BERA is a membership association and learned society committed to advancing research quality, building research capacity and fostering research engagement. BERA aims to inform the development of policy and practice by promoting the best quality evidence produced by educational research.

 

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

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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.

Resources and Publications

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. Members also have access the European Educational research Journal.

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BERA News

  • 2018 BERA Vice-President Election

    Could you be the next BERA President ? We are currently looking for expressions of interest for the next BERA President between 2019-2021. You would serve as Vice-president from September 2018 and therefore be elected in the next round of elections. The President acts as the Chair of Trustees... Read More
  • 2017 BERA SAGE Public Engagement and Impact Award Winner

    In 2017 BERA received a record number of applications for the  BERA SAGE Public Engagement and Impact award. Applications came from all across the UK and internationally.   BERA and SAGE are pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 BERA SAGE Public Engagement and Impact award is Dr Sue... Read More
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