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Conferences, Courses and Meetings

File contains miscellaneous papers relating to conferences, courses and meetings related to the Overseas Education Programme. The file contains correspondence between the Overseas Education department and the Commonwealth Bursary Unit. The file also contains papers and notes from the Seventh Annual Conference of Tutors to Commonwealth and Overseas Teachers in Manchester.

Book Lists

File contains lists and correspondence relating to the book lists for courses for overseas students. The correspondence includes letters between Dundee College of Education and the British Education Council among others. The file contains finalised copies of the reading lists for each course during the years concerned.

English School Visit

File contains correspondence with English Colleges relating to visits from overseas students at Dundee College of Education. The correspondence includes rough plans and timetables for the visits including correspondence with the respective schools, including schools in Newcastle and Durham.

Commonwealth November Open Days

File contains papers relating to the organisation and facilitation of open days at Dundee College of Education including correspondence relating to potential dates and guest lists etc.

Overseas Private Session

File contains a list of Commonwealth Bursars for the year 1969-70. The file also contains correspondence between Illsley, a senior lecturer in Overseas Studies and the prospective students relating to the course contents and dates. The file also contains letters from students expressing an interest in the scheme.

Commonwealth "See More Britain" schedule

File contains a copy of the Home Office's Commonwealth Immigrant Act 1962- Arrangements for Students. The correspondence included contains letters from Principal Stimpson of the Dundee College of Education, the Ministry of Education and the representatives from other Colleges and Universities. The file contains a list of students taking part in the programme and has information regarding their sex, age, religion, knowledge of English and the details of their course and its length. The correspondence and documents are concerned with the See More Britain Plan which would allow Commonwealth Bursars, for a fixed period of time during a vacation or vacations, to visit different parts of Britain for an added cost of their fares only, accommodation would be provided for them free of charge. Also included is a booklet entitled "Why not Teach for a Time Overseas?

Commonwealth, September 1962 Teaching Arrangements.

File contains documents relating to different aspects of the teaching arrangements for 1962. File contains letters and documents from the Principal of Dundee College of Education and the Ministry of Education in London. The file includes letters relating to the experiences of individual teachers from Nigeria in Britain. Topics covered within the letters include private accommodation for the teachers and finding school placements for the teachers. The file also contains a handwritten list of the names, addresses and telephone numbers of all of the Nigerian teachers

Commonwealth Teaching Arrangements.

File contains letters and documents from the principal of Dundee College of Education and the Ministry of Education in London. File contains documents relating to different aspects of the teaching arrangements for 1963. The file includes letters relating to the experiences of individual teachers from Nigeria in Britain and notes on the course for Nigerian teacher trainers. The file also contains correspondence from the Council of the County of Aberdeen which relate to Aberdeen based Colleges giving work experience to some of the Nigerian Teachers.

Commonwealth visits by students to English schools.

File contains letters and documents from the Principal of Dundee College of Education and the Ministry of Education in London. File contains documents relating to different aspects of the teaching arrangements for 1964-1965. The file contains correspondence between the College and former students alongside letters of thanks from the students. The file also contains a copy of the timetable for a study visit to North Eastern England and correspondence with the YWCA relating to accommodation for the students. Included with the timetable are plans and correspondence relating to the planning of trips to English cities. Also included in the file is a report from the Third Annual Conference on Education in Nigeria.

Commonwealth Conference and Courses- Attendance by Staff.

File contains letters and documents from the Principal of Dundee College of Education and the Ministry of Education in London. File contains documents relating to different aspects of the teaching arrangements for 1961-1965. The file contains a report by M. J. Rolls of the University of Reading about his visit to the Caribbean in 1963. The report relates to time spent in British Honduras, Jamaica, the Bahamas and Bermuda. Also included in the file is a report written by Mrs. D. I. Baggott of the University of London relating to a visit to East Africa undertaken in 1961.

Miscellaneous papers relating to the the Commonwealth Teachers Training Scheme

File contains letters and documents from the principal of Dundee College of Education and the Ministry of Education in London. File contains documents relating to different aspects of the teaching arrangements for 1965-1968. The file contains a copy of a booklet entitled 'Training Teachers for the Commonwealth'. The file contains reports regarding the academic progress of the individual students and correspondence relating to the establishment of typing classes for overseas students. Correspondence with the Commonwealth Institute of Scotland includes a request for a college prospectus and a booklet entitled 'Report on School Session 1966-67' and a list of Commonwealth students completing their courses in 1967. Also included in the file is a copy of the 1964/65 reading list for Commonwealth students and a 1965 'Handbook for Commonwealth Bursars'. Other important documents include course selection forms, application forms and course programmes for prospective students.

