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Further Education

Nature volume 159, pages 669670 (17 May 1947) | Download Citation



IT is the custom to greet a new magazine by asserting, often with more courtesy than truth, that it will fulfil a long-felt need. No such formula need apply to Further Education, published by the Turnstile Press, 10 GreatTurnstile, London, W.C.I (Is. 6d. monthly). The field which it covers is only beginning to be opened up, for a recognition of the need for further education too seldom troubled the education administrators of the last generation. The War did much to disclose the need and (what was more unexpected) did something to give it satisfaction. Many thousands of men and women in The Forces made their first acquaintance with 'serious pleasures', and have returned to civil life seeking the extension of that experience. The Education Act of 1944 envisaged a wide post-war enlargement of educational activity, and in its recent pamphlet, “Further Education”, the Ministry set forth for the benefit of local education authorities many ideas and projects worthy of experiment and development. By March 31, 1948, local education authorities are obliged, with minor exceptions, to submit their schemes of further education to the Ministry. Many of them have already begun, and even the backward authorities will have something to promise, if not to display, by the appointed day.

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