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ERIC Number: EJ748494
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0030-9230
The Institute as Network: The Scottish Council for Research in Education as a Local and International Phenomenon in the 1930s
Lawn, Martin
Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, v40 n5-6 p719-732 Oct 2004
Established in the late 1920s, the Scottish Council for Research in Education (SCRE) was a highly significant and influential institute for educational research, in both the scope and the methodology of its work, in Scotland and abroad. It was one of the first of a new kind of institution; it signalled the rise of specialized research institutes, outside the university yet closely connected to academic work and to the governing of education, across the Western world. Research Institutes are a flexible way of managing tasks and influencing policy: they appear to conform to disciplinary procedures and yet they are free to inquire and suggest policy directions. SCRE did not have a specialized staff of researchers but it did work cooperatively, as a prototype knowledge network, linking together in projects a wide range of Scottish academics, teachers and education managers. Together, they were bound in a movement for reform and experiment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)
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