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'To see oursels as ithers see us' : constructions of Scotland's place and identity within a changing Scottish curriculum and context

Lowing, Karen (2017) 'To see oursels as ithers see us' : constructions of Scotland's place and identity within a changing Scottish curriculum and context. In: Students, Places and Identities in English and the Arts. Routledge, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 123-134. ISBN 9781138694552

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Abstract

This chapter provides an introduction to national identity construction and offers an initial broad thematic analysis of Scottish history, literature and politics, as pertinent theoretical, cultural and administrative backdrops to further appreciate Scottish education policy on studying Scotland in schools. As the Curriculum for Excellence now requires Scottish schools to incorporate Scots Language and Scottish Studies in the classroom, the chapter specifically provides a preliminary study of Education Scotland’s 'Studying Scotland' school resource, with reference to the Scottish Studies Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) award.