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Learning for all: BERA Small Grants Fund research reports

This series of reports presents the findings and recommendations of six research projects funded by BERA’s 2022/23 Small Grants Fund (SGF) on the theme ‘learning for all’. The projects examined educational provision, in its widest sense, that seeks to provide or enhance learning opportunities for all. These include interventions, pedagogical or curriculum approaches and other alternative provision.

The six reports are as follows:

  • Musicianship for key stage 1 teachers: Teaching generalist primary teachers to teach classroom music, Rebecca Berkley
  • Food banks in schools: Exploring the impact on children’s learning, Alice Bradbury & Sharon Vince
  • Images from the edges: Girls’ experiences of being at risk of permanent exclusion, Emma Clarke
  • Survey of dyslexia identification methods, Johny Daniel
  • Grief matters: Exploring the impact of bereavement & grief on learning for all, Anna Lise Gordon
  • Developing (language) learning opportunities for precarious migrant workers at higher education institutions: Charting possibilities, challenges & recommendations, Silke Zschomler

About the SGF

Through the SGF, BERA awards funding annually to research on a different, pressing theme each year with the intention that each project will:

  • make important contributions to the discipline by contributing to and leading current debates
  • develop research capacity by involving postgraduate students and early career researchers
  • receive applications from and involving practitioners and policymakers as well as academic researchers.

2022/23 Small Grants Fund Recipients

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Rebecca Berkley, Dr

Associate Professor in Music Education at University of Reading

Rebecca Berkley is an Associate Professor in Music Education at the University of Reading. Her areas of interest are classroom musicianship, choral education, musical leadership and musical cognition. She is the co-director of the Postgraduate...

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Alice Bradbury, Professor

Professor of Sociology of Education, Co-Director Helen Hamlyn Centre for Pedagogy (0-11 Years) at IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society

Alice Bradbury is a professor of sociology of education at the Institute of Education (IOE), UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society, and co-director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Pedagogy (0-11 Years). She is also a member of the Centre for...

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Emma Clarke, Dr

Senior Lecturer at University of York

Dr Emma Clarke leads a postgraduate primary initial teacher education course, having taught in mainstream primary schools for almost 18 years. Her interests include research methodologies, approaches to managing behaviour, and challenging...

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Johny Daniel, Dr

Assistant Professor at University of Durham

Johny Daniel is an assistant professor at the School of Education at Durham University. Dr. Daniel’s research focuses on developing and testing reading interventions and assessments for pupils, including those with and at-risk of learning...

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Anna Lise Gordon, Professor

Professor of Education at St Mary's University, Twickenham

Anna Lise Gordon is professor of education at St Mary’s University, Twickenham. She started her career as a secondary school teacher, before working as an advisor for a local authority and then in initial teacher education at St Mary’s for...

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Sharon Vince, Ms

PhD student at University College London

Sharon Vince is a doctoral researcher at UCL Institute of Education. Her thesis explores the impact that early years funding policies are having on children, practitioners and settings. Her wider research interests include the interactions...

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Silke Zschomler, Dr

Research Fellow at IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society

Silke Zschomler is a Research Fellow in the Social Research Institute at University College London (UCL IOE). As a social scientist with a multidisciplinary background, she is interested in the lived experience of migrants and those seeking...

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