Politics and Control

Reinventing the Curriculum : New Trends in Curriculum Policy and Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter


... has always been distinctive from provision in the rest of the United Kingdom (Humes and Bryce, 2008), and is generally regarded as a key indicator of national identity. National political consciousness was heightened...

Scotland: An Overview

Education in the United Kingdom

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Education Around the World chapter


... culminating in the Education (Scotland) Act of 1872, which ensured that all children received at least an elementary education (Humes and Paterson, 1983). Roman Catholic schools remained outside the state system for several decades...