§ MR. MUNDELLA (Sheffield, Brightside)
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether, having regard to the limited accommodation afforded by the training colleges in the past, and the admitted excellence and efficiency of large numbers of certificated teachers 1003 who have been trained outside those institutions, he will amend the nomenclature and cancel the distinctions of Article 73 of the New Code?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (Sir W. HART DYKE,) Kent, Dartford
I have already had regard to the limited accommodation afforded by the training colleges in the past by undertaking that the change shall not be retrospective, and I have recognised the admitted excellence of that large number of certificated teachers who may not enter a training college, by not allowing the distinction, even in the future, to affect the principal teachers, and I am further willing, so far as the difficulty is one of nomenclature, to amend the terms of the Article, and, to that extent, meet the views of the right hon. Gentleman.