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I take pleasure in inviting you to submit a proposal for the 2010 Annual Conference at Warwick University.
We are pleased that for our 36th Annual Conference we will be returning to Warwick University where we held a successful conference in 2006. The University is located in the heart of England, adjacent to the city of Coventry - 3 miles (5 kilometres) from the city centre - and on the border with Warwickshire. The campus of the University of Warwick compries 290 hectares and covers four medieval farmsteads: Gibbet Hill, Tocil, Cryfield and Cryfield Grange Farms. Warwick Arts Centre, also situated on campus, has undergone a major redevelopment and the University also has excellent sports facilities which will be open to delegates.
The Keynote speakers for 2010 include Tom Schuller, who is the director of an independent inquiry into the Future for Lifelong Learning in the UK; John Gardner – BERA President, Queen’s University Belfast; Louise Morley, University of Sussex; and Ann Phoenix, Institute of Education, University of London.
There will also be a panel discussion on ‘The Impact of Education Research’ which will be chaired by Andrew Pollard, UK Strategic Forum for Research in Education and the speakers participating in the discussion include Lesley Saunders, Education Consultant; Peter Tymms, Durham University; Judy Sebba, University of Sussex and Richard Bartholomew, Department for Children, Schools and Families.
Conference Committee continues to build upon the success of previous conferences. We have noted comments and feedback from BERA 2009 and have implemented a number of changes to the programme and the systems underpinning our conference. There are a range of distinguished speakers and BERA 2010 promises to maintain the high standard of BERA conferences.
We look forward to meeting up with colleagues and friends old and new in Warwick 2010. Enjoy BERA 2010.
Chair of the Conference Committee
BERA is committed to promoting high quality research and to its use in understanding and improving education. BERA, as the learned society in the field of educational research in the UK:
- seeks to promote quality in educational research;
- seeks to ensure that educational research is undertaken in concordance with the Association’s Ethical Guidelines;
- promotes independent debate about the quality, purpose and methodologies of educational research;
- provides a forum for dissemination and debate of the findings of educational research;
- supports the mediation of research findings for policy makers and practitioners;
- represents educational researchers to government, funding bodies and the public;
- provides training and development for educational researchers at all levels;
- aims to work with employers and others to improve the conditions of work and rights of educational researchers; and relates to other associations nationally and internationally which have interests and concerns in educational research.
The Key Aims of the Early Career Researcher Conference are to:
- provide research early career researchers with the opportunity to present papers to an audience of fellow early career researchers;
- offer sessions on research processes led by experienced researchers e.g. on interviewing, data analysis, writing skills, presentation techniques;
- help research early career researchers develop a network of contacts.