Catalogue description Department of Technical Co-operation and successors: Education and Social Services: Registered Files (ES Series)

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Reference: OD 17
Title: Department of Technical Co-operation and successors: Education and Social Services: Registered Files (ES Series)

This series contains a selection of files from the ES series dealing with various aspects of education and social services. These ranged from educational subjects such as Commonwealth education co-operation and the work of UNESCO to social matters dealing with community development, adult education, social case work, medical and public health matters, nutrition, youth organisation and voluntary services.

Date: 1961-1976

The ES file series was in use from 1961 to 1975 and was then replaced by the ED series. This ED series ran from 1976 to 1986: from 1987 it was split by the introduction of two prefixes, EDA and EDB.

Related material:

Earlier, ie pre-1961, files on the subjects described above are in CO 859

The papers of Sir Christopher Cox while he was Educational Adviser to the Department (1961-1964) are in CO 1045

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: ES file series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Department of Technical Co-operation, 1961-1964

Ministry of Overseas Development, 1964-1970

Physical description: 704 file(s)
Access conditions: Open
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 1990 Overseas Development Administration

Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

The School, Teacher Training and Social Education Department (from 1969 the Schools and Teacher Training Department) handled assistance for primary and secondary education, teacher training and relations with the British Council, the Centre for Educational Development Overseas and, after 1966, the education work of the Commonwealth Secretariat. In 1975 the department was abolished, its schools functions passing to the Education Department, and the remainder passing to a new Social Affairs and Training Department. In 1976 the two departments were reunited as the Education and Training Policy Department, with Social Affairs passing to a new Rural Development Department (from 1978 the Bilateral Aid and Rural Development Department).

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