Helen Lowe

Thesis title: Curricular change in Scottish secondary education (c.1977-1990)


I completed my undergraduate degree in Social History at the University of Edinburgh. My final year dissertation looked at the British Scouting and Girlguiding movements of the twentieth century and analysed their approach to issues such as gender roles and character development. I studied for a M.Litt degree at the University of St Andrews where I conducted research on the coverage of Scottish culture within the Scottish secondary school curriculum (c.1950-2000). Catering to my interests in education, I am currently working on a PhD focusing on curricular change in Scottish secondary education (c.1977-1990). I am particularly interested in the development of technical and vocational education. 


MA (Hons) Social History, MLitt. Modern History 


Papers delivered

‘The Development of the Technical and Vocational Education Initiative in Scotland’ - International Centre for Historical Research in Education Online Conference – 9/07/2020