ERIC Number: ED058813
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
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Careers, Conditions and Research Organization in Higher Education.
Society for Research into Higher Education, Ltd., London (England).
This is the report of a working party that was formed to investigate the employment conditions of persons engaged in research in higher education in Great Britain. The report summarizes some of the problems encountered by the educational researchers, which include: (1) financing with short-term grants; (2) the difficulty of obtaining permanent university posts; and (3) the small scale and fragmentary nature of the field. There are 2 types of research in higher education: (1) discipline based research; and (2) research that involves evaluation of policy and practices. The 1st type of research should be based in the universities, but this is not necessarily true for the 2nd type. The report then suggests a number of ways in which the organization of research into higher education might be developed and improved, and recommends that the salary scales of research officers and research fellows be related to lecture scales, and that all research grants include provision for increasing salary scales in line with awards made to university teachers. (AF)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Employment Problems, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Researchers, Salaries
Administrator, SRHE, 20 Gower Street, London, WC1E 6DP (30p)
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Authoring Institution: Society for Research into Higher Education, Ltd., London (England).
Identifiers: Great Britain