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Scotland (Advisory Council On Education)

Volume 387: debated on Wednesday 17 March 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has remitted any special inquiries or asked for any interim reports from the reconstituted Advisory Council on Education and the Youth Advisory Committee?

pursuant to his reply [OFFICIAL REPORT, 16th March, 1943; col. 1015, Vol. 387] supplied the following information:

Remits to the Advisory Council on Education

1. To consider how the educational system of Scotland can most effectively contribute to training in the duties, rights and practice of citizenship, and to make recommendations.

2. To review the educational provision in Scotland for children from the time of entry into the nursery school until the completion of primary education, and the arrangements for promoting them from primary to secondary education, and to make recommendations.

3. To review the educational provision in Scotland for young people who have completed their primary education and have not attained the age of 18 years or discontinued full time attendance at school, whichever is the later, the examinations for which they may be presented, and the certificates which may be awarded, and to make recommendations.

4. To consider whether the existing arrangements for the recruitment and supply of teachers in Scotland are adequate, and to make recommendations.

5. To consider whether grants from the Education (Scotland) Fund should be made to voluntary organisations making provision in Scotland for the education of adults of 18 years of age and over, and if so, under what conditions, and to make recommendations.