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|Appears in Collections:||eTheses from Faculty of Arts and Humanities legacy departments|
|Title: ||Aspects of education in Scottish literature|
|Authors: ||Kieffer, Georges|
|Supervisor(s): ||Hames, Scott|
|Issue Date: ||2011|
|Publisher: ||University of Stirling|
|Abstract: ||The dissertation analyses various aspects of education in Scottish literature. The thesis attempts to answer the following key questions: If historically speaking the
Scottish educational system is said to be one of the best, why then are there hardly any reflections of this ideal to be found in Scottish literature? Why are most teachers
described as dysfunctional and the schoolchildren as frustrated with the system?
The dissertation examines literary examples taken from recent or contemporary Scottish literature. However, the opening chapter centres on kailyard literature and
myth-making contained in the meritocratic lad of pairts imagery. The second chapter
analyses how the schoolchild perceives education. Chapter three focuses particularly on dysfunctional representations of the teacher, whereas chapter four attempts conclusively to show that the representations of education in Scottish writings do not correspond to
the ideals expressed in George Davie's Democratic Intellect.|
|Type: ||Thesis or Dissertation|
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