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Fair and Equal Education: An Evidence-Based Policy Manifesto that Respects Children and Young People

On March 10, 5.00-7.30pm, 2015 at Mary Ward House, 5-7 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SN


BERA is holding a launch event for “Fair and Equal Education: An Evidence-based Policy Manifesto that Respects Children and Young People.” This event summarises the outcome of the BERA Respecting Children and Young People project.

Children and young people are entitled to an education that has their best interests at heart and develops their personality, talents and abilities to the full. Fair and equal education recognises differences in children and young people’s experiences, interests and backgrounds and ensures equality in access and provision. Over the last 40 years, evidence from educational research has told us about the extent of inequality. It has also told us how to make education more equal and fair.

Join us at this event to debate the policies needed to make this vision a reality.

Partners for this event include:
* Cambridge Primary Review Trust
* Paulo Freire Institute-UK
* Runnymede Trust
* Citizenship Foundation

This event is free to attend, however pre-registration is essential because of the venue.


Register now


Jointly organised by the BERA Social Justice, Race, Ethnicity and Education, Sexualities, Youth Studies and Informal Education, Practitioner Research, Inclusive Education SIGs, we aim to use the best educational research done within our SIGs 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, our 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 we aim to raise the profile of educational research by actively promoting our alternative manifesto amongst politicians, lobby groups, NGOs, social media and the press.


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