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University of Bedfordshire 21st June 2018

We are holding a national, one day conference on June 21st.  This will be a collaboration between BERA SIG ‘English in Education’, IRED, in association with The National Association for The Teaching of English, The International Federation for the Teaching of English, Inspirit – St Thomas More Teaching school and the Chartered College of Teaching.  It will be supported by the University’s two Education schools, Teacher Education and The School of Education and English Language.  There will be a modest charge to cover catering.  There are reduced rates for members of BERA and of The Chartered College.

Full details can be found on the BERA English in Education SIG webpages: https://www.bera.ac.uk/event/socjust

This is an excellent opportunity for teachers to present their work, including PGR and MA students.  Many academics from across the University who have interests in Education and educational research will also be presenting.

Key note speakers include:

Wayne Sawyer – University of Sydney.

Larissa Mclean Davies – University of Melbourne

Peter Smagorinsky – University of Georgia

Linda Price – University of Bedfordshire


Call for papers

We are interested in all aspects of educational research that address the broad theme of social justice and educational improvement.  As the conference is partly hosted by the English Education SIG in association with NATE then any aspect of work in English is welcome including, for example, related areas such as Applied Linguistics, TEFL and English Literature.   Papers that address issues in teacher education and interdisciplinary aspects of research are also welcome. We are especially interested to offer opportunities to teacher researchers, Masters and PhD students. Papers will be grouped into sessions with 3 or 4 papers that have some common theme or topic.

The call for papers will be open until June 1st.

Each proposal should provide a title, up to 25 words, a 250 word abstract [excluding references] and 5 key words.  All proposals will be peer reviewed and decisions communicated by May 15th to all papers submitted by then, later papers will considered until June 1st and decisions communicated by June 7th.  For informal discussion about proposals and advice please email Professor Andy Goodwyn at andy.goodwyn@beds.ac.uk.

Costs are being kept low as this event is supported by BERA whose mission is to encourage research in education.  BERA Member £25.00

Non-Member £50.00

Member of the Chartered College £40.00


Exact times – TBC