A research report on Gaelic Teacher Education has been published.
Dr. Lindsay Milligan of the University of West of Scotland, was the main author of the report which studied the benefits and opportunities that would be involved in establishing a national partnership for Gaelic Initial Teacher Education (ITE) and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for Gaelic teachers.
A significant number of teachers currently employed in Gaelic Medium Education (GME) took part in the research and whilst mainly looking at future partnership working, the report also gives an useful insight into current Gaelic ITE and CPD provisions, as well as giving recommendations for Gaelic ITE and CPD in general.
The report concludes that there would be benefits in establishing a national partnership for Gaelic ITE and CPD. It also suggests that those Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) currently involved in delivering Gaelic ITE courses (i.e. Aberdeen, Strathclyde and UHI) should be involved in the initial discussions about establishing a national partnership with support from other HIEs and organisations involved with the delivery of CPD.
The report is available here.