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Old 10th July 2011, 12:16
Sgoinneil Sgoinneil is offline
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The Scottish Education Department went out of their way to eradicate Gaelic.

Here are some of the strategies used to help Gaelic disappear much quicker among children in our education system in Scotland since 1872. The child caught with either the sheeps or goats head or piece of wood and tied to of string or rope round the childs neck was belted before they left school and also the following morning. During the school day there was also the Dunces Cap made of paper in a conical shape with a large D on it, where the child was often put on a high chair in a corner for all to see,. Sometimes they had to sit for an hour or for a whole morning or afternoon. They could of course get off the high chair if they heard any other child speaking Gaelic. Can someone tell me who devised these strategies? Was is it the teachers themselves or was it the teacher training college or The Scottish Education Department in Edinburgh?
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Old 10th July 2011, 12:53
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It was not uncommon around the British Empire for such education polices to be put in place in an attempt eradicate the native languages .
Scotland is not alone in being a victim of this particular aspect of cultural genocide .
I very much doubt that the initiative for this insidious empire wide campaign originated in Edinburgh .
Westminster would be a more likely candidate.
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Old 10th July 2011, 12:58
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Exactly, Anglo Scots played a role in the suppression of Gaelic and other indigenous languages.
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Old 10th July 2011, 13:05
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Read my post again .
Do some research on the issue .
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Old 10th July 2011, 13:07
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I have done both thanks. I agree with you that Gaelic wasnt the only victim of Anglo Scottish imperialism.
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Old 10th July 2011, 13:13
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If you had , you would know that the policy was imposed on the countries concerned , by 'Britain' , not by the native speakers themselves .
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Old 10th July 2011, 13:16
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Britain in the imperial sense is as much an Anglo Scottish invention as a Westminster one. They were unionists werent they? It was Scots who took the lead in the suppression of Gaelic through the 1872 Education Act and not London politicians. We shouldnt shift the blame.
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