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New WERA International Research Networks

Tuesday, June 11, 2019   (0 Comments)
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The World Education Research Association has approved ten new International Research Networks (IRNs) at the last council meeting in Toronto, Canada in April 2019.


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.


The new IRNs include:

  • Effective Teachers’ Communicative Strategies When Instructing Linguistically Diverse Learners

Co-conveners: Geraldine Mongillo (William Paterson University) and Vered Vaknin-Nusbaum (Western Galilee College and University of Haifa)

  • Computational Thinking Education in Primary and Secondary Schools

Co-conveners: Siu Cheung Kong (The Education University of Hong Kong) and Chee Kit Looi (Nanyang Technological University)

  • Human Rights Education

Co-conveners: Hugh Starkey (UCL Institute of Education, London) and Audrey Osler (University of South-Eastern Norway)

  • School Social Segregation

Convener: Laura Perry (Murdoch University)

  • Social Metacognition and Big Data Network

Convener: Ming Ming Chiu (The Education University of Hong Kong)

  • Complexities and opportunities of the historical marginalised women in higher education: an African perspective

Co-conveners: Fumane Khanare (University of the Free State), Desiree Pearl Larey (University of the Free State) and Ntombizandile Gcelu (University of the Free State)

  • Connecting Social and Emotional Learning to Professional Development for Educators and Effective Teaching

Co-conveners: Scott Solberg (Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development) and Chong Myung Park (Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development)

  • Organizational Education

Conveners: Susanne Weber (Philipps University of Marburg

  • Feature Analysis Approaches in International Assessments

Co-conveners: Eva Baker (University of California) and Kilchan Choi (University of California)

  • Building communities of care

Co-conveners: Linda Liebenberg (Dalhousie University) and Vanessa Scherman (University of South Africa)


Click here for more information about WERA IRNs.


Keep an eye out for the next IRN Call.

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