Gaelic Learners in the Primary School (GLPS) in Argyll & Bute, East Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Perth & Kinross and Stirling: Evaluation Report

Richard Johnstone, Hannah Doughty, Robert McKinstry, Scottish Executive Education Department (Funder)

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For many years individual primary school teachers have no doubt sought to provide their pupils with a brief initial introduction to Gaelic language and culture. However, as a planned, systematic policy development across schools, backed by local authority and national support, GLPS (Gaelic learners in the primary school) has only come into being in the past three years. Thus far it has been taken up in a small number of local authorities, including the five which have commissioned the present evaluation (Argyll & Bute, East Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Perth & Kinross, Stirling), but it is attracting interest in a number of others.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationStirling
Commissioning bodyScottish Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research
Number of pages34
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003


  • gaelic
  • primary schools
  • scotland
  • policy
  • gaelic language

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