Role of history

7th January 2000 at 00:00
What kind of role does history have in young people's education? Does it receive adequate time in the Scottish curriculum or has the balance shifted too far in the direction of skills and away from developing a knowledge of the past?

These and other questions are addressed in Hitory Education in Scotland, a new book by Peter Hillis of the department of social studies education at the University of Strathclyde. The book, with chapters by Scottish history teachers and lecturers, is published by John Donald Publishers, Edinburgh (pound;12.99 paperback).

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today