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From the Archive: IOE Colonial Department

Whilst cataloguing the papers of L. J. Lewis, head of the IOE’s Colonial Department from 1958 to 1973, I came across this interesting document. This report proposes changes to the Ugandan education system for the broader social benefit of women. … Continue reading

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From the Colonial Department to the Department of Education in Tropical Areas

Just found a letter from previous Institute Director, GB Jeffery, to Professor Margaret Read, regarding the proposed name change of the Colonial Department to the Department of Tropical Education. Jeffery states “‘Tropical education’, if it means anything at all, means education … Continue reading

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British Colonial Education Policy and the Use of Indigenous Languages

Some time ago, whilst working in the closed stacks at Emerald Street I came across sections of a newsletter in Nandi which I found by chance tucked away in one of the historical textbooks.  It is dated from the early … Continue reading

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The Department of Education in Developing Countries: insights into change

Ooh, I’m a bad blogger. I really meant to give some updates on things I came across in the records of the Colonial Department, but realised the other day that I’ve almost finished with them now, but forgot to write anything. … Continue reading

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The IOE’s colonial past

I recently started cataloguing the records of the Colonial Department, which include some of the oldest Institute records we hold in the archive. I won’t try to sum up the entire history of the department in this post as it … Continue reading

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Accessing the IOE Archive

In the archives we’re having a bit of a celebration… After more than five years of working our way through the IOE’s historical records we now have a list of everything in the collection. It’s been a massive project – and … Continue reading

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New archive foyer display

I’ve just finished a visual timeline of the Colonial Department and its successors for the IOE foyer. If you’re interested, but can’t make it here to see it in the flesh, I’ve attemped a a quick Prezi version… .prezi-player { … Continue reading

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From the IOE to world politics

Just a quick one before I forget. This afternoon I found a file on a man named Abubakar Tafewa Balewa. Abubakar was a student at the IOE Colonial Department, 1945-1946. I started cataloguing the file from the back (oldest item) … Continue reading

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A glimpse into The Historical Textbooks Collection

One of the largest of the Special Collections at the UCL Institute of Education’s Newsam Library is the Historical Textbooks Collection. It has approximately 88,000 textbooks and classroom teaching resources dating from the 1890s onwards, when state-funded education was introduced … Continue reading

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Hooked on The National Archives at Kew

I have just come back from a week at Kew where I have immersed myself in the historical collections at The National Archives (TNA).  I was one of fifteen (MA and PhD students) fortunate enough to be accepted on the … Continue reading

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