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Academics ‘anxious’ over research being sidelined

Government criticised for lack of funding and overlooking research findings

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Scotland’s national education research organisation has hit out at the government for neglecting research into “very topical and high-profile issues”, such as the effect of child poverty on school education.

According to the Scottish Educational Research Association (Sera), there is “serious anxiety” among academics about levels of funding for educational research and the government’s responses to research undertaken.

This, they say, means we do not know what is working well or what areas need to be addressed. Their fears echo the 2015 Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development ...

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