including examples of language immersion in other countries
[links last checked 11.7.11 unless otherwise indicated]
Gaelic Education: Building on the Successes, Addressing the Barriers
Published by HMIe, 21 June 2011
Gaelic Language Plan
Published by HMIe
Improving Achievement in Gaelic
Published by HMIe, 2005
The Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005
B˛rd na GÓidhlig
B˛rd na GÓidhlig advises Scottish Ministers and others on Scottish Education
Comann na GÓidhlig
Comann na GÓidhlig co-ordinates various Gaelic initiatives at local, national and international levels.
Gaelic Medium Education in Scotland: Choice and Attainment at the Primary and Early Secondary School Stages
Fiona O’Hanlon, Wilson McLeod and Lindsay Paterson. University of Edinburgh, 2010.
The national network for Gaelic research
St˛ras na GÓidhlig
Learning and Teaching Scotland's support for Gaelic education.
National Plan for Gaelic
The Plan covers the period 2007-2012
Sabhal M˛r Ostaig
National Centre for Gaelic language, culture, education, research and economic development.
Youth Clubs for Gaelic speaking children aged 5 to 12.
[30.8.11] St˛rlann NÓiseanta na GÓidhlig
St˛rlann co-ordinates production and distribution of Gaelic educational resources throughout Scotland.
This is a post-graduate training programme for primary and secondary teachers who are teaching, or who wish to teach, through the medium of Gaelic.
Teaching in Gaelic medium education: Recommendations for change
A Report to the General Teaching Council for Scotland on Initial Teacher Education Arrangements for Teaching in Gaelic Medium Education
Comann nam PÓrant
Provides information and support to parents with children in Gaelic medium education.
Gaelic Terminology Database covering terms for teaching a range of secondary subjects in Gaelic.
[6.8.11] Blog PÓrlamaid na h-Alba
On this blog you can follow the latest news and information about the Scottish Parliament in Gaelic. The blog is written in simple Gaelic so that it can be used by learners as well as fluent speakers. Difficult or technical words are glossed in English.
[6.8.11] The role of Gaelic in the Language Faculty
An article by Lynne Horn of Tobermory High School in the Scottish Languages Review
[19.8.11] Attitudes towards the Gaelic language
This report presents the findings of a survey designed to obtain the views of adults in Scotland towards Gaelic, its use and perceptions of its value as a language in Scotland today. Published 18.8.11.
[13.11.11] Identifying and managing additional support needs in Gaelic medium education
Highland Region's guidance for schools.
BBC Alba's Learn Gaelic page
[25.11.11] A new Gaelic Thesaurus / Co-fhaclair ¨r GÓidhlig
A thesaurus of synonyms and related concepts.
[27.1.12] Early intervention in Gaelic-medium education
A report on research carried out by Fiona M Lyon. in Issue 24 of the Scottish Languages review. Scroll down to find the Abstract and a link to the whole article.
[10.9.12] Bilingual children better at problem-solving
Bilingual children outperform children who speak only one language in problem-solving skills and creative thinking, according to a new study.
[10.1.14] Routes into Gaelic Medium Education
Read about the GIFT programme:
[30.1.15] Newsletter: Gaelic Medium Education
Comann nam PÓrant, the national organisation that advises and supports parents/carers of those in Gaelic Medium Education (GME), has recently published a newsletter. In this newsletter you will learn of:
Activities to raise awareness of the benefits of GME
Partners working with schools to help children use Gaelic beyond the classroom
Forthcoming conference for parents/carers of children and young people in GME
Useful information to help parents/carers support their child’s learning.
[15.5.15] New Dyslexia Scotland publication in Gaelic
LINKS TO EXAMPLES OF LANGUAGE IMMERSION IN OTHER COUNTRIES
[21.12.11] Immersion, learning disabilities and minority languages
This MEd thesis from British Columbia investigates issues around the inclusion of learners with disabilities, gifted and talented learners, and learners from minority language backgrounds in the context of immersion. In this case the language of immersion is French.
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