Record Unit 388, Smithsonian Institution., Office of Educational Research, Records, 1983-1985, with related records from 1975
The Smithsonian Office of Educational Research (SOER) was established on October 1, 1983, to investigate and improve learning as it occurs outside the formal educational system. SOER reported to the Assistant Secretary for Science. John H. Falk, previously on the staff of the Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies (CBCES), was appointed Director. SOER was abolished on September 30, 1985.