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Mathematics and Science Teachers (Training Facilities)

Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th May 1957.

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Photo of Sir Isaac Pitman Sir Isaac Pitman , Bath 12:00 am, 9th May 1957

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Education whether, not only to help in the teaching of mathematics and science in schools but also to help officers and other ranks into civilian employment, he will make special entry regulations and, if need be, provide emergency training to enable those who will be demobilized with mathematical and technical knowledge to become qualified and employed as teachers.

Photo of Sir Edward Boyle Sir Edward Boyle , Birmingham Handsworth

My noble Friend hopes that suitable officers and other ranks will become teachers, particularly of mathematics and science. There are already arrangements for training older students with special qualifications. I cannot yet say whether other training facilities will be needed.

Photo of Sir Isaac Pitman Sir Isaac Pitman , Bath

Will the Minister bear that in mind when it is possible to do it?

Photo of Sir Edward Boyle Sir Edward Boyle , Birmingham Handsworth

Yes, certainly; we will consider it carefully.