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The British Journal of Educational Studies is one of the UK's foremost international education journals.

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About the society

The Society for Educational Studies was created to discuss and promote study and research in Education.

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25% discount on books from Routledge

Members of the Society for Educational Studies will receive a 25% discount on books from Routledge and T&F.

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Society for Educational Studies Annual Seminar

Mumbai High: The Musical - Directors Interview

Mumbai High: The Musical

Mumbai High is a Century Films Ltd. creation, from BAFTA award winning director, Brian Hill funded by the Society for Educational Studies. This one-hour long musical documentary turns the spotlight on the hopes and dreams of teenagers attending a school in the sprawling Mumbai slum area of Dharavi.

Mumbai High will appear on BBC Four at 23.00 on 21st December 2015.

Journal Editor Receives Visiting Professorships

Professor Gary McCulloch

Professor Gary McCulloch visited several universities in China during April 2015, presented a number of talks and represented the Society and Journal during his visit. He was presented with visiting professorships at East China Normal University, Hunan First Normal University, and Jiangsu University.

Japan Symposiums

In July 2015, Society Chair and Secretary visited Japan and met with colleagues from the Japanese Educational Research Association in the Social Sciences (JERASS). The purpose of the meeting was to explore possibilities for developing links between the SES and JERASS.

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National Award 2015

The Society for Educational Studies is delighted to announce that the 2015 National Award has been awarded to Professor Peter Twining and his team at the Open University.

Prof. Twining’s project, titled ‘NP3: New Practices - New Parameters - New Pedagogy’, focuses on the use and impact of mobile devices on innovative pedagogic practices, social justice, and pupils’ development of digital literacy within UK primary school communities.

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Seminar Series 2016

Education, Security and Society

Venue: University of Bath
Date: Tuesday 28th June 2016, 10.00-15.00
Admission: Free. To book, email: h.m.g.cook@bath.ac.uk or b.durodie@bath.ac.uk

Under the heading ‘Education, Security and Society’, the first of the 2016 Seminar Series events will examine the broader educational and cultural context within which an apparent securitization has emerged.

Read more about this event and the 2016 Seminar Series.

Fellows 2015

The Society is pleased to announce the award of the 2015 Fellowship of the Society to Professor Stephen Ball of the Institute of Education, University College of London and Ms Anna Clarkson of Routledge, Taylor and Francis publishers for their outstanding contributions to the field of Educational Studies.

For further information about the new Fellows of the SES see our Fellows page

Book Prize 2015

The Society is delighted to announce the following Book Prizes have been awarded for the best education books published in 2014:

1st prize (£2000)
Social Class and Educational Inequality: The impact of parents and schools
Siraj, I. and Mayo, A. (2014) CUP

2nd prize (£1000)
On Holy Ground: The Theory and Practice of Religious Education
Gearon, L. (2014) Routledge

Highly commended: (£500)
Benign Violence: Education in and beyond the age of reason
Allen, A. (2014) Palgrave Macmillan

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