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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Bera News

  • Independent Researchers’ Forum Launches

    We held the first meeting of BERA’s new Independent Researchers’ Forum on Wednesday 22nd July. Bringing together a diverse range of researchers, the group looked at priorities for action over the next few months and how they might develop their work within BERA. A summary of the day will be... Read More
  • 2015 BERA/BCF/Routledge Taylor-Francis Curriculum Journal prize

    BERA and the British Curriculum Forum are delighted to announce that this year’s BERA/BCF/Routledge Taylor-Francis Curriculum Journal prize has been awarded to a team from Anglia Ruskin University led by Dr Paulette Luff and Dr Geraldine Davis and colleagues from the Billericay Teaching Schools... Read More
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