§ 65. Mr. RHYS DAVIES
asked the President of the Board of Education the number of elementary, secondary and other higher educational institutions that have been built and opened in this country for each of the years from 1910 to date, and the accommodation provided thereby?
§ Following are the figures promised:1001
|(3) TECHNICAL INSTITUTIONS, ENGLAND AND WALES.|
|Year.||Number of schools opened.||Year.||Number of schools opened.|
§ NOTE.—No figure comparable with that which can be given for a school attended by full time pupils, such as an Elementary or Secondary school, can be given for Technical Schools or Schools of Art, which provide for students who come for a variety of courses of study and for weekly periods of attendance which are not uniform. The accommodation of such institutions could only be stated at the cost of very considerable labour in the form of a schedule of classrooms, laboratories, workshops, etc., with a statement of the number of places available in each.
§ 66. Mr. DAVIES
further asked for the number of persons, male and female, respectively, admitted into institutions for training as teachers each year since 1913, the number who have qualified for the profession in each year, and the number of persons who have sat for examination for the degrees of B.A. and B.Sc., respectively, covering the same period, and the number who passed those degrees?
§ Following are the figures:
|(1) TRAINING COLLEGES FOE ELEMENTARY TEACHERS.|
|Number of students admitted.|
§ The total number of students who qualified for the certificate in each year is as follows:
§ Owing to the necessary curtailment of the Board's statistics during the War, it is not possible to give figures for men and women separately; and to tabulate details of the number of students who sat for and passed the B.A. and B.Sc. examinations would involve disproportionate labour which, in present circumstances, I do not think I should be justified in undertaking.
§ (2) There are also recognised courses of training for secondary teachers in training departments, secondary training colleges and secondary schools. The number of students admitted to these courses since 1913–14 is as follows:
§ N.B.—A number of the students included in this table are transfers from the Elementary side of the Training Departments, and consequently do not represent new entrants to the teaching profession.
§ The Board do not prescribe specific qualifications for teachers employed in secondary schools.