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From the BERA Office

Dear BERA member,

Places are still available for the BERA Masterclass events (‘Writing a book proposal’) in Glasgow (12 October) and Belfast (14 October).

The workshop aims to help prospective authors get ready for discussion with a publisher about their proposed book.

A framework will be presented for understanding the conceptual and writing work involved in developing a book proposal. Key issues of focus, readership and style will be explained. Common issues such as choosing a publisher, writing before the contract and turning a thesis into a book will be addressed.

Participants will then work on an idea for a book which will be discussed in a proposal clinic.

There will be an opportunity to see successful book proposals, learn about the process of publishing decision-making, and to discuss issues with the presenters.

The events are free to BERA members, but there will be a charge of £20 to non-BERA members.

For further information please contact Mark Donoghue in the BERA office (T 020 7612 6987 or emailevents@bera.ac.uk).

Yours sincerely,

BERA Secretariat

Westminster Education Forum Keynote Seminar
UK universities in a global Higher Education market

Androulla Vassiliou
Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, European Commission
Subject to diary

Professor John Hearn
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International), University of Sydney, Australia and Chief Executive, Worldwide Universities Network (WUN)

Professor David Greenaway
Vice-Chancellor, The University of Nottingham

Professor Gerard Mols
Rector Magnificus, Maastricht University, Netherlands

Richard Yelland
Head, Education Management and Infrastructure Division, OECD
Phil Baty, Editor, Times Higher Education World University Rankings and Deputy Editor, Times Higher Education;
Dr Jo Beall, Director, Education and Society, British Council;
Nichola Carter, Partner, Head of Immigration, Penningtons Solicitors;
Dominic Scott, Chief Executive, UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA);
Professor Sir Peter Scott, Professor of Higher Education Studies, Institute of Education;
and Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive, Million+

Chaired by:
Roberta Blackman-Woods MP
Chair, All-Party Parliamentary University Group

This event is CPD certified

Morning, Thursday, 2nd February 2012
Central London

Our Website | Book Online | Live Agenda
Westminster Media Forum Keynote Seminar
Protecting children from commercial and other adult pressures: next steps for policy and business practice

Dr Maggie Atkinson
Children’s Commissioner for England
Reg Bailey
Chief Executive, Mothers’ Union and author, Letting Children Be Children: the Report of an Independent Review of the Commercialisation and Sexualisation of Childhood
Sue Eustace
Director of Public Affairs, Advertising Association
Dr Agnes Nairn
Visiting Fellow, Centre for Business Organisations and Society, University of Bath

and presentations from:
Mike Baker, Chief Executive Officer, Outdoor Media Centre; Jane Bevis, Director of Public Affairs, British Retail Consortium; John Carr OBE, Secretary, UK Children’s Charities’ Coalition on Internet Safety; Tony Close, Director of Standards, Content, International and Regulatory Development Group, Ofcom; Dido Harding, Chief Executive Officer, TalkTalk; Anna Home, Chair, The Children’s Media Foundation; Katie O’Donovan, Head of Communications, Mumsnet; Dr Clarissa Smith, Reader in Sexual Cultures, University of Sunderland; Lynsay Taffe, Director of Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs,Advertising Standards Authority and Dr Ian Twinn, Director, Public Affairs, ISBA

Baroness Massey of Darwen, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Children and Claire Perry MP, Member, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Child Protection

This event is CPD certified

Morning, Tuesday, 18th October 2011
Central London

Our Website | Book Online | Live Agenda

Westminster Education Forum and Westminster Legal Policy Forum Keynote Seminar
Vulnerable children – child protection, family justice and support for children in care

