§ Mr. George Rodgers
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many students in colleges in England 163W and Wales have completed a course during the past five years in the special area of teaching mentally handicapped children; and which colleges make provision for this course.
§ Mr. Oakes
Many colleges give students some opportunity for studying the special methods needed to teach mentally handicapped children, but the numbers successfully completing courses of initial training with a particular emphasis on these methods have been:
The following 19 institutions currently provide such courses: Culham College, Abingdon; Westhill College, Birmingham; Bristol Polytechnic; Crewe and Alsager College of Higher Education; Hull College of Higher Education; Leeds Polytechnic; City of Liverpool College of Higher Education; Avery Hill College, London; West London Institute of Higher Education; Didsbury College of Education, Manchester Polytechnic; Matlock College; Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic; Gwent College of Higher Education, Newport; Keswick Hall College, Norwich; Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham; Preston Polytechnic; Sheffield City Polytechnic; Hertfordshire College of Higher Education, Watford; and King Alfred's College, Winchester.
1972 37 1973 103 1974 219 1975 292 1976 (estimate) 368