English literature was introduced as an essential component of Britain’s school curriculum in the early 20th century as part of a broader effort to create, inter alia, an education system based...Continue reading
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Addressing educational inequality has been a longstanding focus for educational research as well as for English education policy, yet the attainment gap between rich and poor remains constant...Continue reading
On 4 July 2018, the British Educational Research Association (BERA) expert panel on assessment published the report A baseline without basis (Goldstein et al 2018), in response to the Department...Continue reading
Following the recent call for proposals, we are delighted to announce the first award for a Research Commission to run in 2019. Competing Discourses of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC):...
In a new article on the BERA Blog, the members of BERA’s expert panel convened to consider the viability of the baseline assessment for school accountability urge the government to think again:...
Education, employment and youth: Contemporary attitudes towards post-16 and post-18 education access
Providing opportunities for young people leaving compulsory schooling to pursue world-class further and higher education is a global concern. Post-compulsory education is constructed as a panacea...Continue reading
This blog describes recent issues concerning the collection and reporting of data associated with Raising the Participation Age (RPA). It details recent changes to English local authorities’...Continue reading
Following the release of the Department for Education’s Green Paper, “Schools That Work For Everyone”, commentary in the media and among educational commentators has focused primarily on the...Continue reading
Members of the Early Childhood SIG are presenting the BERA/TACTYC Academic Review of Early Childhood Education, bringing together specialists in BERA and TACTYC (Association for Professional...Continue reading
Professional development and the Teaching Schools experiment in England: Leadership challenges in an Alliance’s first year
Launched in England from 2010, Teaching Schools are intended to drive improvement across the education system by forming partnerships or ‘alliances’ with other schools and providers to share...Continue reading