BECERA 2017 - Call for Papers NOW OPEN!


The 'Call for Papers' for BECERA 2017 is now open.


We are delighted to invite early years practitioners, researchers, academics and students to submit their research proposals for presentation at the 7th annual BECERA Conference, which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 21st February, at the mac in Birmingham.

All interested parties are requested to submit an abstract in line with this year's theme:



Papers will be clustered in groups of two and three and allocated a time slot for presentation. All accepted papers will be included in the BECERA online database that is free to access to all registered users.

The deadline for paper submissions is Monday 9th January 2017.



BECERA provides a space for the early years community to come together and share their findings and knowledge. The Conference aims to stimulate, support, create and disseminate rigorous, grounded and conceptual knowledge and it's applications to our early childhood services. 


The BECERA conference is particularly interested in practitioner research and exploring paradigms and methodologies which impact directly on services. We are interested in how knowledge is constructed, who listens and who speaks and in capturing the voices of all, including parents and children.

BECERA aims to provide a unique British forum to bring together research, practice, and policy, and strengthen the early childhood research community in the vital contribution it makes to British practice and policy.

Please note that website registration, abstract submission, or confirmation of your abstract being accepted does not automatically guarantee you a place at the conference, for which you will need to purchase a conference ticket.

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We look forward to receiving your proposals!

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