Please find an overview of some of our upcoming activities in June.
Digital Leadership and Cultural Change in Schools: Challenges and Opportunities
9 Jun 2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
During the period January 2020-July 2022, 1.5 billion students in 188 countries were locked out of schools (OECD, 2021: p:3). In addition, Covid-19, and subsequent efforts to teach digitally, have revealed the vast socioeconomic gaps that blight societies and education systems. During the pandemic, countries with the lowest educational performance not only fully closed their schools for longer but the attainment gap between pupils in areas of high socioeconomic deprivation (SED) increased. Yet, there have also been some positive developments, with many schools and their staff attaining new levels of digital innovation.
Research reports that many schools have developed a digital vision due to the learning acquired due to the pandemic, however, for some schools, although they innovated during the pandemic, this has not moved them forward in terms of their digital strategy (Baxter et al, 2022). This seminar takes differing perspectives on digital planning to examine the challenges and opportunities for schools in this regard. During the seminar we will be discussing the effects of digital learning on: students, staff, leaders and parents.
We have developed the opportunity to put forward a ‘Hot Topic’ session at the Annual Conference that was not submitted through the usual abstract system. Abstract cannot be re-submitted if it was rejected in the regular submission process.
This session is meant to highlight topical research that may have been developed after the usual abstract submission system.
Topics include but are not limited to:
Supporting child refugees and migrants in UK education (this would include the implications of the war in Ukraine
Education: State of the Discipline
The future of academic conferences
The main submitter must be a BERA Member. If accepted all presenting authors will need to register at the current registration rates.
A number of BERA Special Interest Groups are currently recruiting for new SIG Convenors.
As a SIG convenor you receive a number of benefits, support from the BERA office and are invited to attend convenor meetings in London, with all other SIG convenors.
SIG Convenors are volunteers whose main role is to co-ordinate, oversee and develop the mission and activities of each particular SIG. The SIG is there to represent the views of their members, not of individual convenors.
By agreeing to assume a position of SIG convenor, individuals are committing to fulfilling the responsibilities and obligations that go with that role.