Papers of the Association of Directors and Secretaries for Education, the Association of Education Officers, and the National Association of Education Officers

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) Minute books of ADSE and AEO Executive Committees, Apr 1906-May 1954; (2) Minute book of NAEO Executive Committee, May 1908-Dec 1916; (3) Letter from D.J. Cowan to F.H. Toyne, with accompanying notes on history of ADSE, Feb 1929.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Association of Directors and Secretaries for Education was formed after the Education Act 1902 had created elected local education authorities in England and Wales. It addressed issues of recruitment, qualification, experience and professionalism for local education officers and administrators. In 1946 it was reorganised as the Association of Education Officers and, in 1970, it merged with the Association of Chief Education Officers to form the Society of Education Officers. The National Association of Education Officers, formed in 1908, also represented local authority education officers, and later met jointly with ADSE.

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In English.

Related Material

See also MS 1602.