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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Members of BERA are eligible for benefits, including events, member networks, research intelligence and access to our journals.


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

  • Schools site visits in Belfast at the BERA Annual Conference 2015

    All delegates who have registered for the BERA 2015 Annual Conference to be held on the 15th-17th September 2015, will have the opportunity to visit a local Belfast school. The schools site visit has been arranged as part of the ‘new and exciting’ innovation sessions happening at this... ... Read More
  • Represent BERA at AERA 2016

    Each year we offer BERA members the opportunity to represent BERA at an international association. We are currently accepting symposia for the AERA conference to be held on Friday, April 8 – Tuesday, April 12, 2016, in Washington, DC. The main purpose of the BERA sessions at international... ... Read More
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