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Schools (Television)

Volume 645: debated on Tuesday 25 July 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will draw the attention of local education authorities to the experiment carried out by the Director of Education for Edinburgh in which a television link was provided between a local exhibition and classrooms at the Royal High School; and whether he will encourage local authorities to explore the educational possibilities of television in schools.

I understand that this experiment was widely advertised and was seen by representatives from many education authorities. Education authorities, teachers and my Department are giving a great deal of thought to the educational use of television, and the number of Scottish schools using television has now reached a total of 270.