The term ‘educational underachievement’ is common in policy and academic discourse relating to education in Northern Ireland and beyond, despite the ambiguity created by its wide variety of...Continue reading
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The global issues of climate change, protecting the environment, and ensuring equity and fairness for all continue to gain increasing prominence in everyday consciousness. The role of education to...Continue reading
A series of blogs that explore how new initiatives in a number of countries are developing and delivering education for sustainable development, from the early years to higher education.
With schools closed in the UK in response to the Covid-19 crisis, children who would normally receive free school meals were at an elevated risk of food insecurity. However, the voucher scheme...
In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the witches exacerbate divisions, push ambition through brute force, hierarchy and power; their interventions end in the wicked destruction of leadership potential and...Continue reading
BERA Research Commission 2021/22 – A teacher and youth co-created manifesto for Education for Environmental Sustainability (EfES) from the four jurisdictions of the UK
The primary objective of this commission is to co-create a manifesto for Education for Environmental Sustainability (EfES) in secondary education in the UK. To achieve this, it will design and...
Parents send their children to private schools for a range of reasons, and we know that British private schools are successful in terms of academic attainment and that their alumni tend to go on...Continue reading
The structural inequalities faced by Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities have been deepened by a decade of austerity. We are in the midst of a global pandemic and, following yet further...Continue reading
Citizenship education is intended to foster civic and political participation by encouraging students to critically reflect on and challenge established attitudes, values and behaviours (Niens,...Continue reading
Children and young people excluded from school for poor behaviour have lower than average educational outcomes. They are more likely to experience ‘deep exclusion’ (Levitas et al., 2007), with...Continue reading