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Baseline Assessment

A new report from an expert panel convened by BERA sets out the case against the government’s proposal to use a baseline assessment test of pupils in reception to hold schools in England to...

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BERA Blog Special Issues: BERA/TACTYC

To celebrate the launch of the BERA/TACTYC Early Childhood Research Review 2003-2017 we have a special edition of the BERA blog. Join the discussion. Influence the debate. #BERABlog

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Developing readers, developing selves

The process of reading actually changes the neural connections in our brains, enabling new thought processes to form and develop our thinking (Wolf, 2008). Indeed, the experience and act of...

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  • Kathryn Murray

Blog post24 May 2019

The competing discourses of school readiness

BERA’s 2019–2020 research commission on the early years – entitled Competing Discourses of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC): Tensions, Impacts and Democratic Alternatives across the...

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  • Guy Roberts-Holmes
  • Jan Georgeson
  • Verity Campbell-Barr

Blog post3 May 2019

March Of The Four Year Olds

On 25th April 2019 More than a Score organised a march from Parliament Square to 10 Downing Street to hand in a petition calling for a halt to statutory tests for four-year-olds. The petition had...

News25 Apr 2019

The Future of Educational Research in Wales

This report, published by BERA in partnership with the Welsh Government, presents the proceedings of and lessons from the Future of Educational Research in Wales conference. Held in Cardiff on 14...

Reports27 Mar 2019