The TESS Archive - 2 March 1973

1st March 2013 at 00:00
The month the last US soldier left Vietnam, and Pink Floyd's landmark album Dark Side of the Moon was released

Nursery places for all by 1983

- Scottish education authorities will soon be notified of their allocation for nursery building starting in 1974-75 and 1975-76, the first two years of the expansion scheme announced in December. The Scottish Education Department says the aim is to provide, by 1982-83, sufficient nursery places to meet expected demand from parents wishing their child to attend from the beginning of the school year after they reach the age of three.

EIS fear White Paper

- The EIS wants a committee of inquiry to examine the most appropriate means of bringing about an all-graduate teaching profession, and has called on the government to avow a policy to this end in Scotland, as they have in England and Wales. The institute says Scotland is much readier for this, but that the omission of such a commitment in the Scottish White Paper is galling and alarming.

SCE better than tests

- Many able people, as measured by aptitude tests, do not fit into university education, said Dr Bryan Dockrell, director of the Scottish Council for Research in Education. The results showed that though the Scottish Certificate of Education is a poor predictor of university success, it is better than a US scholastic aptitude test and better than the estimates of teachers and heads, at least in the form in which these were collected.

Carnegie aids universities

- Scottish universities will all be aware in the next quinquennium that they have less money than they need to do what is expected of them, said Sir Charles Wilson, principal of Glasgow University, at the annual meeting of the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland. At the same time the funds of the research councils had been reduced and reorganised.

Survey belies image of youth

- Whatever image one may have of radical Swedish youth has been dispelled in a study carried out in 15 senior high schools. The composite 18-year-old Swede turned out to be far more conservative, family-oriented and apolitical than even the Swedes may have realised, found Dr Berndt Gustafsson of the Psychology of Religion Institute, Stockholm.

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