Global Research Connections
Global Research Connections
global research connections

AERA is committed to expanding its connections to the global research community, and is actively involved in advancing the field of education research worldwide. AERA played a major role in the creation of the World Education Research Association and AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine has held leadership positions in the organization since its launch in 2009. AERA’s International Relations Committee seeks to enhance the focus on international research within the association and encourage participation of education researchers worldwide in AERA activities and opportunities. 

World Education Research Association

The World Education Research Association (WERA) is an association of national, regional, and international specialty research associations aimed at advancing education research as a scientific and scholarly field. 

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International Relations Committee

As part of its mission to enhance the focus on international research within the association and encourage participation of education researchers worldwide in AERA activities, the International Relations Committee is responsible for the administration of a travel grant program in support in particular of emerging scholars from developing countries who are giving papers at the Annual Meeting. The committee also holds 10 sessions and symposia at the Annual Meeting that are constituted based permanently on the AERA open call for submissions. With attendees from virtually every part of the world, the association’s Annual Meeting is a key gathering point for international scholars.

View the IRC Committee list
Call for Applications: Travel Support for International Scholars

AERA Staff Speak at International Research Conferences

AERA Executive Director Addresses 2018 ERAS-APERA International Conference in Singapore
AERA Highlights, November 2018
On November 13, 2018, AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine delivered a keynote address during the 2018 Educational Research Association of Singapore–Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association International Conference. Read more

AERA Executive Director Levine Addresses the Politics of Science Funding at the EuroScience Open Forum
AERA Highlights, July 2018
On July 13, 2018, in Toulouse, France, Felice J. Levine participated in a panel at the EuroScience Open Forum, the largest interdisciplinary science meeting in Europe. The biennial event typically draws over 4,000 attendees from around the world. Read more

Executive Director Levine Presents at Two Research Meetings
AERA Highlights, June 2015
AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine presented at two high-profile research meetings during June. On June 3, 2015, Levine served on a panel that discussed international perspectives of advocacy for the social sciences and humanities at the 2015 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Ottawa, Canada. Read more

Going Global: AERA Staff Speak at South Africa Research Conference
AERA Highlights, August 2014
In August 2014, AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine and AERA Visiting Scientist Lori Diane Hill were featured at several sessions related to the second annual meeting of the South African Education Research Association, held in Durban, South Africa. Read more

AERA Executive Director Presents on Research Ethics at UK Conference
AERA Highlights, January 2014
In January 2014, AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine presented on “Reflection and Developments in Research Ethics and Governance: A U.S. Perspective” at a conference of the UK Academy of Social Sciences. Read more

Meeting of Education Research Associations of the Americas

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.

Read more and view materials from the meeting here