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AERA and WERA Convene Meeting of the Americas Education Research Associations, September 2016

Thursday, March 9, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Carine Jonker
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On September 8–10 2016, AERA and the World Education Research Association (WERA) jointly convened the first-ever meeting of education research associations in the Americas. The meeting, held in Washington, D.C., brought together 23 representatives from 16 associations and related research organizations from throughout the Americas.      


The overall aims of the meeting were to (1) share information about the substantive issues and emphases of education research in these countries, (2) consider burning issues and research priorities, (3) discuss the organizational structure of education research in each country, and (4) address substantive research topics and scholars, including those cross-cutting beyond each country’s borders. Based on discussion and exchange, the meeting participants developed possible topics for a series of Americas symposia to be held at the San Antonio meeting in April 2017. Each symposium will focus on research areas or issues across the Americas.

At the conclusion of the first full day of meeting, participants unanimously adopted the following resolution:

"On this 9th day of September in the city of Washington, D.C., in the United States, 16 Americas associations and related organizations unanimously affirmed a commitment to work together to advance education research in the Americas and worldwide, building upon the capacities that reside in the Americas and a commitment to their use.” 

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