18 search results for 'brexit'

In pursuit of a secure base? Education commentary in times of socio-political uncertainty


In 1973, at the beginning of the 1970s international oil crisis, and amid emergent Watergate revelations, Paul Simon sang ‘we come in the age’s most uncertain hour…’. At around the same time in England, an impetus arose within the fragile Callaghan Labour government to exert more control over schools following the 1974 William Tyndale scandal […]

Call for papers for proposed BERJ special issue


Interrogating education: Critical thinking in the time of populist politics This is a call for papers for a proposed special issue of the British Educational Research Journal. The initial proposal developed by guest editors, Dr Saba Hussain and Dr Reva Yunus, has been shortlisted by the journal editors and is now being developed into a […]

Blog Highlights from 2016


The BERA Blog continues its ascendancy as one of the leading international blogs on education and what a year 2016 has been. Policy ‘busyness’ dominates much of the last 12 months blog fodder. The Education Committee’s inquiry (launched in November 2015) on the purpose and quality of education prompted a robust response from Teresa Cremin […]

Social mobility and education; opportunities and constraints in post Brexit Britain


It is now a tired old panacea, operating as a very inadequate sticking plaster over the gaping wound social inequalities have become in the post-Brexit  landscape Theresa May told her new cabinet at their first post-Brexit meeting that it was their “duty” to improve education and skills and ensure that social mobility is “at the […]