BERA is a membership association and learned society committed to advancing research quality, building research capacity and fostering research engagement. BERA aims to inform the development of policy and practice by promoting the best quality evidence produced by educational research.


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Members of BERA are eligible for benefits, including events, member networks, research intelligence and access to our journals.


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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  • BERJ Editors’ Choice Award 2017

    BERA and the BERJ Editorial Team are delighted to announce the 2017 BERJ Editors’ Choice Award. Winner: Jones, I.,  Wheadon, C., Humphries, S. and Inglis, M.  Fifty Years of A-level mathematics. Volume 42, Issue 4 pp.543-560
    Commended: Spratt, J. Childhood wellbeing: what role for... Read More
  • BA/ RS Project on Educational Research seeks case studies

    The British Academy and the Royal Society are currently leading a policy project which is looking at strategies that could increase the potential and the impact of research to transform education in the UK, and beyond.  This project aims to understand how we can best harness existing... Read More
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