HC Deb 03 March 1965 vol 707 cc256-7W
84. Sir M. Galpern

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he is taking to implement the Robbins Committee proposals for closer academic links between the colleges of education and the universities, whereby training college students could obtain a degree, together with a professional teacher qualification, by means of a four-year course.

Mr. Ross

The universities and the colleges of education were very quick to follow up these proposals themselves and I am glad to say that agreement on such courses leading to a new degree of Bachelor of Education has already been reached both at Aberdeen and Edinburgh. The Ordinance governing the Aberdeen degree is already before the House and that governing the Edinburgh degree is, I understand, likely to be laid shortly. Discussions on somewhat similar proposals are proceeding in Glasgow between the University and Jordanhill College of Education.