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.

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

  • Curriculum Journal Editors’ Choice paper prize for Volume 27 (2016):

    The Editors are delighted to announce the winner of the Editors’ Choice paper prize for Volume 27 (2016):
     
    ‘Powerful knowledge’ curriculum theories and the case of physics 
    Lyn Yates & Victoria Millar
    Volume 27, Issue 3
     
    Also shortlisted were:
     
    Comparing international curriculum... Read More
  • Opportunity: BERA Publications Manager

    OPPORTUNITY: BERA PUBLICATIONS MANAGER The British Educational Research Association (BERA) is expanding its core team and is looking for a Publications Manager to take on our expanding portfolio. This is a newly created role whereby you will play a key role providing professional support and... Read More
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