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Collections - T
Robin TANNER (BTA)
Tanner was a teacher and HMI (Her Majesty's Inspector of Schools) for Primary Education. After his retirement he participated in training courses and conferences where he influenced the progressive teacher Christian Schiller. Tanner believed the study of natural things and the exploration of arts and crafts, music and poetry were essential for the development of teachers and children.
Richard Henry TAWNEY (TH)
Tawney was a distinguished social and economic historian, working at various institutions including Toynbee Hall, the London School of Economics, and the Workers Education Association. He was a Christian Socialist and proponent of democratic education and education reform.
Duncan TAYLOR (DT)
Taylor was a producer and programme editor in the Schools Broadcasting Department of the BBC from 1947 to 1972. He was also the author of several books for children on careers and historical subjects. The collection contains the scripts from BBC radio and radiovision programmes for children.
Teaching Learning and Research Programme (TLRP)
TLRP ran from 2000-2012 and was the UK’s largest ever educational research programme. Its origins can be traced to the mid-1990s when educational research was heavily criticised for being small scale, irrelevant, inaccessible and of low quality. It coordinated some 700 researchers in over 100 investments and projects focussed on five areas: outcomes, lifecourses, enrichment, expertise and improvement.
Textbook Colloquium (TCL)
The Textbook Colloquium was founded by Christopher Stray and Ian Michael in 1988 to promote the interdisciplinary study of textbooks, especially from a historical perspective. It had members in Britain, Europe, North America and Australasia.
David THOMAS (TH)
Thomas was a teacher in engineering at technical colleges during the mid-twentieth centruy. After his retirement he completed extensive research into the history of industrial schools from the 1850s to the 1930s. The collection comprises his research, publications and primary source material.
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