Tim Loughton MP
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families
Department for Education
Kriss Akabusi MBE, Chief Executive Officer, The Akabusi Company;
Louise Bazalgette, Co-Author, In Loco Parentis and Researcher, Family and Society Programme, Demos;
Anthony Douglas, Chief Executive, CAFCASS;
John Goldup, National Director, Development and Strategy, Ofsted;
Anna Gupta, Head, Department of Health and Social Care, Royal Holloway, University of London;
Zoe Hilton, Head of Safeguarding and Child Protection, Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP);
Earl of Listowel, Vice-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Looked after Children and Care Leavers;
Sherry Malik, Director of Strategy and Social Work Education, General Social Care Council;
Anthony Morris, Chair, Children’s Committee, Resolution Family Law Association;
Ed Nixon, Chief Executive Officer, Family Care Associates;
Melvyn Roffe, Principal, Wymondham College, Norfolk;
and Robert Tapsfield, Chief Executive, The Fostering Network

Chaired by
Andrea Leadsom MP
Vice-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Child Protection
Toby Perkins MP
Shadow Minister for Children and Families

This event is CPD certified

Morning, Tuesday, 29th November 2011
Central London

Our Website | Book Online | Live Agenda

International Conference – AECRICT 2012
Addressing educational challenges: the role of ICT
2nd – 5th July 2012
Manchester Metropolitan University (All Saints Campus), UK
Full conference details are available at http://www.esri.mmu.ac.uk/aecrict
Key dates: Deadline for paper submission: December 18th 2011
Decisions to authors: March 11th 2012
Early bird registration: April 20th 2012

Addressing educational challenges: the role of ICT
2nd – 5th July 2012 at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Education systems around the world face many challenges. Educators, parents and administrators frequently look to ICT for possible solutions but the complexity of most social and technical settings makes it difficult to determine appropriate courses of action. This conference will provide an opportunity to explore how ICT can be used successfully to address some of the significant challenges that are faced by education systems.

Dear Colleague
On behalf of the conference organisers and speakers, we would like to invite you to participate in the following international conference
A Child’s World – Working Together for a Better Future
27-29th June 2012
Venue: Aberystwyth University, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, Wales, UK
Organised and hosted by the School of Education and Lifelong Learning, Aberystwyth Universitywww.aber.ac.uk/sell
Key Speakers include:
• Leighton Andrews AM, Minister for Education & Skills, Welsh Government
• Professor Jouni Välijärvi, National PISA Coordinator, Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland;
• Keith Towler, Children’s Commissioner for Wales;
• Ann Keane, Chief Inspector Estyn
“A Child’s World – Working Together for a Better Future” Conference has been devised to frame new concepts in collaborative practice in childhood studies against social, legislative and organisational changes within an international strategic dimension.
In line with embedding Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship (ESDGC), raising standards, promoting pupil participation and developing effective leadership and management, collaborative working is a vital tool in creating effective policy and shared practice.
Focused primarily at an educational research and professional audience, the findings will be relevant across a range of disciplines, including governmental policy formulation, social care and operational delivery of public services. The wide ranging scope of the conference will be highly applicable for national, regional and local government, education professionals and of direct interest to the general public.
It is intended that a series of papers of academic quality and scholarly importance will be published, providing the opportunity to identify and share best practice amongst subject professionals.
The School of Education and Lifelong Learning welcomes and invites submission of abstracts for presentation and dissemination at the conference on the following themes:
1. Embedding ESDGC in whole curriculum
2. Pupil Participation
3. Collaborative Working
1. Transition from play-based learning
2. Leadership and Management
3. Collaborative Working
1. Numeracy and Literacy
2. Assessment
3. Collaborative working
Abstracts should outline the issue addressed, methods and approaches, results and conclusions. The School of Education and Lifelong Learning welcomes the submission of abstracts in English or Welsh.
The form for submitting abstract proposals can be reached through the following hyperlink
Presentations must not exceed 20 minute duration.
The initial closing date for abstract submission is Friday 25 November 2011
Proposals will be reviewed against the following criteria
Relevance to the conference aims
Clarity and coherence of the proposal
All accepted conference papers will be published in Conference Proceedings
REGISTRATION FEES: Further details will be available soon

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