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.

Resources and Publications

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. Members also have access the European Educational research Journal.

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BERA News

  • BERA President 2019-2021

    We are pleased to announce that Professor Dominic Wyse, UCL-Institute of Education has been elected unopposed to the position of Vice President, President Elect 2019-2021. Dominic will take up this role at the AGM in September and then take over as BERA President the following year.   Dominic... Read More
  • Did you submit an abstract to BERA 2018? Have you applied for a bursary?

    Thank you to everyone who has submitting an abstract for the BERA conference. We have received a phenomenal amount of submissions. Don’t forget you can also apply for a bursary. The deadline for all bursaries is the 26th February 2018. BERA Student Bursaries (Full and Part time students)Read More
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