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Birnie, Ingeborg – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
Gaelic is a minoritised indigenous language of Scotland, with its traditional heartland in the rural north-west of the country. The education system, and in particular Gaelic Medium Education (GME), has been recognised as an important strand of the language maintenance and support initiatives. The provision of GME has grown significantly since its…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Second Language Learning, Elementary School Students, Indo European Languages
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Lasselle, Laurence – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
This paper addresses educational inequality of access to higher education for Scottish rural communities. Inequality results from the sole use of a national socio-economic index in order to meet a key milestone for higher education goal. I show (1) how the use of this index can have adverse effects on these communities and (2) how contextual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Access to Education, Higher Education
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Lasselle, Laurence – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
This paper presents an exploratory analysis of young people's perceptions and attitudes towards their potential progression to higher education in rural areas of Scotland. These young people belonged to three state secondary schools whose catchment areas were mainly rural. All were in S5/Year 12 or S6/Year 13 and aged 16 years and over. They…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Rural Areas, Secondary School Students