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Religions and Values – SIG Convenor vacancy

If you are interested in becoming a Religion Values and Education convenor and  joining Prof Sally Elton-Chalcraft to lead the Religions and Values SIG please submit an expression of interest below.

The Convenor’s term would be from April 2021-April 2024.

Contact for information on the role.

If more than one is received an election may be run

Only BERA members may apply.


The Religions and Values SIG aims are:

– To provide a forum within BERA for researchers of Religions, Values and Education in which to share their research and exchange ideas

– To raise the profile of issues that relate to Religions, Values and Education within the British Educational Research Association and the academy more generally

– To encourage recognition and discussion of research in these areas through the annual conference and by hosting seminars and encouraging research papers within BERJ and other journals

Religious and moral education are significant areas of the curriculum and contribute to school life in a variety of ways but they are often neglected within the wider educational community. The development of religious schools, issues to do with religious identity and pluralism and the nature of moral education with schools all have a significant impact on the nature of schooling as well as the characteristics of the subjects themselves. The SIG will encourage the development of all issues to do with the nature of religious and moral education or the related question of religion and morals in education. It will support research and discussion that considers religious and moral issues from a variety of disciplines as well as international perspectives.

Submit an expression of interest