• Election 2015

    8 October 2014

    In the run-up to the 2015 General Election, BERA produced a summary document presenting the main political parties plans for education.

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  • 40@40 – A portrait of 40 years of educational research through 40 studies

    3 December 2013

    As part of our 40th anniversary celebrations, BERA has collected together a set of 40 landmark studies that have had a significant impact on educational policy,  practice, research methodology and/or theory over the past 40 years. 1974-1983 1984-1993 1994-2003 2004-Present The final 40 come from across the UK (and beyond where they have had substantial […]

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  • Early Years Policy Advice

    19 February 2014

    A joint initiative between the BERA Early Years Special Interest Group and TACTYC (Association for the Professional Development of Early Years Educators) has produced briefing notes and guidance documents for policy makers in the approach to the 2015 General Election. The briefing document is grounded in findings from national and international research evidence, government reports, […]

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  • Respecting Children and Young People: Learning from the past, redesigning the future

    2 May 2014

    Educational researchers in six of BERA’s special interest groups have drawn up a new evidence-based manifesto detailing how research should serve as the basis for future education policies. The plan seeks to promote fair and equal education by creating an evidence-based policy manifesto that respects children and young people. In a 20-page document, its researchers highlight four […]

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  • BERA Blog Special Issues: Scotland – Reform, Professionalism and Delivery

    4 July 2017

      We are delighted that Graham Donaldson has guest edited this collection of blogs looking in particular at the current education agenda in Scotland. As Graham says in his overview contribution, “pressures to ‘deliver’ for the here and now tend to trump longer-term development” and this can have a profound impact on the structures, ethos […]

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  • REF 2014: What does it mean for education and educational research?

    3 December 2014

    The outcomes for Education of REF 2014 will be published on 18th December 2014. BERA awaits these outcomes with great interest, having been clearly committed to the continuing improvement of quality in educational research over recent years. Not least we are interested in how the new dimension of the ’impact’ of educational research has been demonstrated […]

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