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

Karen Lowing

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudents, Places and Identities in English and the Arts
Subtitle of host publicationCreative Spaces in the Arts
EditorsDavid Stevens, Karen Lockney
Place of PublicationMilton Park, Abingdon, Oxon
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2017


  • Scots Language
  • Scottish identity
  • cultural studies
  • sociolinguistics
  • education and curriculum

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