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  • BERJ Editors’ Choice Award 2018

    24 July 2018

    The editorial team of the British Educational Research Journal (BERJ) and BERA and are delighted to announce the winners of the 2018 BERJ Editors’ Choice Award, recognising articles published across the previous calendar year (2017) The recipients of this year’s BERJ Editor’s Choice Award are: George Leckie and Harvey Goldstein, for ‘The evolution of school […]

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  • A baseline without basis: The validity and utility of the proposed reception baseline assessment in England

    13 July 2018

    A new report from an expert panel convened by BERA sets out the case against the government’s proposal to use a baseline assessment test of pupils in reception to hold schools in England to account for the progress that pupils have made at the end of key stage 2. The panel concludes that the government’s […]

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  • BERA Conference 2018 Programme Now Live

    4 July 2018

    The Programme for BERA Conference 2018 is live. To view the programme with abstracts click below View the Programme

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  • Ethical Guidelines for Educational Research, fourth edition (2018)

    20 June 2018

    BERA has released an extensively revised, expanded and updated fourth edition of the Ethical Guidelines for Educational Research, designed to support educational researchers in conducting research to the highest ethical standards in any and all contexts.   Read the Guidelines Here

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  • 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 Professor Mark Priestley (University of Stirling) and Dr Stavroula Philippou (University of Cyprus). They will be supported by a strong team of deputy editors […]

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