BERA in the news

  • Streaming pupils by ability in primary school widens the attainment gap

    25 September 2014

    The practice of “streaming” children by ability in the early years of primary school is widening the achievement gap between children from better-off homes and those facing disadvantage, significant new research presented to BERA reveals.

    Read the article: BERA Press Release

  • Teaching methods explain the China-England results gap in maths

    25 September 2014

    Primary school pupils in China do much better at maths than their counterparts in England because of the type of teaching Chinese teachers use, a study  presented to BERA Conference has concluded.

    Read the article: BERA Press Release

  • Maths teachers worried about ‘inadequate’ algebra in GCSEs

    23 September 2014

    Many teenagers are embarking on maths A-level courses with an inadequate grasp of algebra because they can get a good grade at GCSE without having mastered it, new research from assessment experts has found.  The findings, by Nicky Rushton and Dr Frances Wilson, of Cambridge Assessment, are  presented to the British Educational Research Association’s annual conference […]

    Read the article: BERA Press Releases

  • Poverty, not schools, to blame for exam results gap

    23 September 2014

    Research from Professor Steve Strand, of the University of Oxford, says the pervasiveness of this attainment gap, across all types of schools, suggests that factors outside of the institutions’ control, rather than any school-related policy or classroom practice, lie behind it. Prof. Strand presented his research to BERA Conference on Tuesday 23rd September and received plenty […]

    Read the article: BERA Press Releases

  • Editors’ Choice paper prize for Curriculum Journal Volume 24 (2013)

    9 April 2014

    The Editors are delighted to announce the winner of the Editors’ Choice paper prize for Volume 24 (2013): Time for curriculum reform: the case of mathematics Andrew Noyes, Geoff Wake & Pat Drake Volume 24, Issue 4 Also shortlisted were: Skills for innovation: envisioning an education that prepares for the changing world Cristobal Cobo Volume […]

  • Universities are still best place to train teachers, report says

    17 February 2014

    The Guardian published  a  news item on the Research and Teacher Education – the BERA-RSA Inquiry interim report launch on 14th January 2014.

    Read the article: The Guardian