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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In the foreword to the new model music curriculum, schools minister Nick Gibb states that it ‘is designed to assist rather than to prescribe’ (DfE, 2021, p. 2). Notably, there is much detail...Continue reading
Call for papers for a special issue of RoE: Evidence on the development of education in ex-Soviet states
The editors of this special issue, Liudmyla H. Mashtaler and Nurzhamal T. Oshanova, are looking for substantial pieces of work on practical implementation, use of new methods and approaches in...
Following their first set of workshops with over 100 teachers, teacher educators and young people, the team behind BERA's latest research commission are delighted to share a summary of findings in...
‘Why can’t I use this voucher?’ The impact of Covid-19 on access and (in)effective support of the school food voucher scheme
The Food Foundation (2020) has found since lockdown started that 5 million people in the UK living in households with children under 18 have experienced food insecurity. A minority (1.8 million)...Continue reading
This report considers how educational continuity plans (ECPs) can better support schools in times of crisis, specifically from the perspective of headteachers, whose experiences, challenges and...
The advent of the Covid-19 pandemic affected all educational institutions without warning. From our experience, it seems that special schools, particularly those that work with young people with...Continue reading
Our planet is currently undergoing a climate crisis, exacerbated by pollution, exploitation and anthropogenic activity (WWT, 2019). Education is a fundamental tool in helping to reduce further...Continue reading
Agreed in 2015 by the member states of the United Nations, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the primary international instrument ‘to end poverty in all its forms everywhere’....Continue reading