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dc.contributor.authorStephen, Christineen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMcPake, Joannaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMcLeod, Wilsonen_UK
dc.contributor.authorPollock, Ireneen_UK
dc.description.abstractFirst paragraph: Gaelic-medium (GM) education is an important part of current efforts to re-vitalise the language in Scotland. Beginning Gaelic-medium education in preschool is seen as a crucial entry point, enhancing the numbers entering GM primary education and facilitating transition to the school learning environment. However, it is essential that GM preschool is of high quality. Government-funded provision is expected to offer children the same learning opportunities as their peers who attend English-medium settings. Meeting these expectations is challenging because most children enter Gaelic-medium preschool from English-speaking homes so that the nursery or playgroup is their only exposure to Gaelic. Our earlier study1 mapped the range and extent of Gaelic-medium early education and childcare provision but in the research reported here our focus was on what happens within settings, the children's activities in the playroom2 and the ways in which practitioners help them to learn Gaelic, as well as ensuring that national expectations about curriculum and learning outcomes are met.en_UK
dc.publisherUniversity of Stirlingen_UK
dc.relationStephen C, McPake J, McLeod W & Pollock I (2011) Young Children Learning in Gaelic: Investigating children's learning experiences in Gaelic-medium preschool. Research Briefing, 6E. University of Stirling.en_UK
dc.relation.ispartofseriesResearch Briefing, 6Een_UK
dc.rightsProper attribution of authorship and correct citation details should be given.en_UK
dc.titleYoung Children Learning in Gaelic: Investigating children's learning experiences in Gaelic-medium preschoolen_UK
dc.typeResearch Reporten_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationInitial Teacher Education - LEGACYen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Strathclydeen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Edinburghen_UK
rioxxterms.typeTechnical Reporten_UK
local.rioxx.authorStephen, Christine|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMcPake, Joanna|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMcLeod, Wilson|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorPollock, Irene|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.filenameRB English final .pdfen_UK
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