- 1974 to date (Creation)
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Name of creator
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.
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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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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Conditions governing access
Membership lists are restricted in compliance with Data Protection Act 1998.
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This collection is currently unlisted.