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ERIC Number: ED537912
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Pages: 48
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7053-1067-1
Improving Achievement in Gaelic. Improving Series
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education
The aim of this report is to provide an overview of the development of provision for Gaelic education in Scottish schools, 11 years on from the Inspectorate's last major review of the area. The report sets out to provide an update showing what progress has been achieved since that time, with a specific focus on pre-school, primary and secondary education sectors. More specifically it is designed to: (1) indicate the scope and impact of national and local developments; (2) identify and describe good practice; and (3) indicate areas where there is scope for improvement. This report is based on evidence drawn from the inspections of Gaelic-medium primary classes and Gaelic language classes in secondary schools between 1997 and 2005. The report also makes reference to provision for Gaelic learners in primary schools (GLPS) and the teaching of subjects other than Gaelic in secondary schools through the medium of Gaelic. However, in these aspects of provision direct inspection evidence is very limited and it is therefore not possible to make comment on the quality of delivery or attainment in these areas at this stage. Each section of the report identifies strengths and issues, as appropriate, at the pre-school, primary and secondary stages. Common features are identified and comment is made on features applicable to specific stages. The report also provides a series of questions which schools should find helpful in evaluating and improving their own practice. Appended are: (1) Some Significant Dates in the Recent Development of Gaelic Education; and (2) Local Authorities in Receipt of Specific Grants for Gaelic Education. (Contains 1 footnote.)
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education. Denholm House Almondvale Business Park, Almondvale Way, Livingston, EH54 6GA, UK. Tel: +44-014-1282-5000; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; High Schools; Preschool Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education (HMIe) (Scotland)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)