HC Deb 17 February 1971 vol 811 cc507-8W
Mr. Ashley

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will advise teachers training colleges to lay more emphasis on the processes involved in learning to read, and the identification of learning problems and the different methods of dealing with them.

Mr. van Straubenzee

Colleges of education are laying increasing emphasis on the importance of reading, and are being helped and encouraged in this by H.M. Inspectorate. More formal guidance would be inappropriate at a time when the content of college courses is under review by Lord James' Committee of Inquiry.

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