British Curriculum Forum

The British Curriculum Forum is the successor to the British Curriculum Foundation which was incorporated into BERA in 2014. The Forum exists to promote all aspects of curricular development and enquiry. The BCF has been in existence for over 40 years (and was previously known as The Association for the Study of Curriculum). A former BERA President, Lawrence Stenhouse, was one of its founders. The BCF oversees the widely respected The Curriculum Journal (published by Taylor and Francis).

The BCF is overseen by a small steering-group appointed by BERA Council. The role of the Steering Group is to:

  • Oversee the activities of BCF within BERA, in particular by promoting the study of theoretical, innovative and practical aspects of the curriculum;
  • Provide an authoritative medium through which the opinions of teachers and others may be expressed on matters of the curriculum;
  • Provide means of communication amongst all those concerned with the study of the curriculum and/or its practical implementation;
  • Enable BERA to connect with schools;
  • Enable practitioners to engage with research;
  • Promote innovative collaboration between research and practice;
  • Work with BERA’s Academic Publications Committee to oversee the strategic direction of The Curriculum Journal.

The current membership is:

Gerry Czerniawski (Chair)

Vivienne Baumfield

Arthur Chapman

Arlene Holmes-Henderson

Christopher Hanley

Ruth Dann

 

The BCF also oversees one of BERA’s Awards – the BCF-BERA Routledge Curriculum Journal Prize. More details of this can be found on the Awards page.

 

BERA is dedicated to supporting and promoting teacher research.  We believe practitioners, academics and policy makers must collaborate to help shape a future curriculum in schools. As part of our commitment to support teachers all participants on the Chartered College of Teachers Chartered Teach Programme receive free BERA membership. To find out more about the programme click here

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