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

  • Early Career Researcher Fellowships (DECRA) in STEM Education at UTS

    The Australian Research Council (ARC) annually awards three-year Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRAs) to create opportunities for early career researchers to develop their research careers. The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) seeks to support outstanding ECR applicants in the... ... Read More
  • New Editor for Research Intelligence

    We are delighted to announce that Prof. Kalwant Bhopal has been appointed as the incoming editor of Research Intelligence. Kalwant starts her term with the first issue of 2016 and comes to the role having previously served 6 years on BERA Council. Kalwant is Professor of Education and Social... ... Read More
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