BERA in the news

  • ‘Ideology’ undermining standards in education, warn researchers

    13 February 2015

    Ian Menter, president of the British Educational Research Association and director of professional programmes at the University of Oxford, has said that a teacher education system based on ‘ideologies or prejudices’ will hinder those wanting to improve standards. He made the comments in a presentation to the Westminster Education Forum on using academic research and […]

    Read the article: Times Higher Education online, 08/02/2015, John Elmes

  • BERA at AARE 2014

    2 December 2014

    We held a successful symposia at AARE’s Conference in Brisbane this week. Led by Geoff Whitty and with contributions from Katharine Burn, Ian Menter, Diane Mayer and Jenny Gore, the session focussed on the recommendations of the BERA-RSA Teacher Education Inquiry and the challenges facing both the UK and Australia. Don’t forget if you want […]

  • BERJ Editors’ Choice Award

    5 November 2014

    The new team of BERJ editors are building on the outgoing Editorial Team’s practice of celebrating success through nominating a ‘Paper of the Year’. They have chosen to rename this award ‘Editors’ Choice’. Three papers from 2013 were nominated for the award. The BERJ 2014 Editor’s Choice Award recipients are: Ruth Lupton and Martin Thrupp, […]

  • 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