BERA Blog: 2017 Year in Review

16 January 2018

2017 was  another bumper year for the BERA Blog. Just over two-and-a-half years after its inception, the blog breezed past yet another milestone in November, logging over 500,000 reads as it rapidly moves towards becoming one of the leading international blogs on education.

In a new article we present the highlights from the BERA Blog in 2017 – another smorgasbord of educational hot-potatoes including extremism, sex and relationships education, education policy, the dependability of research evidence, teacher education, early-career research, formal and informal education, technology and the curriculum.

Sadly we have not been able to include all author contributions in this annual round-up. However, we hope that for those of you coming to the BERA Blog for the first time, this collection gives you a sense of its breadth, dynamism and impact.

We welcome future contributions from teachers, practitioners, academics, policy-makers and all who have a vested interest in life-long learning. While we continue to attract a rising number of writers from the four nations of the United Kingdom, we would love to publish more from you. We also welcome contributions from all parts of the globe, and encourage authors to contact members of the editorial team if they have an idea for a future BERA blog piece.

Gerry Czerniawski
Lead editor, BERA Blog