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Think again about research council
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The Herald - Glasgow (UK)
Date: Apr 4, 2000
Start Page: 18
Abstract (Document Summary)

THE decision of the Scottish Executive Education Department (SEED) to end its association with the Scottish Council for Research in Education (SCRE) and to withdraw its funding over the next three years, came abruptly, with no prior consultation, discussion, or review. Response throughout the education community in Scotland has been surprise and shock. There have been previous changes in the way SCRE has been funded since 1970, but these have always been based on thorough reviews and reports (on two occasions by nominees of the Scottish Office itself).

SCRE also has had an important role in promoting communication throughout the research community, though in recent years this has been eroded by the competitive contests in research funding. Nationally, SCRE is the base for the Scottish Educational Research Association, the association where Scottish researchers, policy- makers, and practitioners regularly meet to discuss research ideas, findings, implications for policy or practice, and plans for the future.

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