'The more things change…?': The Thatcher years and educational reform in Scotland

Margaret Arnott

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Abstract

The period of the Thatcher Government continues to have special significance for politics and governance in Scotland. In the 11 years of the Thatcher Government, landmark legislation and reforms affected key areas of the Scottish society and economy. Education featured prominently in the Thatcherite agenda in Scotland. In Scotland, the education system's association with national identity had particular implications for educational policy making and implementation in Scotland under the Thatcher Government. The distinctiveness of the Scottish education system presented particular problems for a government intent on challenging the social democratic consensus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-202
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Educational Administration and History
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2011

Keywords

  • education policy
  • Thatcher Government
  • Scottish education system

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