Board of Education and successors: Technical Branch and Further Education Branch: Adult Education Tutorial Classes, Files
Board of Education and successors Technical Branch and Further Education Branch files concerning the provision by universities and voluntary bodies recognised by the Board of Education under the Board of Education (Adult Education) Regulations 1924 as 'Responsible Bodies', of tutorial classes for adult education.
This series of files was started in 1927 and it absorbed a few earlier papers relating to applications by national associations for recognition
The files contain correspondence and interview memoranda concerned with, inter-alia, recognition; increased numbers in classes; 'Fourth Year' and 'Advanced' classes; and include HM Inspectors' reports and Annual Reports or financial statements submitted by the 'Responsible Bodies'.
The papers concern in addition to tutorial classes of three years duration, courses of a similar character related to a shorter period, ie terminal courses and university extension lectures.
Pieces 1-153 are listed under the headings England, Wales and General; of these pieces 1-100 are listed in alphabetical order of institutions and organisations and pieces 101-153 are in numerical file sequence. From piece 154 onwards the files are in numerical order and the headings have been omitted. Any file number with the prefix 'W' relates to Wales.
Department of Education and Science, Further Education Branch 1, 1964-1970
Department of Education and Science, Further Education Branch 2, 1964-1970
Ministry of Education, Further Education Branch, 1944-1963
Ministry of Education, Further Education Branch 1, 1963-1964
Ministry of Education, Further Education Branch 2, 1963-1964
Tutorial classes evolved from the union of interests of the Workers' Educational Association and the University of Oxford in a movement designed to increase and enlarge facilities for adult liberal education.
Tutorial classes were recognised by the Board of Education and grant aided under the regulations of 1908-1909. Special grants were subsequently made under the Regulations for University Tutorial Classes in England and Wales "in aid of part-time Courses in subjects of general as distinct from vocational education, given under the educational supervision either of a University or University College, acting directly or through a Committee or Delegacy, or an educational body containing representatives of a University or University College and constituted expressly for such supervision".
Provision for adult education was subsequently embodied in the Further Education Grant Regulations 1946.
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