In April 2018, the government announced its intention to make Relationships Education (in primary schools) and Relationships and Sex Education (in secondary schools) statutory by September 2019. A process of consultation is now taking place that... [...]
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
This blog post springs from a symposium I convened at BERA Conference 2018 entitled ‘Using creative methods to explore complex topics with young participants’. The symposium reflected my growing interest in the topical areas of creative... [...]
Integrating a parenting education programme into the primary and secondary school curriculum in Nigeria
All young children tend to misbehave from time to time, which makes it necessary for parents/guardians to step in with disciplinary measures. Although the need for child discipline is broadly recognised, there is considerable debate regarding... [...]
A renewed call to ‘decolonise’ the curriculum has marked a shift in thinking about education and what should form the canon of curriculum content (le Grange, 2016). It has been amplified further here in the UK by the ‘Rhodes must fall’... [...]
‘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... [...]
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... [...]