Research Intelligence

Research Intelligence is BERA’s quarterly magazine. It carries announcements and news, as well as articles and features on a variety of issues about educational research. Recent themes have included Open Access, Teacher Education and Data Sets. It is free to BERA members and archive issues are available below.

Subscriptions are also available at the following rates for 2018: £75 to all UK based subscribers, and £85 to all other destinations.

If you wish to advertise in Research Intelligence the rates are as follows: Full Page £750; Half Page £400; Quarter Page £250. For further information please contact the BERA office at enquiries@bera.ac.uk.


BERA members are invited to submit a proposal to guest-edit a special issue of Research Intelligence (either as an individual or with colleagues), which involves commissioning a set of articles that address a specific theme or issue within the field of educational research. To download the form click here.


  • Read the editorial from issue #140: ‘How Inclusive of Children are our Educational Research Methods?’

    The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) was written in 1989 and is legally binding in 195 countries. Articles 12 and 13 specify that children and young people (C&YP) have the right to express their opinion, and that there needs to be adaptability in how these opinions are canvassed. In this special […]

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  • SUMMER 2019

    How inclusive of children are our educational research methods? Research Intelligence issue 139: Marking 30 years of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child This special issue of Research Intelligence, guest-edited by Carmel Capewell and Alison Fox, aims to explore educational research methods that encourage and engage with children’s views from a human […]

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  • Read the editorial from issue #139: ‘Re-examining the curriculum’

    As the convenors for the BERA special interest group on Curriculum, Assessment and Pedagogy, we have developed this themed issue to re-examine the curriculum from varied perspectives. Although the curriculum is central to what happens in schools, questioning what and who it is for and how it is best structured to engage student learning has […]

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  • SPRING 2019

    Research Intelligence issue 138: Re-examining the curriculum This special issue – guest edited by Ruth Dann and Chris Hanley, convenors of BERA’s Curriculum, Assessment and Pedagogy Special Interest Group (SIG) – re-evaluates the curriculum from a variety of perspectives, asking underexamined questions about what and who it is for, and how it can best be best structured […]

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