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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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 News

  • Edit a BERA Journal

    BERA is currently recruiting new editor/s for both the Review of Education and BJET. Both these are exciting opportunities to help shape the future of two of BERA’s four prestigious Journals. All BERA Editors have ultimate responsibility for the content and editorial direction of their Journal.... Read More
  • AERA Honours Geoff Whitty

    Former BERA President, Geoff Whitty has been awarded the prestigious AERA Fellowship. AERA Fellows are selected on the basis of their notable and sustained research achievements. Fellows are nominated by their peers, selected by the AERA Fellows Committee, and approved by the AERA Council. Geoff... Read More
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