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 evidence.
BERA seeks to counterbalance the politicisation of education by carefully presenting the findings of the best in independent and critical research, through our projects, publications, responses to official consultations and other work on current issues.
In this way we help to strengthen the contribution of educational research, not only to evaluating the effectiveness of current polices and practices, but also to generating fresh thinking and bringing a humanising influence to bear on proposals for reform.
As well as addressing practitioners and policymakers, we aim to raise wider public awareness and understanding of the contribution made by educational research to our society and economy.