This issue presents a variety of perspectives on the present and future of education as a discipline, responding in part to a newly published systematic scoping review that explores the structures and processes that have shaped educational research between 1990 and 2020 and lays the foundations for a wider investigation by BERA. In it:
Christopher Boyle and colleagues survey our discipline’s recent past and identify important gaps in the literature
Sally Power offers an account of the unique environment for educational research in Wales
Ian Menter urges deeper investigation of the increasing divergence in teacher education between the four nations of the UK nations
Emma Taylor and Claire Tyson make the case for recognising the diversity of research-engaged practitioners as a strength of our discipline.
Judith Hanks and colleagues showcase current research on educator wellbeing in schools and higher education institutions
Mark Murphy explores striking parallels between our current anxieties about academic freedom and those of Max Weber over a century ago
Alis Oancea and colleagues preview new work that provides fascinating insights into the challenges, deficits and ways forward for the education discipline
Vivienne Baumfield discusses BERA’s strategic priorities and role in the wider educational research landscape in the coming years.
Elsewhere in this issue, the BERA Blog celebrates its 1,000th post; Achala Gupta provides a brief induction into academic publishing for early career researchers; and BERA announces more than £40,000 in funding for research on race and ethnicity.