asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science, what action he is taking to ensure that the results of the research projects financed by his Department are made available in suitable form to schools and colleges of education.
I have arranged that, starting in January, the Department will publish through H.M.S.O. a new quarterly journal "Trends in Education". One of the purposes of this journal will be to help in explaining the findings of educational research projects for the benefit of practising teachers and those in training in the colleges. The journal will also interpret the now very extensive range of statistics published by the Department. H.M. Inspectors will be among the regular contributors, discussing some of the latest developments in teaching practice. I hope this publication, besides drawing attention to educational developments as such, will act as a forum for new ideas and views and as another point of contact between the Department and those professionally engaged in education as teachers and administrators.