For many years, Northern Ireland has been renowned for producing academically high-achieving pupils, and while this has been the case for some young people, issues of division and inequality are...Continue reading blog post
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Young people in the UK are less likely to study a language in upper secondary school than their European peers, and not just because they already speak English (European Commission, 2017). In...Continue reading blog post
BERA is funding six new small grants in 2022/23 under the title “Learning for all”. These grants support projects which examine educational provision in its widest sense that seeks to provide...
Bringing educational isolation into focus: Identifying non-urban schools and targeting resources to improve educational outcomes
Imagine you’re a student in an isolated secondary school in a rural, coastal or former industrial area of England. You look and sound like all your classmates; there’s very little diversity....Continue reading blog post
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) conducts the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) study of 15-year-old students’ academic achievement. In order...Continue reading blog post
School exclusion is a hot issue within education and there is growing concern about the numbers of exclusions and off-rolling in schools in England. In particular, a number of studies have drawn...Continue reading blog post
Why is it that we can predict every year which types of students will have been excluded from school?
While the numbers may change, the trends are largely the same: young people from certain minority ethnic groups, those who receive free school meals, those who are care-experienced or who are...Continue reading blog post
Where is the love in special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) policy? Politicising love, as a force for driving social justice and change, has deep roots in Black feminist activism (Nash,...Continue reading blog post
In the UK, over 2.6 million children experience food insecurity, which is defined as those who have limited or unreliable access to food due to a lack of financial resources (Power et al., 2020;...Continue reading blog post
Call for SIG Convenor This SIG promotes dialogue on educational policies and practices at all levels in terms of supporting or inhibiting social justice. We are committed to developing a range of...
Unfortunately this event has now been postponed. We will confirm when a new date has been confirmed. Join the Social Justice SIG annual meeting to network with colleagues, learn about the...