21 and 22. Duchess of ATHOLL
asked the Secretary for Scotland (1) the number of unqualified teachers in the service of Scottish education authorities in the years 1913–14 and 1923–24 respectively;
(2) the number of qualified teachers in the service of Scottish education authori-
|NUMBER OF TEACHERS recognised under the Regulations for the Preliminary Education, etc., of Teachers on the Staff in the year 1913–14.|
|Certificated Teachers.||Provisionally Certificated and Assistant Teachers. (Article 79.)||Total.|
|Teachers who are Graduates of a Recognised University.||Teachers who are not Graduates Recognised University.|
§ Figures for the year 1923–24 are not yet ready. The following figures for 1922–23 are the latest available:2728
§ the years 1913–14 and 1923–24 respectively, distinguishing men and women teachers, graduates, non-graduates and teachers of special subjects?
The SECRETARY for SCOTLAND (Mr. William Adamson)
As the answers to these questions are long and of a statistical nature, I will, with the Noble Lady's permission, have them circulated in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following are the answers:
§ 21. Unqualified Teachers.—There are no available statistics for the year 1913–14 showing the number of unqualified teachers employed, and figures for the year 1923–24 are not yet ready. But of the 25,375 teachers in schools under the management of education authorities at 31st March, 1923, 253 men and 574 women had no definite status under the Department's Regulations. It does not, however, follow that these teachers were not qualified to perform the duties on which they were engaged. More than 40 of them were actually University graduates, while a considerable number were employed in special schools, or as teachers (often part-time) of special subjects, such as music, manual work and physical exercises. 209 were engaged in side schools, and others were serving a probationary period in ordinary schools preliminary to the consideration of their claims for definite recognition.
§ 22. Qualified Teachers.—For the year 1913–14 the only figures available are those relating to teachers in schools conducted under the Day Schools Code, and are as follows:2729
|NUMBER OF TEACHERS on the staff on 31st March, 1923, in schools under the management of Education Authorities who were recognised under the Regulations for the Preliminary Education, etc., of Teachers.|
|1.||2.||3.||4.||5.||Of the total in Column 5:|
|Chapter III. (General Certificate.) (See also Columns 2(a) and 3(a.)||Chapter V. (Special Certificate.)||Chapter VI. (Technical Certificate.)||Chapter X. Article 71 ("Assistant Teachers.").||Total.||Teachers who are Graduates of a Recognised University.||Teachers who are not Graduates of a Recognised University.|
|(a) Also recognised under Chap. III.||(a) Also recognised under Chap. III.|
|(b) Not recognised undder Chap. III.||(b) Not recognised under Chap. III.|
§ It should be noted that these figures relate to all schools conducted by education authorities, whereas the figures for 1913–14 refer only to those conducted under the Day School Code. As regards the first Table, it should further be noted that none of the teachers recognised under Article 79 would be recognised under the present Regulations unless they had qualified under Article 71 thereof or become certificated.