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

  • REF 2021 Update

      Many thanks to those members who self-nominated for the REF panel. As you know, BERA Council established a small group led by Professor John Leach with the support of Professor Margaret Brown and Professor Andrew Pollard to manage endorsements and nominations from members of BERA. Throughout... Read More
  • BERA Blog: 2017 Year in Review

    2017 was  another bumper year for the BERA Blog. Just over two-and-a-half years after its inception, the blog breezed past yet another milestone in November, logging over 500,000 reads as it rapidly moves towards becoming one of the leading international blogs on education. In a new article we... Read More
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