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

  • New Editors for Review of Education

    We are delighted to announce the appointment of a new editorial team for Review of Education. The new team comes from the School of Education and the CEM Centre, Durham University and consists of five editors – Professors Stephen Gorard, Carole Torgerson, Julian Elliott, Carl Bagley, and Dr... Read More
  • Annual Lecture

    Just to remind people that the Annual Lecture scheduled for Tuesday 30th June has been cancelled due to unavoidable circumstances. We hope to rearrange in due course.  ... Read More
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