The child writer: graphic literacy and the Scottish educational system, 1700–1820

  title={The child writer: graphic literacy and the Scottish educational system, 1700–1820},
  author={M. Eddy},
  journal={History of Education},
  pages={695 - 718}
  • M. Eddy
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • History of Education
  • ABSTRACT The story of Enlightenment literacy is often reconstructed from textbooks and manuals, with the implicit focus being what children were reading. But far less attention has been devoted to how they mastered the scribal techniques that allowed them to manage knowledge on paper. Focusing on Scotland, handwritten manuscripts are used to reveal that children learned to write in a variety of modes, each of which required a set of graphic techniques. These modes and skills constituted a… CONTINUE READING
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