The Presbyterian campaign (1923–1930) against the Education (Scotland) Act, 1918

McKinney, S. J. (2019) The Presbyterian campaign (1923–1930) against the Education (Scotland) Act, 1918. In: McKinney, S. J. and McCluskey, R. (eds.) A History of Catholic Education and Schooling in Scotland. Palgrave Macmillan: London, pp. 149-173. ISBN 9781137513694 (doi:10.1057/978-1-137-51370-0_8)

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This chapter explores the response of the Church of Scotland to the accommodations of the Education (Scotland) Act, 1918, from 1923 to 1930. This is accomplished through close examination of the proceedings of the annual Assembly and through study of some of the historical studies of the time and some late twentieth-century studies. The chapter demonstrates that the campaign for the repeal or revision of the Education (Scotland) Act 1918 was very quickly disaggregated from the campaign for the restriction of Irish Catholic immigration. Instead, the campaign concerned with education had a twofold purpose: (1) to express strong disapproval and even censure of the perceived privileges accorded to the transferred Catholic schools and (2) to recover the influence of the Church of Scotland in school education and in religious instruction.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McKinney, Professor Stephen
Authors: McKinney, S. J.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Creativity Culture and Faith
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan

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