< p>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

  • ‘What next for Teacher Education’?

    As we welcome a new Government, the future of teacher education will no doubt once again be a point of contention. Please do join us at this event which aims to identify the challenges and some of the solutions early in the new parliament. Building on last year’s report of the BERA-RSA Inquiry... Read More
  • HEA Project – Teaching and Learning Issues in the Disciplines

    The Higher Education Academy (HEA) is seeking to partner leading learned societies and PSRBs (Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies) to conduct research into the state of higher education learning and teaching in a wide range of subjects. BERA has been invited to take part in this and is... Read More
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