News

  • Testing children gives a poor measure of ability

    19 June 2018

    The BERA Expert Panel on Assessment are in the process of finalising their report on the validity and utility of the proposed reception baseline assessment in England.  Members of the panel had a letter published in The Guardian this week setting out some of their concerns. This follows on from their earlier BERA Blog on the subject.  […]

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  • New Editors for the Curriculum Journal

    15 June 2018

    We are delighted to announce that after a very competitive process we have appointed a new team to take over the Curriculum Journal from January 2019. The lead editors will be Dr Stavroula Philippou (University of Cyprus) and Professor Mark Priestley (University of Stirling ). They will be supported by a strong team of deputy […]

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  • New blog challenges the evidence on the government’s new baseline test in reception

    4 May 2018

    In a new article on the BERA Blog, the members of BERA’s expert panel convened to consider the viability of the baseline assessment for school accountability urge the government to think again: their current proposals are ‘not fit for purpose’ and threaten to become a wasteful and pointless exercise.  Read the blog in full here. The […]

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  • 2018 Award Winners

    6 April 2018

    The BERA Engagement Committee is delighted to announce the winners of the 2018 Doctoral Thesis and Masters Dissertation Awards.   doctoral thesis award The 2018 Winner of the BERA Doctoral Thesis Award is Arunthathi Mahendran(Goldsmiths’ College, University of London) for her thesis Surgeon Education, Engaging with the Immanence of Events Of Practice: An Exploration of the Ontological […]

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  • BERA Statement on UCU Industrial Action

    2 March 2018

    Nick Johnson, Executive Director, says: “BERA is aware that many of our members, as UCU members that participate in the USS (Universities Superannuation Scheme), have been taking industrial action in defence of their pension scheme. BERA is sympathetic to those colleagues and notes the strength of the feeling reflected in the outcome of the ballot […]

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  • New animation celebrates the BERA Blog

    2 March 2018

    In a new animation launched today, BERA takes stock of the success of the BERA Blog since its launch in 2015, and invites all members of the education community across the globe, whatever their interests and perspectives, to join the conversation – both as readers and writers.  The BERA Blog’s mission is to provide […]

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