Digital links for Gaelic learners

2nd February 2001 at 00:00
Secondaries in Highland will be able to offer more subjects through Gaelic if schools link up by using the latest communications technology, the council believes.

Teaching at a distance has moved a step nearer reality after Highland won a 20 per cent increase in its grant for all-Gaelic education.

Bruce Robertson, Highland's director, said: "We have concerns about being able to deliver a meaningful curriculum to ppils in secondary school through the medium of Gaelic. That is why we are looking at distance and open learning."

Andy Anderson, education convener, said: "If there is a demand from pupils who do not have Gaelic tuition at the moment, they may be able to link up with a class in another school. We will be looking to do this with other subjects as well, to offer as wide a range as possible in all our schools."


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