Scottish Educational Research Association

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Scottish Educational Research Association

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1974 to date


The Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA) was founded in 1974 following an initiative by Bryan Dockrell and Gerry Pollock, Director and Deputy Director of the Scottish Council for Research in Education (SCRE). There was considerable interest in educational research at this time and they saw the need to disseminate research findings on as wide a basis as possible and to improve communication among those working in different fields of research.


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GB 249

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ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).


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Created by Victoria Peters, February 2010.




Stanley Nisbet, Does Scotland need SERA? published in Scottish Educational Review, 16, 1984, pp127-133. This is an account of the first ten years of SERA activities. It constitutes the sole record of those years as most of the archives for that period have been lost.

John Nisbet, Thirty years on: the SERA (SERA, 2005).

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