Collection T-ADES - Association of Directors of Education in Scotland records

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Association of Directors of Education in Scotland records


  • 1920-2001 (Creation)

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37 metres

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(1920 to date)

Administrative history

The Association of Directors of Education in Scotland was formed in 1920 to represent the directors appointed by the new ad hoc education authorities. Throughout its history, ADES has played an important role in advising upon and implementing the educational policies of successive governments and local education authorities. It seeks to promote awareness of and make national representation on educational issues and to promote the professional interests of its members. The Association conducts its business through an executive and standing committees, and through organising conferences and debates.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The ADES archives were donated to the University of Strathclyde in 1996.

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Minutes and papers of the executive and other committees; conference reports; liaison with other bodies; correspondence, reports and other documents; membership lists; published books; audiotape.

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Papers continue to be deposited on a regular basis.

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  • English

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    Item level list available in reading room.

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