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08 Jul 2020

Blog Post - The push for online content

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Our BESA Secretary Dr Steve Dixon has found some time away from his day-to-day work as a Senior Lecturer at Newman University; to reflect upon the technologically mediated realities that now exist within education. The post provides an opportunity to think about a variety of problems, digital divides and inequalities more →

07 Jul 2020

Blog Post - School reopening? top scientists say not yet

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Dr. Alpesh Maisuria, our BESA Research Funding Lead and Associate Professor of Education Policy in Critical Education at the University of the West of England (UWE), provides critical perspectives on the re-opening of schools in June. The post ends with the view that we need to reclaim education to more →

23 Jun 2020

Blog Post - Re-minding our Selves of our Natural Communitas

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In the second of our blog series, Dr. Dylan Adams shares his thoughts and reflections regarding the liminal nature that the COVID-19 crisis has brought to society and education. Rhetoric as a result of the crisis is awash with dire consequences associated to the pandemic, but does this liminality more →

22 Jun 2020

Blog Post - Stephen Ward's Reflections on COVID-19, BESA and Book Publication

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For the first post in our blog series, we welcome thoughts and reflections from Stephen Ward; one of our founding BESA members, and Journal Reviews Editor. With the COVID-19 crisis and cancellation of the 2020 conference providing a starting point to the post, thoughts then move to the origins more →

18 Jun 2020

Meet the BESA Executive Committee - Calling all Newer Researchers within BESA Membership

In the next of our series of posts introducing the BESA executive committee, Julia Everitt provides an introduction to her Newer Researcher role. Using her experience of postgraduate study, she is now able to invite members who identify themselves as newer researchers to get in touch for further support. more →

17 Jun 2020

Launch of BESA Blog - Invitation for Contributions

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new BESA blog. The blog aims to present evidence informed content contributing to thinking and dialogue across the board spectrum of education. In our first blog post series, various educational topics will be discussed including: non-empirical opinion pieces; short reports and more →

17 Jun 2020

Publication Reflection: Life for the Academic in the Neoliberal University

Alpesh Maisuria, our BESA Research Funding Lead and Associate Professor of Education Policy in Critical Education at UWE, has provided the following personal summary and reflection on co-authoring Life for the Academic in the Neoliberal University. The book has been co-authored with Svenja Helmes and provides an insightful investigation more →

10 Jun 2020

BESA Funded Programme Leadership Research to Enter Second Phase: call for interview participants

The BESA funded project team of Dr Mark Pulsford, Dr Becky Morris and Dr Ross Purves have provided the following update on their research work so far. Although there is further opportunity to contribute to the first phase of the project (online survey), the team is beginning to report more →

27 May 2020

CANCELLED: BESA Research Funding 2020-2021

After announcing the cancellation of the conference at the start of April as a result of COVID-19, we also wanted to provide an update regarding BESA research funding. For those that regularly attend our conference, you are probably aware that we normally link funding to this event, where the more →


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Call for Chapters of an edited book on ‘Education and Mental Health’

July 5, 2018
Calling on interested authors to submit a 300 – 500 word proposal for a chapter of around 7,000 words concerning the intersection of mental health / impaired mental wellbeing / mental illness in relation to educational practice and theory in schools and more →