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

  • New issue of Review of Education

    A new issue of Review of Education has been published, featuring: Steve Strand – Do some schools narrow the gap? Differential school effectiveness revisited R. A. Ellis and P. Goodyear – Models of learning space: integrating research on space, place and learning in higher education Martin... Read More
  • British Journal of Educational Technology: Call for Board Members

    Editorial Board & International Advisory Board The new editors of BJET would like to invite members of the educational technology research community to join us to develop and strengthen this internationally popular journal as members of the revamped Editorial Board or newly established... Read More
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