Default

Default

This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

TRAINING COLLEGE.

I . 1 A DEARTH OF STUDENTS, l _____ > OARBFUL CONSIDERATION" >rEEDED. 1 The report of Mr. H. A. Milnes, principal of the Auckland Training College, ■ which was presented to 'the Education Board today, drew attention to the fact t that according to the new regulations '• the College should have 100 students in j I training, but there seemed to be no I prospect whatever of having more than "i 50 for the current year. As the regulations threatened a reduction in staff y if the full number was not reached, the ■ position needed careful consideration. ' According to the last departmental re- ; port available, there were 159 pupil ■ teachers in the Auckland, district. At a \ fair estimate about 50 of these should > have been in their last year, and there--5 fore available for entrance to the Train- ; ing College. As a matter of fact, only i eight were admitted. That is to say, • the remainder were presumably appointed ' to assistantships with no further train--1 ing. It was obvious that if this were allowed to go on, the schools would be - staffed with poorly-certificated teachers. • Out of the 758 adult teachers at present - employed by the Board only 65 held "C" 1 certificates; the rest held lower certifi- ■ cates or none at all. Unless steps were f taken to compel all pupil teachers to • come to the College for at least a year, - Mr. Milnes saw little prospect of an • improvement in status. The pupil ; tsachers themselves could not realise that ! it was to their ultimate advantage to E enter the College, and so missed an • immediate rise of salary which often doubled their allowances a,s pupil tea- ! chers. That they recognise it later was i shown by the fact that last year 16 ; students gave up their posts, carrying i good salaries, to come to the College and i try to raise their certificates. Oα the proposition of Mr. Garland, it , was resolved that the report be received, ! and the matter referred to the Executive « Committee and the Chief Inspector, with • the recommendations contained iv Mr. i Milnes's report that pupil teachers be • required to attend the Training College ' for one or two years. It was also resolved to sen<J a copy of tie report to , t_a 3_an_t«r of. E&uee/teau. i &

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item
Bibliographic details
Word Count
381

TRAINING COLLEGE. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 77, 31 March 1909

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.

Working