Springer Award - Best Paper


The Springer Award for best paper published in The Australian Educational Researcher was inaugurated in 2011.

Selection process

The journal's editorial team chooses the best paper from those published in each calendar year, and the Award is presented at the AARE Annual Conference by the Springer Representative. The panel’s decision will be final and no further correspondence will be entered into.

Previous awardees


Kevin Lowe and Sara Weuffen University of New South Wales

You get to ‘feel’ your culture”: Aboriginal students speaking back to deficit discourses in Australian schooling Vol 50(1), paper in the Special Issue—Aboriginal Voices: The state of Aboriginal student experiences in Australian secondary school project.


Marnee Shay, Rhonda Oliver, Helen McCarthy, Tetiana Bogachenko & Boori Monty Prior

For the paper “Developing culturally relevant and collaborative research approaches: A case study of working with remote and regional Aboriginal students to prepare them for life beyond school” published in Volume 49, Issue 4.

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