Committee on Adult Education (Russell Committee): Minutes, Papers and Report

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Reference: ED 175
Title: Committee on Adult Education (Russell Committee): Minutes, Papers and Report

Agendas, minutes, papers of and written and oral evidence submitted to the Committee on Adult Education, together with sub-committee minutes and papers of the report of the committee Adult Education: a Plan for Development HMSO 1973.

Date: 1969-1973
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Committee on Adult Education, 1969-1972

Physical description: 25 file(s)
Access conditions: Open
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The Committee on Adult Education was set up in February 1969 by the Secretary of State,and chaired by Sir Lionel Russell, CBE. Its terms of reference were:

  • to assess the need for and to review the provision of non-vocational adult education in England and Wales;
  • to consider the appropriateness of existing educational, administrative and financial policies; and
  • to make recommendations with a view to obtaining the most effective and economical deployment of available resources to enable adult education to make its proper contribution to the national system of education conceived of as a process continuing through life.

The first meeting was held 24 March 1969 and the last on 5 December 1972. The report was published in March 1973.

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