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Lindsay Paterson, Professor

Professor of Education Policy at University of Edinburgh

Lindsay Paterson is professor of education policy in the School of Social and Political Science at Edinburgh University. His main academic interests are in education policy, social mobility, civic engagement and political attitudes. He has contributed to many debates in Scotland since the early 1990s on the impact of education policies, and on the importance of policy implementation in achieving or modifying the aims of policymakers. He currently holds a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship on education and society in Scotland.

Lindsay Paterson's contributions

Education, civic virtue and populism

A consistent finding of research on education’s civic effects is that it fosters liberalism, respect, tolerance, and social responsibility. The growth of educational participation, according to...

Video11 Sep 2018