Uganda launched universal primary education (UPE) in 1997 in line with Education for All’s reform programme for basic education (Penny et al., 2008). Introducing a system of universal,...Continue reading blog post
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If maths anxiety could talk: What do maths-anxious ex-pupils want to say to the teaching profession?
Having recently completed a small exploratory study (124 respondents) of the way that maths-anxious undergraduates in the UK make sense of their maths anxiety (MA), I was prompted to consider: had...Continue reading blog post
School transitions and adjustment of children with neurodevelopmental conditions during the Covid-19 pandemic: Who was caught up in a whirlwind?
Transition from primary to secondary school is considered a key milestone in children’s education. During the Covid-19 pandemic, children experienced additional changes in their lives...Continue reading blog post
Research Intelligence issue 153: Off the cutting room floor: Learning from research when things do not go as planned
This special issue focuses on the experiences of educators and students returning to the classroom post-lockdown. We have included contributions from lecturers, students and academics to capture a...Continue reading blog post
The Covid-19 pandemic heralded a host of unexpected challenges and rapid changes for learners and educators worldwide and, more than two years on, continues to have a major influence on key...Continue reading blog post
It is important to mark the Covid-19 lockdown as a significant transition which educators and students experienced. We all, to varying degrees, experienced a range of social, cultural and...
The stresses and strains affecting the mental health and wellbeing of those working in education settings are well documented and were evident long before Covid-19 was placed into the mix (Kidger...Continue reading blog post
As educators, we know that a child’s home environment is a vital contributory factor towards their cognitive and social development. Bronfenbrenner’s ecological systems theory (1979)...Continue reading blog post
For many years, Northern Ireland has been renowned for producing academically high-achieving pupils, and while this has been the case for some young people, issues of division and inequality are...Continue reading blog post
BERA is funding six new small grants in 2022/23 under the title “Learning for all”. These grants support projects which examine educational provision in its widest sense that seeks to provide...