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Past event

Researching for Social Justice and Educational Improvement

Online registration has now closed. If you want to attend this event, please email for details of how to register onsite.



Aimed at researchers, doctoral students, teacher educators and school teachers, this conference seeks to provide a showcase for relevant research in the region – especially that of teachers in local schools.



09:30 Registration and refreshments
10:00 Welcome and introductions
Andy Goodwyn, University of Bedfordshire
10:15 Literacy in Teacher Education: It’s the Context, Stupid
Peter Smagorinsky, University of Georgia
11:00 Refreshments
11.15 Parallel papers I
12:30 Lunch
13:15 Parallel papers II
14:30 Refreshments
14:45 Teaching justly: literature and social change
Larissa Mclean Davies, University of Melbourne
15:30 Panel discussion by keynote presenters
15.55 Completion of evaluation forms
16.00 End of conference


The BERA Early Career Researcher Network offers a limited amount of bursaries to the value of £75 towards travel for BERA Student Members only.

To apply for one of these bursaries, please email with a 250 word statement on why you want to attend this event and why you need the financial assistance. Bursaries are offered on a first come, first served basis. Travel expenses will be reimbursed after the event in accordance with our travel policies. You must not have previously received bursary funding from BERA.