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MYERS, Professor Kate

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0366 MYE
Held at: Institute of Education
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Full title: MYERS, Professor Kate
Date(s): 1970s-1990s
Level of description: collection
Extent: 4 boxes
Name of creator(s): Myers | Kate | fl 1970-2004 | professor | educationist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Pastoral head in an Inner London Education Authority (ILEA) comprehensive school; ILEA co-ordinator of the Schools' Council's Sex Differentiation Project; advisory teacher, director of the SCDC/EOC Equal Opportunities Project; senior inspector in the London Borough of Ealing; project Manager of the Schools Make A Difference (SMAD) project; in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham; Professor of Professional Development in Education, University of Keele; Associate Director of the International School Effectiveness and Improvement Centre, Institute of Education, University of London. Senior Associate of The Leadership for Learning Network at the University of Cambridge and adviser for The London Challenge.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Professor Kate Myers, 1970s-1990s, pricipally material related to jobs as Inner London Education Authority (ILEA) co-ordinator for the Schools Council sex differentiation project; ILEA advisory teacher for equal opportunities; SCDC equal opportunities project (which resulted in Genderwatch); and gender equality inspector in Ealing (which for a time was part of a consortium of boroughs involved in an Equal Opportunities project based at the Institute of Education), chiefly comprising original booklets, committee reports and a few handwritten responses/letters. Files include: sexual harrassment; sexism and gender difference in schools; women and work; women teachers and the NUT; special needs and sex equality; equal opportunities policies in London Education Authorities, especially the ILEA; curriculum and gender (science, maths, home economics, PE, geography, history, RE, exams); Australia; careers opportunities for women; copies of Equal Opportunities resources in the ILEA; and school governors.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Original order

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of Reader Application Form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

A reader wishing to publish any quotation of information, including pictorial, derived from any archive material must apply in writing for prior permission from the Archivist or other appropriate person(s) as indicated by the Archivist. A limited number of photocopies may be supplied at the discretion of the Archivist.

Finding aids:

Collection level description available on-line at the Institute of Education website

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Given by Kate Myers in April 2004.

Allied Materials

Related material:

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 2008

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