History

The Australian Association for Research in Education was founded in 1970 as the voice of education researchers. Our members are 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.

Some founding members perspectives:

  • Michael Dunkin, AARE founding member, former President and now Honorary Life Member of AARE: Read his 2010 memoir of his life in educational research.
  • Raymond Debus, AARE founding member: Listen to his interview with Helen Watt.
  • Reflections on Educational Research in Australia: A history or the Australian Association for Research in Education. Bob Bessant and Allyson Holbrook. Copies of this book is available from the AARE Office