HC Deb 20 June 1968 vol 766 c164W
Mr. Rose

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science when the subcommittee of the Schools Council which is examining in detail the possibility of a major programme of research and development in the primary field will submit their report; and to what extent they have been concerned with the content and methods of education at this level for the eradication of colour prejudice.

Miss Alice Bacon

The sub-committee reported in November last. They did not concern themselves directly with questions of colour prejudice, but among the projects they recommended was one designed to help pupils in the middle years of schooling towards a better understanding of human relationships and the nature of human society. This is going forward. As I indicated in my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Brixton (Mr. Lipton), on 22nd May, the Schools Council are sponsoring two major projects in the teaching of English to the children of immigrants which should help to remove barriers between races and improve mutual understanding and tolerance.—[Vol. 765, c.102–3.]