‘It’s not fair!’ is a common phrase heard in schools. But what is ‘fair’ in the eyes of pupils? Our recently published study in the British Educational Research Journal explored how children of lower primary school grades perceive due... [...]
Religions, Values and Education
Our aims are:
– To provide a forum within BERA for researchers of Religions, Values and Education in which to share their research and exchange ideas
– To raise the profile of issues that relate to Religions, Values and Education within the British Educational Research Association and the academy more generally
– To encourage recognition and discussion of research in these areas through the annual conference and by hosting seminars and encouraging research papers within BERJ and other journals
Religious and moral education are significant areas of the curriculum and contribute to school life in a variety of ways but they are often neglected within the wider educational community. The development of religious schools, issues to do with religious identity and pluralism and the nature of moral education with schools all have a significant impact on the nature of schooling as well as the characteristics of the subjects themselves. The SIG will encourage the development of all issues to do with the nature of religious and moral education or the related question of religion and morals in education. It will support research and discussion that considers religious and moral issues from a variety of disciplines as well as international perspectives.
Latest SIG Content
A response to Komatsu and Rappleye: What if east Asia’s high achievement is not the result of long hours of study, cram schools, and exam pressure?
In their recent BERA Blog article (10 August), Komatsu and Rappleye raise the idea that the high achievement of Asian education systems – and specifically Japan’s educational achievements – have been ignored because of cultural bias and a... [...]
What if east Asia’s high achievement is not the result of longer hours of study, cram schools, and exam pressure?
Since the inception of international comparative tests in the 1960s, Japanese students, like most students around east Asia, have consistently outscored their Anglo-American peers (that is, the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia).... [...]
Unpleasant experiences, like hurting oneself, missing parents, or being excluded from play, are evident parts of early childhood education (ECE). Although we cannot (and sometimes should not) totally prevent such situations from occurring, we –... [...]
This article is part of the BERA Blog special issue ‘Researching the Curriculum in schools and colleges: Practice, Professionalism and Innovation’ (read more). This is the tale of two brothers who found themselves wrestling with the same... [...]
In this blog I summarise key evidence from Stonewall’s latest School Report (Bradlow et al, 2017), a study of over 3,700 lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) young people across Britain aged 11–19. In addition, I suggest possible approaches for... [...]