BERA ‘Landmark’ studies

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Category: News

Two recent studies based in OUDE have been selected by BERA as part of its 40 years celebrations, to be named among the set of 40 “landmark studies that have had a significant impact on educational policy, educational practice, research methodology and/or educational theory” since 1974.

They are:

Sylva, K., Melhuish, E., Sammons, P., Siraj-Blatchford, I. and Taggart B. The Effective Provision of Pre-School: Education (EPPE) Project: Findings from Pre-school to end of Key Stage 1. London: Department for Education and Skills


Pring, R., Hayward G., Hodgson, A., Johnson, J., Keep, E., Oancea, A., Rees, G., Spours, K. and Wilde, S. Education for all: the future of education and training for 14-19 year olds. London: Routledge.

According to BERA’s website, “the final 40 came from across the UK (and beyond, where they have had substantial impact in UK settings), from a range of academic disciplines, from researchers of every background and every perspective, and from a range of qualitative and quantitative research traditions”. Studies were collected from a combination of member nomination, a literature review and discussions with policy-makers and practitioners, and then selected from among a long-list of over 120 studies.