From the President

If you have a question related to education, you've come to the right place. Our association is made up of experts in all fields of educational research. We are as diverse as the educational questions we investigate. Unlike other professional associations, whose members often adopt similar ways of going about their work, our members engage in distinctly different approaches to investigating educational questions. These approaches are each systematic and rigorous but based upon different sets of assumptions about knowledge and its role in both answering and generating problems.

AARE members are committed to improving both policy and practice in education, and to making their research accessible to anyone interested in education.

  • Our blog is a great resource for anyone seeking expert opinions and research on important educational question and issues.
  • Our special interest groups provide intellectual networks for our members who are based in universities, systems of education, schools, and a range of associations interested in education.
  • Our annual conference is the centrepiece of our association's work. It provides an opportunity for people based in Australia and around the world to share their research and their practice. You can access keynotes presentations from past conferences and also papers.

We are an Australian based association, and we acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians, whose lands, winds and waters we now all share, and pay respect to their unique values, and their continuing and enduring cultures which deepen and enrich the life of our nation and communities.

Please consider joining our association and contributing to our work. 


Dr Debra Hayes
Professor, Education & Equity
Sydney School of Education and Social Work 
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences