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SAGE and British Education Research Association (BERA) collaborate to launch Handbook of Educational Research

September 25, 2014

London - SAGE and The British Educational Research Association (BERA), one of the UK’s leading charities to encourage education research, today announced the launch of the Handbook of Educational Research at the 2014 annual BERA Conference.

SAGE and BERA have agreed to collaborate on this new handbook, which will be an authoritative international resource for libraries, students, researchers and practitioners worldwide, providing definitive coverage of the purposes and methods of research in Education settings. The Handbook will be published worldwide in both hard copy and electronic formats. 

Speaking of the collaboration, Nick Johnson, Executive Director, BERA, commented:

“We are delighted to once again be working with SAGE to produce this high quality and authoritative handbook for both the library and research marketplace. The field of educational research and practice is rapidly evolving and such a handbook will seek to support educational practitioners in the practical application of research methods within the workplace. We have a longstanding relationship with SAGE, and we are delighted to be able to work with them further to support the high quality research within this field.”

Kiren Shoman, Executive Director of Books, SAGE further commented:

“SAGE truly values the strong relationship that we have with BERA, and we are delighted to be publishing a new handbook with them. As a publisher with particular strengths in both the education and research methods markets, we are positive that The Handbook of Educational Research will provide invaluable support to the research and practice in this significant community.”

BERA and SAGE invite interested participants to contact the editors by Monday 6th October 2014. Full contact details can be found in the notes to editors.


SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. An independent company, SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC.

The British Educational Research Association (BERA) is a member-led charity. It exists to enhance the field of study, the growth of public knowledge and critical understanding, and the application of findings for the improvement of educational policy and practice. It strives to ensure the best quality evidence from educational research informs policymakers, practitioners and the general public. Educational research can contribute to economic prosperity, cultural understanding, social cohesion and personal flourishing.


Emma Smith is Professor of Education at the University of Leicester. Her research focuses on equity issues in the field of education and on the role that policy can play in reducing inequalities and closing achievement gaps. She is the author of Using Secondary Data in Educational and Social Research published by the OUP.

Larry E. Suter completed a PhD in Sociology at Duke University in 1975. For 42 years he worked at the Census Bureau, the National Center for Education Statistics, and directed research programs in science and mathematics education at the National Science Foundation.  He taught occasionally at local universities and is a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan. During his federal employment he established programs of international education comparative studies.  He is currently retired and consulting on research methods.

Dominic Wyse is Professor of Early Years and Primary Education at the Institute of Education, University of London.  His research is focused on curriculum and pedagogy.  In addition to research in the teaching of English, language, literacy and creativity, he has extensive experience in music including a position as the first director of Music-Making at Churchill College Cambridge where he was also a fellow. 

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