Local School visits

The file contains correspondence relating to local school visits from Commonwealth students and includes letters of thanks from the individual students as well as letters from senior lecturers in overseas education. The letters are in reference to visits from travelling students who were given tours of educational establishments within Britain, including local schools and nurseries. Also included in the file are letters requesting to organise further visits.

Visiting lecturers Fees etc.

The file contains correspondence between Christine Houston, a visiting speaker, the Vice-Principle of Dundee College of Education and W.A. Illsley, the senior lecturer in Overseas Education. The correspondence relates to the question of Houston's availability and her fee. The intention of Houston's visit is to give the overseas students a tour of sites in Ardestie and Carlungie. The file also contains correspondence between Dr. Illsley and J.H. Thomson, the H.M Inspector of Schools relating to his availability to give the overseas students a talk regarding the work and problems of an inspector.

Commonwealth Students Welfare Fund

The file contains correspondence and documents relating to the organisation and activities of the Commonwealth Students Welfare Fund. The group aim to provide financial aid and advice for overseas students and the file includes a copy of the 'Guidance statement for overseas students taking full-time and sandwich courses in the United Kingdom in the academic year 1966/67' which outlines the criteria for students applying for a grant or assistance from the fund. Also included are copies of the 4th and 5th annual reports of the Overseas Students Trust and correspondence outlining the details of their grants to Dundee College of Education

Newsletters Misc.

The file contains copies of the Commonwealth and Overseas Teachers newsletters 1966- 1967. The file also contains a rough draft of the 1968 newsletter and correspondence from the Principal relating to the contents of the 1967 newsletter.

Fees etc and regulations.

The file contains a list of the fess due in respect of overseas students undertaking training at Dundee College of Education during the 1969- 1970 session. Also included are documents explaining the definition of an overseas student for the purposes of fees and correspondence between the College and government bodies related to the nature of funding for overseas students which outline the cost of fees.

Five Year Report

The file contains a copy of a pamphlet entitled 'Training Teachers for the Commonwealth' which is a report issued by the Department of Education and Science and the Ministry of Overseas Development. The pamphlet is a report on the first five years of the Commonwealth Teacher Training Bursary Scheme 1960- 1965. The file also contains a rough draft of the pamphlet and correspondence relating to the writing of the pamphlet including letters from the Senior Lecturer in Overseas Education the Department of Education and Science. The file also includes figures relating to the courses taken by overseas students and the finances of the College.

Commonwealth Bursars

The file contains correspondence between Principal Stimpson and the Nigerian High Commission regarding the circumstances of individual bursars and their chosen courses. The file also contains the minutes of the Selection Meeting for the 1968-69 session and a draft timetable of classes for overseas students.

Acceptance- Final

The file contains template final acceptance letters for students who have been accepted in to the Dundee College of Education Course for Overseas Teachers. The file also contains a template letter from Dr. W.A. Illsley, a senior lecturer in Overseas Education, which relates to accommodation and text book issues for students and gives a general course overview.

Papers relating to Ahmad Noah, C.196

The file contains papers relating to Ahmad Noah, a student taking part in the Overseas Education Scheme, the file contains the student's application forms and medical reports. The file also contains a bursar's annual report for the student and correspondence between the family and Dundee College of Education. There is also a copy of the acceptance letter from the Ministry of Overseas Development. [CLOSED]

Papers relating to Glennis Nurse, C.197

The file contains papers relating to Glennis Nurse, a student taking part in the Overseas Education Scheme, the file contains the student's application forms and medical reports. The file also contains a bursar's annual report for the student and correspondence between the family and Dundee College of Education. There is also a copy of the acceptance letter from the Ministry of Overseas Development. [CLOSED]

Papers relating to Carole Watson, C.204

The file contains papers relating to Carole Watson, a student taking part in the Overseas Education Scheme, the file contains the student's application forms and medical reports. The file also contains a bursar's annual report for the student and correspondence between the family and Dundee College of Education. There is also a copy of the acceptance letter from the Ministry of Overseas Development. [CLOSED]

Papers relating to Mwila Chinyama, C.185

The file contains papers relating to Mwila Chinyama, a student taking part in the Overseas Education Scheme, the file contains the student's application forms and medical reports. The file also contains a bursar's annual report for the student and correspondence between the family and Dundee College of Education. There is also a copy of the acceptance letter from the Ministry of Overseas Development. [CLOSED]

Papers relating to Yoane Ierta, C.189

The file contains papers relating to Yoane Ierta, a student taking part in the Overseas Education Scheme, the file contains the student's application forms and medical reports. The file also contains a bursar's annual report for the student and correspondence between the family and Dundee College of Education. There is also a copy of the acceptance letter from the Ministry of Overseas Development. [CLOSED]
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