In April 2016, a mother voiced her concerns on the English Local Schools Network website (Secret Parent, 2016) about withdrawing her 10-year-old from the new key stage 2 SATs. Her main concern was...Continue reading
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Aretaic pedagogy is suggested as a refreshing paradigm of good teaching, putting at its centre, instead of a knowledge-based perspective, a virtue-based approach to education. Its origins are in...Continue reading
Tracked educational systems, such as many European systems for secondary education, are frequently associated with higher levels of educational inequity compared with comprehensive systems....Continue reading
The BERA Blog editors are pleased to announce the launch of a new series of publications: BERA Bites, edited collections of selected articles on key topics in education published on the BERA Blog....Continue reading
Do value-added measures of school and teacher performance reflect genetic differences between students?
Metrics of school and teacher performance are increasingly used by policymakers and in the UK education systems to determine, for example, performance-related pay and positions in school league...Continue reading
The BERA Bites series presents selected articles from the BERA Blog on key topics in education, presented in an easily printable and digestible format to serve as teaching and learning resources...
A response to Komatsu and Rappleye: What if east Asia’s high achievement is not the result of long hours of study, cram schools, and exam pressure?
In their recent BERA Blog article (10 August), Komatsu and Rappleye raise the idea that the high achievement of Asian education systems – and specifically Japan’s educational achievements –...Continue reading
What if east Asia’s high achievement is not the result of longer hours of study, cram schools, and exam pressure?
Since the inception of international comparative tests in the 1960s, Japanese students, like most students around east Asia, have consistently outscored their Anglo-American peers (that is, the...Continue reading
The internationalisation webinar series has been running since 2007 as part of an initiative organised by Dr Joanna Al-Youssef (University of Nottingham). It is an open event during which...
CALL FOR PROPOSALS Deadline 4th May 2018 This exciting joint conference (with the University of Worcester and the BERA Comparative and International Education SIG) entitled ‘Global...