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WERA-in-Formation Meetings
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Meetings of International Associations

April 2007 to April 2009




San Diego, California

April  18, 2009


The World Education Research Association was formally established in San Diego, California on April 18, 2009. The official founding cermonies of WERA were held in Vienna, Austria on September 29, 2009.   



Educational Researcher article (July 2009)



November 24-25, 2008


Representatives of international associations at the Singapore meeting reaffrmed a commitment to establish WERA and finalized several key documents for its formation, including a constitution and financial, program, and transition plans. This meeting paved the way for official establishment of a WERA in 2009.



Educational Studies of Ireland, Newsletter article (March 2009)

Educational Researcher article (January 2009)

National Institute of Education, Singapore article (May 2009)



New York City, NY

March 29-30, 2008


Representatives at the New York Meeting focused on the nature and form of a world education research association, with discussions shaped largely by reports from the six working groups continued or newly established in London.



Educational Researcher article (April 2008)



London, England

September 8-9, 2007


Representatives of education research associations from around the world unanimously resolved "in principle to establish a world education research association—with the elements of an organizational framework and constitution to be developed by or before November 2008.”

(See Full Statement of Agreement adopted in London and Chicago)



Educational Researcher article (October 2007)



Chicago, Illinois

April 13-14, 2007 


The meeting was convened at the conclusion of the 2007 AERA Annual Meeting at the invitation of AERA Immediate Past President Eva L. Baker and AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine to initiate discussion about developing principles of agreement for international cooperation, including the possibility of establishing an international education research association.



Educational Researcher article (June/July 2007)








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