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AARE Annual Conference

AARE Annual Conference

The AARE Conference, is being held in Fremantle from 29 November 2015.

Please click the image above to visit the conference website and submit your expression of interest to receive updates on paper submission and early bird registration dates.

To go to the AARE Conference page

2016 Conference - Melbourne, (venue TBC)

2017 Conference - Canberra, (venue TBC)

AARE Audited Financial Statments and Annual General Meeting 2015

AARE Audited Financial Statments and Annual General Meeting 2015

Audited Financial Statements

Dear AARE Members, a copy of the 2014 - 2015 Audited Financial Statements can be found here.

AARE Annual General Meeting 2015

Notice is hereby given that the forty-fifth Annual General Meeting of Members of the Association will be held as follows:

Where: Drill Hall (Building ND25),University of Notre Dame - Fremantle, Western Australia

When: Wednesday 2 December 2015 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

The AGM is open to all members of the Association. Members unable to attend in person may appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf. A Form of Appointment of Proxy is available on the AARE website or from the Secretary. Proxy appointments must be advised to the Secretary by Wednesday 18 November 2015.

Members who are unable to attend the meeting or who would like to register questions in advance are invited to submit questions using the Question Submission Form available on the AARE website or from the Secretary. Questions must be submitted by 18 November 2015.

Please click HERE to access the agenda.

Emeritus Professor Annette Patterson

Emeritus Professor Annette Patterson

AARE Executive, members and academic colleagues would like to express their deep sadness regarding the recent heartbreaking news of the death of our respected and highly regarded colleague Emeritus Professor Annette Patterson. Annette was a wonderfully generous and collegial member of the Executive of AARE from 2005 to 2010 and was an outstanding editor of the Australian Educational Researcher journal.

As Editor, Annette sought to enhance the AER’s international focus and long-term viability by having the journal listed by Thomson Reuters ISI and taking the difficult decision to move it from in-house production to publication by a major international publisher (Springer).

As an academic colleague she will be remembered for her kindness, sense of equity and academic leadership. She was a wise, thoughtful colleague whose leadership style was compassionate and supportive. Many of us will remember Annette for the way she warmly encouraged, supported and empathized with us such that she inspired confidence and pride in us as professionals and in our academic pursuits.

She will also be remembered for her leadership at James Cook University where Annette committed to the highest standards of scholarship and equity, supporting in particular the engagement of Indigenous staff.

At Queensland University of Technology she was integral to the Faculty of Education and was a valuable colleague who was Head of the School of Cultural and Language Studies in Education from December 2006 to her retirement in December 2012. She was an intelligent leader who mentored many through doctoral supervision, promotion and support for competitive grant applications.

Annette touched the lives of many through her selfless attitude, her commitment to fairness and her wisdom. To many of us she became a warm colleague and friend. Her legacy to education and the teaching profession will remain profound.

She will be greatly missed.

Annette’s family request that, if you are thinking of sending flowers, you consider making a donation to the Australasian Leukaemia and Lymphoma Group instead.

2015/16 Strategic Initiatives

2015/16 Strategic Initiatives

AARE Strategic Initiative Grant Expressions of Interest

AARE is calling for expressions of interest (EOI) from AARE members in undertaking projects aligned with the following areas of our Strategic Plan. Critical engagement (CE) - Provide forums for sharing of, and critical engagement with, knowledge in education Impact (I) - Promote the visibility and uptake of research evidence in educational policy and practice Two grants between $5,000 and $10,000 each are available. Read more

AARE Oral History Project

AARE Oral History Project

The Australian Association for Research in Education is seeking to record accounts of its history from the perspectives of members who have built and shaped the Association. The AARE Executive is inviting foundation members, past presidents, and long-serving members of the AARE to participate in an interview about their career in educational research, the emergence of the AARE and its current role, and their observations of educational research in Australia more generally. These interviews will be available online for viewing by members of the Association and future researchers, and will contribute to a living archive of ‘stories of association’ about the AARE.

These interviews can be conducted in person or participants can record or write responses in their own time. There will also be opportunities for interviews to be held at the time of the AARE annual conference, which will take place in Fremantle later this year. 

Professor Julie McLeod (Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne) co- convenes the History and Education SIG and is undertaking this project at the invitation of the AARE Executive; project and research assistance is provided by postgraduate student Ms Rosie Barron. If you are interested in finding out more about the project, would like to be interviewed, or have recommendations for people we should contact for interviews or for further information, please get in touch with either Julie or Rosie., (03) 8344 3455

Call for papers. Special Edition of Australian Educational Researcher

Call for papers. Special Edition of Australian Educational Researcher

The Australian Educational Researcher is seeking submissions to a Special Issue to be led by Indigenous colleagues.  While we do not intend to exclude non-Indigenous authors, we would like to emphasise that we are seeking articles that are led by Indigenous colleagues.  The decision to use the term Indigenous is to ensure that it is inclusive of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Maori and Pacifika colleagues. For more information

Guest Editors:

Professor Tracey Bunda, University of Southern Queensland

Professor Val Klenowski, Queensland University of Technology

National Application Form – to conduct research in schools in more than one state or territory in Australia

National Application Form – to conduct research in schools in more than one state or territory in Australia

AARE is partnering with schooling systems across Australia to promote the implementation of the National Application Form. The form applies to researchers who require approval from more than one educational jurisdiction to conduct research in Australia.

Information on participating in the trial is available, below.

Information about the trial

National Application Form guidelines 

National Application Form 

For further information, contact your participating jurisdictions

AER Open Access 'Highlight Articles'

AER Open Access 'Highlight Articles'

A selection of six articles from the Australian Educational Researcher has been made available free of charge for a limited time.  Click the AER cover to the left to access the Highlight Articles chosen by the AER Managing Editor, Linda Graham.

Guidelines for the NSW State Education Research Applications Process

Guidelines for the NSW State Education Research Applications Process

These guidelines have been amended. For further information.

The Australian Educational Researcher

The Australian Educational Researcher

The Australian Educational Researcher is the journal of the Australian Association for Research in Education.  Click here for further information or click on the cover image to go to the current issue.

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The AARE Blog, EduResearch Matters, seeks to critically engage in contemporary educational debates. Education is the focus of significant media reporting and commentary as well as a key policy area.   The Australian Association for Research in Education invites members of the Australian educational research community to contribute.

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