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Special Collections: ILEA

History of Education Sources

About the Collection

The Inner London Education Authority (ILEA) started life in 1965 as a special committee of the Greater London Council. Following its abolition in March 1990, a collection of books and audiovisual materials published by the ILEA Learning Resources Branch was transferred to the Institute.

The materials date from the early 1970s to the time of ILEA's abolition and include materials for use in schools and for in-service training. Some items are duplicated in the main Library collections. The Library also holds a set of ILEA Research and Statistics Branch reports from 1980 to 1990, which cover a wide range of topics, such as truancy, minority languages, special needs and examination results.

Size: 39 metres of shelving

Type/format: Books and audio visual materials

Dates: 1965 - 1990

Accrual policy: Closed

Bedford Way

None at present

The collection is unlisted.  The literature on ILEA is open access (for the most) and is searchable on the Library Catalogue.  To view journal articles that are about ILEA and the impact it has on schooling in London, search the key education databases, i.e. British Education Index and ERIC (from the Databases IOE LibGuide).