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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  • Abstract submission now open for BERA Conference 2016

    BERA is please to announce that the abstract submission has now opened for the BERA Conference 2016 to be held at the University of Leeds, 13th-15th September 2016. Submit/Edit an Abstract Deadline for submission is: 31st January 2016 Types of submission accepted include: Symposia Innovation... ... Read More
  • New Children and Childhoods SIG Approved

    This week BERA membership and Engagement Committee approved the establishment of a Children and Childhoods Special interest Group. The aim of the SIG is to explicate, develop, and enhance understandings of children and young people and their childhoods. This includes: how childhoods are shaped... ... Read More
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