UNIVERSITIES COUNCIL FOR THE EDUCATION OF TEACHERS (UCET)
The Universities Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET) was created in 1967 by the merger of the Conference of Heads of University Departments of Education (CHUDE) and the Conference of Institute Directors (CID). CHUDE had been founded in 1959 as a forum for the heads of university education departments in England and Wales whilst the CID, founded in 1957, acted similarly for the directors of Institutes of Education. In 1993 UCET merged with the Polytechnics Council for the Education of Teachers (PCET) to create a larger UCET body. The Council 's objectives are to provide a forum for discussion, make a contribution to policy and act as a clearing house for information on all matters relating to the education of teachers of relevance to its members.
CONFERENCE OF INSTITUTE DIRECTORS (CID)
The Conference of Institute Directors was set up in response to the establishment of Area Training Organisations after the publication of the McNair Report (1944). The Area Training Organisations (ATOs), separately funded, generally associated to the local university, and normally called Institutes of Education, were introduced to bring teacher training colleges into a closer relationship with their local university. The CID's membership was made up of the Director of each of the Institutes established around England and Wales.
CONFERENCE FOR THE HEADS OF UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENTS OF EDUCATION (CHUDE)
The Conference of Heads of University Departments of Education (CHUDE) was established in 195 and was made up of the Heads and Acting Heads of Departments in Education in universities and university colleges in England and Wales. It aimed to meet at least twice each academic year. CHUDE's main functions were to discuss general policy concerning the training of graduate teachers and common matters across the departments of education; and supervise the operation of schemes concerning the registration and admission of students to courses. It liaised with other bodies including the Conference of Institute Directors and the Association of Teachers in Colleges and Departments of Education, and responded to enquiries from the Ministry of Education (later the Department of Education and Science - DES).
The committee of CHUDE comprised the Chair (Professor A V Judges of University of London, King's College); the Secretary (Professor Tibble of the School of Education at the University of Leicester), and five officers.