BERA is a member-led charity that exists to encourage educational research and its application for the improvement of practice and the public benefit

Improving Education Through Research

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Promoting educational research

We believe that the development of a world-class education system depends on high quality educational research but this is field where policy decisions are often driven by ideology rather than robust evidence.

BERA draws on the findings of the best independent and critical studies to evaluate current polices and practices, to generate fresh thinking and to bring a humanising influence to bear on proposals for reform.

Researchers' resources

BERA produces a range of publications and other materials aimed at supporting the work of all those who are active in the field of educational research.

This includes our four highly regarded peer-reviewed journals, our influential ethical guidelines and charter for research staff, a series of research methods text books for those beginning their research careers, and a range of topic-specific web-only documents.

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Bera News

  • BJET special issue on open data – call for papers

    The interest in open science continues to grow and although educational research (including research into educational technology) is lagging behind STEM subjects, BJET and many other journals in the area now offer hybrid open access. Funding agencies, in the UK, North America and Australasia... Read More
  • Higher Education SIG Convenor vacancy

    The Higher Education SIG are currently looking to recruit another convenor. The Higher Education SIG is quite large and always receives a large number of submissions for conference. This year it received the highest numbers of papers submitted by a SIG. Being a SIG Convenor for BERA is an important... Read More
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