HC Deb 20 May 1965 vol 712 cc279-80W
80 and 81. Mr. Dalyell

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) what reports he has received from Her Majesty's inspectors on the use of the initial teaching alphabet in the teaching of reading in infant schools;

(2) if he will take steps to bring to the attention of local education authorities, head teachers and teachers the advantages to the child when learning with the initial teaching alphabet; and what steps he will take to help local education authorities and teachers to avail themselves of this medium.

Mr. R. E. Prentice

My right hon. Friend has received reports from Her Majesty's inspectors which, though necessarily provisional, are encouraging. But it will be several years before the experiment in the use of the initial teaching alphabet is complete.