Review of Gaelic Medium Early Education and Childcare

DescriptionFull report on the Review of Gaelic Medium Early Education and Childcare
ISBN9780755993956
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateJune 25, 2010

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Christine Stephen, The Stirling Institute of Education, Joanna McPake, University of Strathclyde, Wilson McLeod, University of Edinburgh, Irene Pollock, University of Edinburgh, Tessa Carroll, The Stirling Institute of Education

ISBN 978 0 7559 9395 6 (Web only publication)
ISSN 0950 2254
DPPAS 10183

This document is also available in pdf format (516k)
This report is also accompanied with a ( Gaelic version of this report)
This research findings is available in English & Gaelic versions.

CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1 INTRODUCTION
1.1 Policy context
1.2 GM early years provision
1.3 Challenges for GM early years provision
1.4 Review of GM early education and childcare

2 RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS
2.1 Phase 2: Mapping provision
2.2 Phase 2: Surveying provision
2.4 Phase 3: Key informant interviews
2.5 Phase 4: Case studies of GM provision in context

3 GAELIC MEDIUM EARLY YEARS AND CHILDCARE: CURRENT PROVISION
3.1 GM early years and childcare: current landscape
3.1.1 The extent of current provision
3.1.2 Use of Gaelic in GM early years and childcare
3.1.3 Staffing, recruitment and training in GM early years and childcare
3.2 Supply, demand and promoting GM early years and childcare
3.2.1 Supply and demand for GM early years education and childcare
3.2.2 Promoting GM provision
3.3 External support for GM early years and childcare
3.3.1 Financial support for GM early years provision
3.3.2 The role of local authorities
3.3.3 Support groups and agencies
3.4 Improving GM early years and childcare: perceived needs for funding, resources, training
3.5 Summary of Findings

4 KEY ISSUES: DISCUSSION
4.1 Language learning and teaching
4.2 Children's experiences in GM provision
4.3 GM resources
4.4 Parents' perspectives and expectations
4.5 Managing demand and promoting provision

5 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHANGE
5.1 Professional development
5.2 Support needs
5.3 Promotion of provision
5.4 Further research
5.5 Conclusion

REFERENCES

APPENDIX A: GM PROVISION ACROSS THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES: QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES
APPENDIX B: GM EARLY YEARS PROVISION PROVIDER SURVEY
APPENDIX C: COMPILING THE DATABASE AND MAP
APPENDIX D: CASE STUDY GM PROVISION

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

This report is available on the Scottish Government Social Research website only
www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.