RCET is committed to supporting research involving the educational experiences of children and young people in Scotland. We work with researchers, commission specific research projects and raise awareness of their findings through our publications and partnerships.

RCET and the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science jointly funded a PhD studentship at the University of Stirling. Believed to be the first research of its type to be undertaken in Scotland, this research focuses on “Exploring the experiences of children and young people from Armed Forces families in Scottish Schools.” 

The main findings from this paper are available here.

These findings along with other good practice will be translated into guidance for schools across Scotland. 

Literature Review

In collaboration with Strathclyde University, RCET commissioned a Literature Review of research with a focus on the education of Armed Forces children and young people in Scotland. The Executive Summary is available here.

The findings of this review endorse RCET’s belief that there is a paucity of Scottish-based recent research and that more needs to be carried out to fill the gaps in our evidence and data collection.

In partnership with a recent graduate, a survey was carried out with university students. The findings can be accessed on page 3 in Issue 1 of Education Matters.

Other Useful research articles: