The American Educational Research Association (AERA), a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.

The American Educational Research Association (AERA), founded in 1916, is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results. Read more

Within the AERA community of education researchers, members belong to one or more of the 12 divisions and over 155 special interest groups (SIGs). Graduate student members also enjoy ongoing communication and support provided by the Graduate Student Council (GSC). In addition, the Organization of Institutional Affiliates (OIA) provides a forum for academic instititutions, departments, non-university-based research institutions, and professional associations to share information about federal education research issues, people, and events, as well as to be engaged in shaping policy with regard to significant research issues.

Special Annual Meeting Initiative for Divisions and SIGs 


Read the About AERA brochure here.

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