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BERA Announces 2023 BERA Educational Research Book of the Year

The BERA Educational Research Book of the Year award celebrates the publication of educational research and is awarded to a scholarly book on education deemed to be high quality, engaging and innovative.

After careful consideration of the judges’ shortlist, we are delighted to announce that the 2023 winner is

Making Schools Better for Disadvantaged Students
Stephen Gorard, Beng Huat See and Nadia Siddiqui


The judges said:

“This innovative book will become a key text for all research focusing on making things better for disadvantaged students.”

“An international, empirical examination of lower attainment and disadvantage. The intersectional analysis with culturally diverse authors, concludes with what has been learnt from research and suggests directions on what are the next tasks to make schools better for all teachers and students.”

“A critical insight into the disadvantaged gap in education.”


Congratulations to the authors and Routledge.