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

  • BERA Election Results 2016

    We are pleased to announced the outcome of the recent elections for BERA Council. Gary McCulloch has been elected as the incoming BERA Vice-President. Gary will take up this role at the AGM in September and then take over as BERA President the following year.   The following people were elected... ... Read More
  • BCF launch event

    The British Curriculum Forum (BCF) invites you to its launch on Saturday June 18th 2016. Over the last decade we have witnessed the radical transformation of the British educational landscape. This BCF event will bring together teachers, academics and policy makers to interrogate the academic,... ... Read More
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