We are proud today to announce that RSP Research Director, Rob Loe, has been invited to join the British Educational Research Association policy manifesto writing group for 2015.
Educational researchers in BERA are being put to work on addressing the challenges of global change and exacerbating social inequalities that diminish the lives of many children and young people. Jointly organised by the BERA SIGs they aim to use the best educational research to inform public debate prior to the Westminster election in May 2015, celebrating the work of our members and demonstrating how it can be used to provide an evidence base for policy that has issues of equality and social justice at its heart.
Connected to BERA’s 40th Anniversary, the project is focused upon developing policy recommendations on issues related to the lived experience and futures of children and young people. Some of BERA’s leading educational researchers are working alongside other members of the collaborating SIGs to produce an alternative policy manifesto that is informed by research on equality in education from the last 40 years; through this manifesto they aim to raise the profile of educational research by actively promoting their alternative manifesto amongst politicians, lobby groups, NGOs, social media and the press.
BERA are working towards the production of their policy manifesto through a combination of individual and joint SIG activities and events throughout 2014. SIG members will receive invitations to participate, but others are also encouraged to engage with our agenda.
The Relational Schools Project is part of that journey.
Read Rob’s blog with BERA today…