BERA in the news

  • Scottish and English teenagers split on whether university should be free

    16 September 2015

    A difference of opinion between English and Scottish young people on how higher education should be funded has been captured in a study being presented to BERA today. Around three quarters of Scottish teenagers interviewed for the research said university education should be funded through general taxation, as it currently is. But in England, where […]

  • High take-up of private tuition by primary school pupils revealed

    16 September 2015

    Nearly half of 11-year-olds among some minority ethnic groups in the UK are receiving private tuition outside of school, research has revealed. Children categorised as from Chinese, black or Indian backgrounds are more than twice as likely to be tutored as their white peers. These three minority ethnic groups also seem to be doing more […]

  • Schools ‘need a moral purpose beyond exam results’

    15 September 2015

    Schools are failing to set out a coherent moral purpose for their pupils beyond the achievement of good grades, research being presented tomorrow (Wednesday) claims. Education institutions should be setting goals for the type of people they want their pupils to become. Virtues such as curiosity, critical thinking and respect for evidence should be the […]

  • Want to get a good night’s sleep, kids? Turn off Facebook and Twitter, say researchers

    15 September 2015

    The impact of social media on young people’s lives has been underlined starkly as a new study reports that more than one in five teenagers say they “almost always” wake up during the night to look at or post messages. And more than a third of 12- to 15-year-olds say they do so at least […]

  • Final Countdown to the 2015 BERA Annual Conference

    11 August 2015

    Have you registered yet? It is now less than a month to the BERA Annual Conference being held at Queen’s University Belfast, 15-17 September 2015. The programme and all abstracts are now online. Once you have registered you will receive the login details to access the abstracts. Monday 14th September 2015 10.30 – 17.00 PESP […]

  • ‘Teacher Education – what next?

    12 June 2015

    BERA held a successful event on ‘Teacher Education – what next?’ on 11th June 2015. Hosted and introduced by Lord Puttnam, a packed room heard BERA President Ian Menter introduce the issue and draw from the final report of the BERA-RSA Inquiry into Research and Education. Our panel of speakers then responded and set out […]