§ 20. Mr. HALL-CAINE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether the educational series of broadcasts is at present allowed to form part of the curriculum of any State-aided schools; and, if so, under what circumstances and in what places?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Ramsbotham)
A considerable number of grant-aided schools are now making use of the school broadcasting service as part of the school work. The circumstances in which advantage is taken of this service are a matter for the discretion of the local education and school authorities, but the board have instructed their inspectors to take careful note of broadcasting in the schools and to do their best, when there is bad reception, to impress upon teachers and others concerned that they are not taking full advantage of the educational opportunities offered by the medium. Information is not available in the Department as to the particular schools or districts in which broadcast lessons are received.