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Ref: HW/2

EDUCATION IN WALES SERIES


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference Code: HW/2
Title: Education in Wales
Date(s): 1929–1977
Level of description: Series level
Extent: Three files

CONTENT 
Scope and content/abstract: Series comprises three files: (i) Cardiganshire Education Committee (ii) Cardiganshire Schools (iii) Other Education in Wales Items

ACCESS AND USE:
Conditions governing access: Restrictions may apply to certain material in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998
Conditions governing reproduction: Ceredigion Archives reserves the right to determine, on conservation and preservation grounds, whether an item is suitable for any form of copying. Usual copyright restrictions also apply.  

DESCRIPTION NOTES
Date(s) of description: May, 2007



FILE

IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference Code: HW/2/1
Title: Cardiganshire Education Committee
Date(s): 1937–1969
Level of description: File level
Extent: One file

CONTENT
Scope and content/abstract: File consists of five items relating to education in Cardiganshire   

DESCRIPTION NOTES
Date(s) of descriptions: May, 2007


ITEM

Ref: HW/2/1/1
Title: Official Handbook
Date: 1937
Author: Not known
Extent: One book (124pp.)
Scope and Content: Handbook of the Cardiganshire Education Committee that seeks to provide guidance on a full range of educational issues which may arise during the normal course of school business. Used by senior members of staff to instructs and advise them as to the proper action to be taken in any given circumstance as the Committee sees fit.  
 
Ref: HW/2/1/2
Title: School Governors
Date: 1952
Author: Not known
Extent: One leaflet (6pp.)
Scope and Content: Publication of Cardiganshire Education Committee which orders that a governing body consisting of twelve members shall be established and whose role shall be to oversee the correct management of school affairs.  

Ref: HW/2/1/3
Title: Welsh Language Survey
Date: 20/6/1962
Author: J. Henry Jones (Director of Education)
Extent: One letter and brochure (23pp.)
Scope and Content: Letter from the Cardiganshire Education Committee, in which they request all headmasters of the county to read the enclosed copy of the Welsh Language Survey (1961) and to consider carefully what steps may be needed to improve the bilingual situation in their respective schools.     

Ref: HW/2/1/4
Title: Welsh Joint Committee Comes of Age
Date: 1969
Author: D. Andrew Davies (foreword by Lord Heycock, Chairman) 
Extent: One pamphlet (33pp.)
Scope and Content: Report which gives an outline of the Joint Committee’s historical background and an account of the work of the standing committees and of the Joint Committee’s links with other educational bodies in England and Wales; also makes reference to the Joint Committee’s varied functions and its constitutional position in light of the contemporary debate concerning the proposed reorganization of local government.

Ref: HW/2/1/5
Title: Admissions Register
Date: Not known
Author: Not known
Extent: One memorandum
Scope and Content: Administrative memorandum of the Cardiganshire Education Committee regarding the Ministry of Education’s requirements for the correct completion of school admission registers. 


FILE

IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference Code: HW/2/2
Title: Cardiganshire Primary Schools
Date(s): 1929–1977  
Level of description: File level
Extent: One file

CONTENT
Scope and content/abstract: File consists of items relating to the centenary celebrations of Cardiganshire primary schools within the Dinas School catchments area    

DESCRIPTION NOTES
Date(s) of descriptions: May, 2007


ITEM 
 
Ref: HW/2/2/1
Title: Survey of Cardiganshire Schools
Date: 1929
Author: J.O. Davies
Extent: Manuscript (9 pp.)
Language: English
Scope and Content: A survey of the activities and careers of those elementary school pupils who obtained entrance scholarships to the County Grammar Schools of Cardiganshire for the years 1925 to 1929.  

Ref: HW/2/2/2
Title: What is Education For?
Date: 16/12/1949
Author: Rev. J.M. Lloyd Thomas
Extent: One pamphlet (12 pages)
Language: English
Scope and Content: An address delivered on the Prize Day of the Secondary School, Aberayron.  

Ref: HW/2/2/3
Title: Ysgol Rhydlewis 1877-1977
Date: November, 1977
Author: M.H. Davies (Foreword by Jeffrey Lewis) 
Extent: One booklet (12pp.)
Language: Welsh; English
Scope and Content: Provides a history of the schools foundation, an account of the life of its first headmaster John Newton Crowther and all subsequent head-teachers, T. Elias, J.E. Griffiths, D.G. Jenkins, and D.G.J. Lewis; also gives an account of former pupils who went on to achieve distinction in their chosen fields. Also includes photographic prints of teachers and pupils from 1922 and 1977, and portrait photographs of all school’s head teachers. 

Ref: HW/2/2/4
Title: Lledrod Primary School, 1877-1977
Date: c.1977
Author: J. Trefor Lloyd
Extent: One booklet (32 pp.)
Language: Welsh; English
Scope and Content: Commemorating the centenary celebrations of Lledrod Primary School; includes a history of the school and plans of the original building. 

