AARE is a national professional association of educational researchers in Australia. Established in 1970, the association has provided support for successive generations of educational researchers from Australian universities; local, state and federal governments; early childhood education contexts; schools, colleges and training organisations; as well as private research agencies. Its objectives centre on advancing scholarly inquiry into education, enhancing quality in educational research, and seeking to promote and advocate for the positive impact of educational research on policy and practice in education and associated areas of society.
High quality educational research to enhance the public good.
To promote, support and improve research and scholarship in education to enhance educational processes, policy and practice at all levels
- the Australian Educational Researcher - a Thompson (ISI) ranked journal
- the EduResearch Matters blog
- the book series Local/Global Issues in Education
- an international annual conference held in a different location each year
- research development workshops around Australia
- awards for postgraduate students and outstanding education researchers
- support for the formation and activities of Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
- advocacy for enhanced funding for educational research
- responses to national inquiries relevant to educational research
- AARE member updates with information about activities and issues for education researchers.