A sound system of physical training : the development of girls’ sports education in interwar Scotland’, education and citizenship in modern Scotland

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    Abstract

    As Hargreaves and McCrone have shown, from the mid-nineteenth century physical education became an integral yet relatively unregulated feature of the curriculum of the middle- and upper class girls. By the interwar years, however, girls’ physical education had radically evolved. Increased state intervention in education from the turn of the century onwards had an impact on all aspects of the curriculum. Government legislation and departmental reports regarding the formalisation of the physical education syllabus clearly highlight contemporary opinions concerning the potential use, need and importance of such training for children.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)403-18
    Number of pages16
    JournalHistory of Education
    Volume38
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Keywords

    • physical education
    • gender
    • Scotland
    • citizenship
    • training
    • sport
    • interwar Britain

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