Ref: HW/2/2/5
Title: Cofadil Primary School, 1877-1977
Date: c.1977
Author: Dr. Richard Phillips; J.M. Edwards; J.E. Davies; D.T. Davies; Glyn Evans; Olwen Hughes; D. Saunders Davies; Prof. Gwyn Williams; David Williams; Timothy Williams; S.Y. Williams; eds. by Patricia Williams. 
Extent: One booklet (26pp.)
Language: Welsh; English
Scope and Content: Commemorating the centenary celebrations of Cofadil Primary School, Trefenter in the parish of Llangwyryfon. Brief history of the school; list of former head teachers; and an account of the memories of former pupils of their time at the school; also includes photographic prints of teachers and pupils from 1911,1913, 1923, 1936, 1949 and 1976; Christmas celebrations in 1963; and school spots day in 1964. 

Ref: HW/2/2/6
Title: Cilcennin School Centenary
Date: c.1977
Author: W. Williams; T.I. Davies; J.D. Jones; Dafydd Evans; Daniel Lewis; Betty Ellis; W. Williams; Nellie. G. Lewis; Glynis H. Cameron; B. Evans; J. Cyril Hughes; M.I. Jones; Margaret James   
Extent: One booklet (30pp.)
Language: English; Welsh
Scope and Content: Provides a brief historical sketch of the school; a list of all former head-teachers; and the memories of the school experiences of former pupils. Also includes photographic prints of Dan Jenkins, the first head master of the school; former pupils, Julia and Sarah Goodchild; former teachers N.G. Lewis, M.I. Jones and W.Williams; and teacher and pupil photographs from 1900, 1914, 1924, 1933, 1935, 1939, 1947, 1950, 1954, 1957, 1960, 1967, 1969, 1974, and 1977.     

Ref: HW/2/2/7
Title: Athro Ceredigion
Date: Not known
Author: Not known
Extent: One booklet (33 pp.)
Language: English; Welsh
Scope and Content: Booklet produced by the Cardiganshire Association of the National Union of Teachers in which is provided a breakdown of recent issues and news items affecting teachers in Cardiganshire


FILE

IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference Code: HW/2/3
Title: Other Education in Wales Items
Date(s): 1962–1969  
Level of description: File level
Extent: One file (7 items)

CONTENT
Scope and content/abstract: File consists of items relating to general educational issues relevant to Wales

ACCESS AND USE:
Language: English; Welsh
Conditions governing reproduction: Copyright restrictions do apply to some items

DESCRIPTION NOTES
Date(s) of descriptions: May, 2007


ITEM

Ref: HW/2/3/1
Title: Education Magazine  
Date: 6/4/1962
Author: Association of Education Committees
Extent: One magazine (52 pp.) 
Language: English
Scope and Content: General issues of education are featured including a short article on the reorganization of secondary education in Cardiganshire written by Chief Education Officer, J. Henry-Jones.   

Ref: HW/2/3/2
Title: BBC Programmes
Date: Summer, 1962
Author: Not known
Extent: One leaflet (4 pp.)
Language: Welsh
Scope and Content: Introducing summer timetable of BBC programmes with an educational content including episodes on the humanitarians Albert Schweitzer and Dietrich Bonhoeffer  

Ref: HW/2/3/3
Title: BBC Programmes  
Date: Summer, 1963
Author: Not known
Extent: One leaflet (4 pp.)
Language: Welsh
Scope and Content: Introducing summer timetable of BBC programmes with an educational content, including episodes on the humanitarian Dr Barnardo

Ref: HW/2/3/4
Title: Education and Commerce  
Date: 28/7/1966
Author: Confederation of British Industry and the Schools Council
Extent: One report (2 pp.)
Language: English
Scope and Content: An investigation into the possibility of introducing an scheme whereby less academically gifted children are introduced to the industrial work place       

Ref: HW/2/3/5
Title: BBC Programmes
Date: Summer, 1968
Author: Not known
Extent: One leaflet (4 pp.)
Language: Welsh
Scope and Content: Introducing summer timetable of BBc programmes with an educational content, including episodes on Snowdon and the history of Aberystwyth  

Ref: HW/2/3/6
Title: Commercial Education
Date: Autumn, 1968
Author: H.M. Inspectors
Extent: One report (19 pp.)
Language: English
Conditions governing reproduction: Copyright restrictions apply. See archivist for further details
Scope and Content: Provides a survey of commercial education in the schools and colleges of seven counties of North and West Wales – Anglesey Caernarvonshire, Merioneth, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Montgomeryshire and Cardiganshire. Aspects surveyed in each county included the pattern of provision and local needs; the organization of commercial subjects; staffing, equipment, and accommodation provided; objectives, aims and effectiveness of the proposed scheme of study; and suggested policies for future development.     

Ref: HW/2/3/7
Title: Schools Council Project  
Date: 1969
Author: Dr A. Gwyn Jenkins (Project Director) 
Extent: One report (7 pp.)
Language: English
Scope and Content: Report consists of: a survey of the curricula of all secondary schools in Wales; a survey of pupil attitudes from a broadly based representative sample of Welsh secondary schools; a more intensive study of a highly selected sample of schools and the attitudes of pupils within them; interviews with teachers, headteachers, administrators and others whose work brings them into contact with secondary schools



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