Sunday, 17 February 2008

Maureen Watt, MSP la Sunday Herald:

It is important that Scots is considered no less valuable than other languages. Through the Curriculum for Excellence, we want to ensure pupils are exposed to the literature and languages of Scotland by teachers using relevant, real-life and enjoyable resources.

By engaging them through different media, from prose to the spoken word to songs, our young people can develop their appreciation of Scotland's indigenous languages and their teachers can value the languages the children bring to school.

Across the EU, languages such as Breton and Cornish are attracting more interest. Under Part II of the European Charter for Minority or Regional Languages, the Scottish government is committed to promoting and developing the use of the Scots language - where better to start than in our schools?

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