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The Scottish Education Department went out of their way to eradicate Gaelic.

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Old 10th July 2011, 13:24
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Ah , you have not done the research that you claim to have done have you ?

Try that one again .
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Old 10th July 2011, 13:45
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Who drafted the 1872 Education Act? Education has remained separate in Scotland. We cant blame London for North British prejudice against Gaelic in Scottish education.
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Old 10th July 2011, 14:08
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If you had , as you claimed , done the research , you would know that

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The Education (Scotland) Act 1872 made education compulsory and took over the running of schools from the Church of Scotland. Burgh as well as parish schools now came under School Boards run by local committees. It was originally called the Scotch Education Department , was a committee of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom, and had its offices in London. In 1885 the department became a responsibility of the new ministerial post of Secretary for Scotland, under whom the Scottish Office was set up in Dover House, Whitehall, London.
You are attacking the wrong country .
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Old 10th July 2011, 14:12
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The country is not mentionned in the headline, the department and its policies are. Scotland is part of the United Kingdom and Scottish education policy was left up to Scots to decide. Wasnt Gordon Brown Scottish when he governed from Downing Street?
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Old 10th July 2011, 21:32
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Can anyone show me evidence that the Scottish Education Department did anything to encourage Gaelic being retained as a community language from 1872 onwards? It seems that they were determined to destroy it and replace it with English.
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Old 11th July 2011, 10:53
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I wonder how Sgoinneil came up with the notion that it is a school's responsibility to teach a child it's first language , when all intelligent people know full well that teaching an infant to talk is one of the prime obligations of the parents/caregivers .
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Old 11th July 2011, 11:03
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It was Scots who took the lead in the suppression of Gaelic through the 1872 Education Act ....
Pleas provide case histories of instances of where the Scots using the 1872 Education Act , suppressed Gaelic .
Bear in mind that having a school syllabus in one language does not constitute the suppression of any other language .
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