Education Matters

60 years of the British Journal of Educational Studies

Edited by James Arthur, Richard Pring and Jon Davison

Published March 2012 | £95.00

Education Matters draws together a selection of the most influential papers published in the British Journal of Educational Studies by many of the leading scholars in the field over the past 60 years. This unique collection of seminal articles published since the first issue of the Journal provides students and researchers in education with an informed insight and understanding of the nature the development of the field of Educational Studies in the United Kingdom since the Second World War. It also assesses the current position of Educational Studies and explores the possibilities for the development of the field in coming years.

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Celebrating 60 years of BJES

In 2012, the British Journal of Educational Studies celebrates its 60th anniversary.

Following the 60th year of the Society for Educational Studies in 2011, the editor and chair of the SES will be marking the occasion with this resource page, an anniversary book, and seminars and events in 2012.

The Journal Timeline - 1952—2012

Discover the editors of the journal from the past 60 years, with links to their first editorials.

The Society Timeline - 1951—2011

The Chairs of the Standing Conference on Studies in Education/Society for Educational Studies date back to the first chair, Roy Niblett in 1951.

Anniversary Events and Seminars

The Society's Annual Seminar, 'Disciplinarity, interdisciplinarity and educational studies: past, present and future', attracted delegates from all parts of the UK and continental Europe. Keynote speakers included Professor Gary McCulloch from the Institute of Education, University of London; Professor Rita Hofstetter from the University of Geneva and professor Helen Gunter from the University of Manchester. The afternoon panel discussion members were Professor Gert Biesta, Stirling University, Professor Gemma Moss, Institute of Education, University of London and Professor William Richardson, General Secretary of the Headmaster's and Headmistresses' Conference.

Did you miss the anniversary year Annual Seminar?

Click on the links below to take a look at photos from the event and view the seminar slideshows presented by speakers!