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Initial analysis of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) suggests that mobile phone bans might help with...Continue reading blog post
In 2017 the Department for Education (DfE) launched National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) in middle, senior and executive leadership, as well as a revamped NPQH for headteachers, to train...Continue reading blog post
BERA Council has agreed to establish an expert panel to investigate the situation regarding funding for educational research in the UK. David James (Cardiff University, and chair of the REF 2021...
BERA is supporting the British Psychological Society (BPS) in creating a pilot teaching resource for secondary school students on the history of IQ testing in the UK education system. The resource...
The BERA Blog post ‘Dropping off a cliff’ makes a strong case that the current trainee teacher recruitment crisis in England has been exacerbated by several Department for Education (DfE)...Continue reading blog post
Teaching a course on ‘policy analysis’ remains challenging for several reasons: drawing from multiple theoretical threads (Heck, 2004); relying mainly on ‘desk reviews’ of policies as...Continue reading blog post
Although it has always been significant, the question of what we are educating for is now particularly important. There is growing consensus that the educational challenges we face require...
This BERA Blog special issue started out as a seminar series in which we brought together policymakers, educational practitioners and researchers to discuss what we are educating for across the...Continue reading blog post
This blog post focuses on the overlooked and precarious middle in the English education system: further education and the young people who participate in it. In Helena Kennedy’s words, further...Continue reading blog post
In this blog post, I focus on what is distinctive about vocational education. What makes vocational education different and why is this important? First, and most critically, vocational education...Continue reading blog post
The overall question of this BERA Blog special issue can be understood in two different ways: what is being done now at the current time by educators (what are we educating for), and it can also...Continue reading blog post