HC Deb 27 March 1919 vol 114 c579
23. Captain LOSEBY

asked the President of the Board of Education if he proposes to take any steps in the near future to ensure that more modern methods of teaching are introduced into the great public schools of this country?


The improvement of methods of teaching throughout our educational system is a matter which has been engaging my earnest attention. Much improvement may be expected to follow from the wide public attention aroused by the Reports of the Prime Minister's Committees on science and modern languages, and I am taking steps to make similar investigations in respect of other subjects. Effective reform in the matter rests in the last resort with the teaching profession itself, and direct State interference has obviously its dangers and its limits of usefulness. I am convinced that the great public schools are fully alive to the responsibilities which will rest upon them if they are to play their part in a national system of education.