American Educational Research Association

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is an international professional organization, based in Washington, DC, dedicated to promoting research in the field of education. Through conferences, publications, and awards, AERA encourages the scientific pursuit and dissemination of knowledge in the educational arena. Its membership is diverse, drawing from within the education professions as well as from a broader social science background.


The mission of AERA is to influence the field of education in three major areas. Firstly, through improving knowledge about education. Secondly, through promoting educational research. Finally, through encouraging the use of educational research results to make education better and thereby improve the common good.


The AERA publicizes its founding as taking place in 1916. However, its roots have been traced back to the beginnings of ...

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