Cambridge Institute of Education

Scope and Content

Contains agenda papers and minutes for the Board of Governors, the Professional Committee, Boards of Studies, and the Committee of Principals.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Cambridge Institute of Education was inaugurated in 1949 as a result of the McNair Committee Report to government, published 1944, which suggested changes to teacher training. By 1949 there were already 13 such institutes in existence, some integral parts of universities, others simply closely linked. The Cambridge Institute followed the latter model; scrutinising and approving courses of study and setting examinations for each of its constituent teacher training institutions in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Isle of Ely, Norfolk and Suffolk. It also organised courses of lectures for the continuing education of working teachers.

In 1992 it was incorporated into the University of Cambridge.