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Monday, July 10, 2017   (0 Comments)
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The World Education Research Association (WERA) has recently admitted three new associations to full Association Membership with WERA. The WERA officers and Council formally considered and voted on requests for membership during the official WERA Council meeting in San Antonio, Texas on May 2, 2017. The Swedish Educational Research Association (SWERA) and Ghana Education Research Association (GERA) are welcomed as new members, along with the Cyprus Education Research Association (CERA) and Cyprus Educational Sciences Association (CESA), for whom joint membership was approved. As is the case for existing Association Members, the work of these associations will benefit from their presence in WERA. Please find an introduction to each new WERA Association:


Cyprus Educational Research Association (CERA)

Cyprus Education Research Association was establish in August 07, 2009 in North Cyprus. The name of the association is Cyprus Turkish Educational Research Union Association. In short, the Association uses the name ‘Cyprus Educational Research Association’ and the abbreviation ‘CERA’ (KEAB in Turkish). The Goal of the CERA is to carry out researches in education at the national and international level, organize workshops, panel discussions, seminars, symposiums, congresses etc., organizing scientific activities. To set the quality standards of educational researches in different fields and disciplines of educational science, indexing national and international educational research journals, providing the necessary technical equipment to carry out essential studies towards the aim of establishing the effect factor of such journals. To set up a center of perfectionism by using database, web sites and indexing programs, carrying out academic activities in the field of education. Establishing the ethical standards of educational research, joining national and international unions, associations, and similar organizations and/or cooperating with them.

  • President: Kemal Akkan Batman


Cyprus Educational Sciences Association (CESA)

Cyprus Educational Sciences Society is an educational civil society organization. Cyprus Educational Sciences is legally active with 1st of March 2003 dated and 0144 registration numbered decision of Nicosia District Office. The center of Cyprus Educational Sciences Society is Nicosia. The main aim of Cyprus Educational Sciences Society is to contribute  educational studies on the base of educational sciences in Cyprus and in other countries. Cyprus Educational Sciences Society is a non-governmental professional organization with educational science and theoretical and implementation dimensions.

  • President: Huseyin Uzunboylu


Ghana Education Research Association (GERA)

GERA offers the education research community in Ghana a platform to share knowledge and skills in education research, engage in collaborative research locally and internationally, and promote high quality education research to inform policy and practice of education in Ghana.  The Association promotes the value of education research for national development, provides a code of ethics for research in education sensitive to the Ghanaian context, and ensures that education research is used to address the educational needs of all in Ghanaian society.  GERA also encourages education research that deepens knowledge and understanding of education that promotes the total well-being of children, youth and adults in Ghana. It encourages the community of education researchers in Ghana to engage in research that can illuminate education policy and practice for national development.  Through GERA, education researchers in Ghana will contribute to the mission of WERA. We are delighted to be part of the world body and look forward to working with members of WERA.

  • President: Jonathan Fletcher

Swedish Education Research Association (SWERA)

SWERA was founded in 2013. It is aiming to improve the intellectual and social organization of educational research. It is an independent organization based on collegial and professional charitable work.  In June 240 SWERA has 240 individual members. SWERA has also contact persons appointed by the Higher Education Institutes in Sweden.


SWERA is organizing yearly meetings with about 100 participants in seminars, symposia and councils plus members meetings. At the annual meeting there is the yearly moot of professors in education research in Sweden.  Criteria for evaluating professor competences have been formulated decided and published on our website. SWERA has recently created a pool of reviewers for doing committee work at the HEIs. Four SWERA councils are organizing the intellectual activities: the research education council, the research policy council, the research publication council, and the doctoral student council. The councils work by means of seminars and moots. Protocols from councils are published at our website. This year the councils are working with the joint theme on how we in research define current state of knowledge in relation to ambitions to acquire knowledge contributions.


SWERA is publishing a scientific journal Pedagogisk Forskning I Sverige (Educational Research in Sweden) with 600 subscribers ( The editors are selected for a five-year period by SWERA after reviewing responses to public invitations. SWERA is also organizing a Forum for Swedish scientific journals in education (at present 26 journals) where discussions of scientific quality and review procedures are main topics. To get in touch with SWERA, please go to our website and Facebook groups.



  • President: Sverker Lindblad

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