BERA has identified close-to-practice research as an area of interest for the Association, and many BERA members are also committed to such work in the context of teacher education and...
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Statistics released last week show that almost half of all young people in the UK enter higher education. But some groups are still far more likely to go on to university than others. Whereas...Continue reading
Examining the representation of fundamental British values: What are the most prominent images used for display boards in the primary school?
It is observable that display boards are being applied widely by primary schools as visual representations for learning about the stated fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law,...Continue reading
The value of Literacy as a Social Practice approach to exploring young children’s experience of being taught to read and write in school
Over the last thirty years in English and Welsh State primary education, successive governments have placed increasing emphasis on ‘raising standards’ in literacy. Children’s attainment or...Continue reading
In a recent study (Prytz 2017), I show that a standard narrative about Swedish school governance in the 20th century does not fit how the school subject mathematics (years 1–9) was governed in...Continue reading
Hyper-governance and datafication in early years education: children as ‘abilities-machines’ or ‘like sausages in a factory’
The growing use of data in education has both been lauded as a revolution and criticized as detrimental to teachers and children; no wonder then that it is increasingly a focus for educational...Continue reading
In July 2015, the UK Counter Terrorism and Security Act (CTS) made it a statutory duty for teaching staff to identify and prevent extremism. This policy was the expansion of the UK ‘Prevent...Continue reading