CES carries out research in the social sciences of education that is independent, methodologically sound and that explores fundamental issues about the purposes and processes of education, and of policy in education, with a starting point in Scotland, but located in the wider framework of Europe.

Collections in this community

  • Scottish young people's surveys

    The Scottish young people's surveys (SSLS) provide a rich source of information about changes in young people's schooling, experiences, attitudes and transitions during a major period of social and educational change.
  • Scottish young people's surveys - S4 cohorts

    The S4 cohort of the Scottish young people's surveys (SSLS) provide a rich source of information about changes in young people's schooling, experiences, attitudes and transitions during a major period of social and educational ...

Recent Submissions

  • Scottish youth cohort trends dataset, 1984-2002 

    Croxford, Linda (University of Edinburgh. Centre for Educational Sociology, 2014-07-23)
    This dataset has been constructed from the Scottish School Leavers Survey (SSLS) as part of research project – Education and Youth Transitions in England, Wales and Scotland 1984-2002 - funded by the Economic and Social ...
  • National school leavers (1975/76) survey, 1977 

    University of Edinburgh. Centre for Educational Sociology (University of Edinburgh. Centre for Educational Sociology, 2014-07-22)
    The survey had a number of aims. In the first place, to extend the time-series of data on higher leavers originally collected in 1962, 1970, and 1972, by including 1976 leavers. Secondly the survey was designed to extend ...
  • 1979 national school leavers survey 

    University of Edinburgh. Centre for Educational Sociology. (University of Edinburgh. Centre for Educational Sociology, 2014-07-22)
    The 1979 survey covered young people who had left school in the session 1977/78. It was based on a smaller sample than the earlier 1977 survey: 10 per cent of 0 and H grade leavers, and 20 per cent of non-qualified ...