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The American Educational Research Association, or AERA, was founded in 1916 as a professional organization representing educational researchers in the United States and around the world. It is headquartered at 1430 K Street in Washington, D.C. As a nonprofit serving the education research field, AERA strives to advance knowledge about education and promote the use of research to improve education and the public good.
AERA is led by Executive Director Felice J. Levine and 2015 President Joyce E. King of Georgia State University. AERA's governance structure includes the Council, Executive Board, standing committees, and annual committees. Temporary committees, task forces, and working groups are initiated for other specific needs.AERA awardees and fellows are celebrated for their excellence in research, outstanding scholarship, and service to the field of education research. New honorees are recognized each year at the Annual Meeting.
AERA claims 25,000 members, including teachers, administrators, directors of research; persons working with testing or evaluation in federal, state and local agencies, counselors, evaluators; graduate students; and behavioral scientists. The broad range of disciplines represented by the membership includes education, psychology, statistics, sociology, history, economics, philosophy, anthropology, and political science. AERA’s Annual Meeting held every spring is considered the largest gathering of scholars in the education research field with approximately 14,000 participants. The five-day conference is a showcase of research studies across education disciplines at all levels. AERA is expanding the availability of their resources by participating in the open access movement. AERA currently offers Educational Researcher (journal) open access, as well as an Online Paper Repository containing presentations from the 2010 Annual Meeting forward. An open access, peer-reviewed journal – AERA Open – is scheduled to launch in 2014. On the policy front, AERA is actively involved in revisions to the common rule. Executive Director Felice J. Levine served on the National Research Council committee charged with reviewing proposed regulations. The committee published its report in early 2014. AERA helps lead an ongoing initiative as part of the social science research community to increase federal funding for education research, particularly research in the social and behavioral sciences.In addition, AERA is active in the reauthorization of the Institute of Education Sciences bill – Strengthening Education through Research Act – which was advanced by the United States House Committee on Education and the Workforce in April 2014.Read More»
The following is the list of scholars from American Educational Research Association who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences