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Conference of the National Union of Teachers

Nature volume 142, page 748 (22 October 1938) | Download Citation



A BOOKLET has been issued containing eight of the addresses delivered at sectional meetings of the Annual Conference of the National Union of Teachers held in Margate in June last (London: National Union of Teachers, 6d. net). “Exemptions and Beneficial Employment”, in connexion with the Factory Act, 1937, which has just come into operation, was the subject of addresses by Major Evan Davies, Mrs. Alderman Wainwright and Mr. F. A. Ring, who all foresee considerable difficulties for the authorities and administrators who have been given the task of working the Act. The subject of handicraft in schools was dealt with by Mr. F. Potter, who considers that the prestige of handicrafts and of handicraft teachers never stood higher and continues to increase. He expressed the hope that, in the future, room would be found for promotion to headships in the newer senior schools of the really educated and skilled craftsman.

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