Collection T-SER - Scottish Educational Research Association records

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GB 249 T-SER


Scottish Educational Research Association records


  • 1974 to date (Creation)

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4 metres

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(1974 to date)

Administrative history

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.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The bulk of this collection was collected by Professor John Nisbet in the course of his research for a history of the Association. Further records were donated by John Queen. The Association also contributes records on a regular basis.

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Scope and content

Minutes and papers of the executive committee; AGM minutes and papers; financial records; membership lists; conference programmes, abstracts, papers; newsletters; correspondence with British Educational Research Association, Scottish Education Department Research and Intelligence Unit and others.

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Membership lists are restricted in compliance with the UK General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 1998.

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  • English

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