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.

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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

  • Making the Case for the Social Sciences – Education

    BERA has partnered with the Academy of Social Sciences and Routledge, Taylor & Francis to bring together a wide-ranging collection of impactful research on education that has improved standards of individual attainment and school quality, while also influencing public policy. ‘Making the Case... Read More
  • BERA Ordinary Members: Call

    BERA is delighted to announce the call for Ordinary Members to apply to join one of our Standing Committees. Our committees perform an important role in delivering BERA’s strategic and charitable objectives. If you want to apply, please download the form, fill out and return to... Read More
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