Tag Archives: Colonial Department

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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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┬áColonial 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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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,┬áregarding 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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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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