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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  • BERA Council Election Results

    We are delighted to confirm that the following colleagues were elected to BERA Council: Dr Mhairi Beaton (University of Aberdeen)
    Professor Gabrielle Ivinson (Manchester Metropolitan University)
    Professor Erica Joslyn (University of Suffolk)
    Professor John Leach (Sheffield Hallam... Read More
  • BJET Fellowship 2017 Winner

    BERA and the BJET Editorial Team are delighted to announce the BJET Fellowship 2017 has been awarded to Dr Alison Clark-Wilson (UCL Knowledge Lab) for her research proposal: How do secondary mathematics departments scale their use of dynamic technologies within key stage 3 mathematics? –... Read More
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