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

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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

  • BERA Doctoral Thesis Award Winner 2015

    BERA is delighted to announce that the winner of this year’s Doctoral Thesis Award is Dr Carla Finesilver. Carla’s thesis examined the particular difficulties with multiplicative thinking experienced by students with very low attainment in school mathematics, and the representational strategies... Read More
  • BERA Masters Dissertation Award Winner 2015

    BERA is delighted to announce that the winner of this year’s Masters Dissertation Award is Alvin Leung, University of Cambridge.
    Alvin’s dissertation took a critical look at discourses of nation and identity in post-colonial Hong Kong. His supervisor Dr Philip Gardner commented: “Alvin’s... Read More
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