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Sch.26 Summary of an interview with a married couple regarding the education of their children at non fee-paying local authority schools, female interviewer, 17 July 1962

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/4/26

Scope and Contents

The family moved from Leith and think Wardie is beautiful, quiet and healthy for the children although male INTVEE would go back to Leith if he could take their new house with them. They go to York for family holidays. Their eldest has an office job at Bruce Peebles acquired through her teacher's contacts. They think the schooling at Granton is very positive,: Miss Cormack is a great teacher; there is good communication from the school; there are open days; they are thrilled with cuisinaire rods; the fathers were asked to make boards studded with nails for the children to make geometric shapes with elastic bands; children put their names on a board to give lectures to the class on subjects that interest them. They think Ainslie Park provides the best technical education in town and are quoted as saying, "of course you get a lot of teddy boys coming out of the place but you can't blame the school for that". However, they want their youngest son to go to Trinity Academy, as they believe in the importance of the school name in getting a job. Male INTVEE thinks general education should end at 15 and specialisation take over after that. He works in the railways and doesn't want his children to follow in his footsteps as railways are becoming obsolete. Female INTVEE worked at Martins the baker but she left when she got married, she did compulsory munitions work. They think teachers are intimidated by parents and only use the strap in moderation. Male INTVEE thinks the Flying Bedstead will take over from railways and is quoted on Dr Beeching, “railway boys don't like him but he's been told to do a certain job and it's not everybody who could do that job".


  • Other: 17 July 1962

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