Classifying Gaelic-medium education: Language use in pre-school, primary school and secondary school settings

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of a research project on language use in Gaelic-medium pre-school, primary school and secondary school provision in Scotland, which was conducted in the 2011-12 school year. The research investigated language use in five domains: (i) in the classroom, (ii) in the school, (iii) in the playground, (iv) in extra-curricular activities and (v) in communication with parents. Section 1 of the paper situates the issue of classifying Gaelic-medium education within its policy and research contexts and in so doing outlines the rationale for the present project. Section 2 details the methodological approach employed in the study. Section 3 presents the results, and Section 4 discusses the implications of the findings for policy, practice and future research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLitreachas, Eachdraidh agus Cànan
Subtitle of host publicationRannsachadh na Gaidhlig 7
EditorsSheila Kidd, Thomas Clancy, Roibeard O Maolalaigh
PublisherCeltic and Gaelic University of Glasgow
Pages296-319
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9780903204262
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2020

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