King's Students Committee records

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minute book, 1903-1906; Reports of Her Majesty's Inspector of Schools; Correspondence.

Summary of records

Administrative / Biographical History

Local Committees for the Training of Teachers were established in 1895 in connection with the ancient Scottish universities, as a means of training university graduates for secondary school teaching. Glasgow University was late in establishing such a Committee in 1903. In its few years of existence, the Glasgow Centre trained around 100 students per year. The King's students attended university classes for most of their studies, but had tuition elsewhere in School Methods, Phonetics, Physical Training and other subjects necessary for teaching. The work of the Glasgow King's Students Committee was subsumed within the new Glasgow Provincial Committee for the Training of Teachers, set up in 1905.

Conditions Governing Access



Accession 85/67

Other Finding Aids

Catalogued online to item level

Archivist's Note

Archivist's note: Description prepared by Margaret Harrison, Web version by Graham S. Holton, Jordanhill LibraryRules or Conventions: Description based on Scottish Archive Network guidelines, based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000). and Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997)Date of descriptions: August 2001, February 2009

Related Material

HMI reports see Reports of The Committee of Council on Education in Scotland. Extracts in electronic format. Further information is included in these reports.

GB 249 JCE/3/1 Correspondence in Glasgow Provincial Committee, letter books of the Director of Studies : General correspondence, 1904-1920.

Geographical Names