HC Deb 06 December 1962 vol 668 cc1481-2
16. Mr. Dalyell

asked the Minister of Education what research he is conducting into the teaching methods most suitable for immigrant children.

Sir E. Boyle

I am not conducting any specific research, but a group of Her Majesty's inspectors are giving regular attention to the best methods of teaching English to immigrant children.

Mr. Dalyell

Is it possible that the deliberations of Her Majesty's inspectors will be made available before the beginning of the next academic year, because this is a problem of the very greatest urgency?

Sir E. Boyle

I should not like to give a date, but if the hon. Gentleman would like to write to me or raise a debate on a suitable occasion I should be glad to give him such information as I can on this question. In some areas children who need English lessons are collected in a central class. In others they are being taught individually. Some authorities are employing what one might call peripatetic and other special teachers for this kind of work. I shall be glad to give the hon. Gentleman any information I can.

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