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Inner London Education Authority (ILEA) Collection


Education in London.


39 m

Scope and content

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.


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.


This collection is uncatalogued and but literature on the ILEA and its official publications are searchable on Explore. Items from the collection can only be perused in the IOE Reading Room.