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

  • ESRC Peer Review College

    The ESRC is currently refreshing membership of their Peer Review College and has invited BERA to nominate additional members. Good quality peer review is fundamental to the ESRC being able to make robust and transparent funding decisions and to supporting the very best social science. In recent... Read More
  • BERA Election Results

    Following a very competitive election where turnout was almost double that of 2014, we are delighted to announce the outcome of the 2015 BERA Elections. Sean Hayes has been elected as the BERA Treasurer and will begin his 4-year term in September. The election for Council was highly competitive and... Read More
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