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ERIC Number: EJ1093052
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0141-9072
The SERA Lecture 2013: Scottish Research in a Global Context--Dependence, Independence or Interdependence?
Menter, Ian
Scottish Educational Review, v46 n1 p19-31 2014
Educational research in Scotland has a very distinguished history and has made a major contribution in several aspects of methodology, not least in the relationships between researchers, policymakers and practitioners. The paper considers the Scottish contribution to the development of educational research past, present and future and the significance of interactions at three levels--the UK, European and global. Against the backdrop of the forthcoming independence vote, it is argued that the historic distinctiveness of educational provision in Scotland--both before and after devolution--has been a significant benefit to the research community here. However, there are some internal dependencies that may need active nurturing, if the benefits of this independence are to be sustained. Furthermore there are critical elements of interdependence, at all three levels, which will be important in pursuing an aspiration to maintain research of the highest quality that will support learners and teachers in the years ahead. [This paper was presented at the Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA) annual conference, University of Glasgow, Scotland, November 22, 2013.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (Scotland)
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