Successful BERA Symposium at the 2016 AERA Annual Meeting

14 April 2016

BERA was delighted to host an engaging and popular session at this year’s American Educational Research Association’s Annual Meeting. The session, “From Reproachment to Rapprochement: International Research Trends in Curriculum, Knowledge, and Society” was very well attended, with over 60 colleagues participating in the session.

BERA Vice President Ian Menter provided welcoming remarks and introduced the discussants Jessica Zacher Pandya, California State University  and  BERA Council Member Dominic Wyse, Institute of Education London. 

Papers in this session presented a series of cutting-edge arguments about curriculum, knowledge, and society from international perspectives.

BERA was pleased to once again be part of  the AERA Annual Meeting and in particular to host a session with a number of international presenting authors. The papers and presenters were:

  • Knowledge, Democracy, and the Curriculum: Pragmatism Beyond Scientism – Gert J. Biesta, Brunel University
  • Knowledge and the Message Systems of Curriculum – Dominic Wyse, Institute of Education
  • The Historical Thinking Movement: Historical origins and Contemporary Trajectories – Tim Keirn, California State University – Long Beach
  • Multilingual Education for All: Empowering Nondominant Languages and Cultures Through Multilingual Curriculum Development – Carol Benson, Teachers College, Columbia University, Itziar Elorza, University of the Basque Country

To view the abstracts for these papers visit


Gert Biesta, Dominic Wyse and Ian Menter at AERA

Gert Biesta, Dominic Wyse and Ian Menter at AERA