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Past Focal Meetings
WERA Launches Six New International Research Networks in 2014
The World Education Research Association announces the launch of six new International Research Networks (IRNs) [Press release] in February 2014 [Abstracts-2014], bringing to 17 the number of IRNS now supported by WERA. These networks are designed to advance education research worldwide on specific scholarly topics. Through IRNs, WERA engages individual scholars from around the world in synthesizing knowledge, producing white papers, and charting research directions and new research collaborations. Please view the Call for Proposals (Fall 2014 Deadline TBA).
For more information about WERA IRNS, see [IRN abstracts]
WERA Symposium to be held at GERA Congress on March 12
WERA is holding a symposium, “Traditions and Prospects – 1964-2014, a global perspective” at the 24th congress of the German Educational Research Association (GERA/ DGfE) on March 9-12, 2014 in the Humboldt University of Berlin. The conference is an important event for the German association, as it is the celebration of its 50th anniversary. The WERA Symposium presents four scholars of global esteem to contribute to the topic ‘Traditions and Propsects – 1964-2014’. The four scholars are WERA President Yin Cheong Cheng (Hong Kong), Professor María de Ibarrola Nicolín (Mexico), Professor Jonathan Jansen (South Africa), and Professor Marcelo Caruso (Germany), and the symposium will be chaired by Professor Ingrid Gogolin (Germany). [Click Here]
WERA Focal Meeting Held in Guanajuato, Mexico on November 18-22, 2013
The World Education Research Association (WERA) 2013 Focal Meeting was held in Guanajuato, Mexico November 18 to 22, 2013. The Focal Meeting was an integral part of the XII National Congress for Education Research, sponsored by the Consejo Mexicano de Investigacion Educativa (COMIE) (Mexican Society for Educational Research) and the University of Guanajuato. The WERA Focal Meeting consisted of 31 sessions on topics of international scope and significance: 22 regular sessions, 2 special invited sessions, and 7 symposia as well as a Presidential Address by WERA President Yin Cheong Cheng. Click here to view the 2013 WERA Focal Meeting Program.
Symposium on Education Research in a Changing World Held in San Francisco
WERA and the AERA International Relations Committee held a symposium on “Education Research in a Changing World” at the 2013 AERA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California on April 30th. Representatives of WERA member associations presented key studies, methods, or data being undertaken or used in their country or region that reflect exemplary scholarship related to education and learning in a changing world. Yin Cheong Cheng President, Sari Lindblom-Ylänne, President elect, and Eva Baker, Past President of WERA addressed these broad trends in Asia, Europe, and the Americas to stimulate discussion. Representatives of WERA members presented research that reflects or illustrates trends in education research in geographic areas they represent. [Click Here
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