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AARE produces occasional reports (often with the Australian Council of Deans of Education) related to educational research, which can be accessed below.  Click on the thumbnail to download a report as a PDF.

Living in a 2.2 World2012 AARE/ACDE Strategic Capacity Building Report: Living in a 2.2 World: ERA, Capacity Building and the Topography of Australian Educational Research 

Early in 2011, the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) and the Australian Council of Deans of Education (ACDE) established a joint working party to create a strategic plan for strengthening national research capacity in the field of Education. This proposal followed the publication of Excellence of Research in Australia (ERA) 2010 results, which revealed that the national average weighting of Australian research in Field of Research 13 (FoR 13) - Education was well below the 'world standard' rating of 3.0. Moreover, the 2010 ERA data demonstrated that we had no up-to-date picture of who is involved in educational research, what their strengths are, or how they relate to one another.

As an input into strategic research capacity building in Australian educational research, this project begins the process of documenting who 'we' are as educational researchers. The research described within the report used an ecological model to address the project's overarching question, which was: What is the topography of Australian educational research?

This report was authored by Terri Seddon, Dawn Bennett, Janette Bobis. Sue Bennett, Neil Harrison, Sue Shore, Erica Smith & Philip Chan.


2010 AARE/ACDE education research futures summit2010 AARE/ACDE National Education Research Futures Summit Report 

The Education Research Futures Summit, held in February 2010, was a national joint venture of AARE and ACDE.  The purpose of the Summit was to contribute to a capacity of the Education field to analyse, envisage and plan for the future, conceived in terms of not one future but a range of possible ways of thinking and conceiving the future. In pragmatic terms, these considerations led to a set of outcomes aimed at contributing to strategic planning for both AARE and ACDE. They were directed to issues of workforce planning, research capacity building and the development of a strategic research agenda for Education research in a changing future. 

This report was authored by Alison Lee, Nicola Johnson, Robert Parkes, Gregory Martin, and Damian Maher.

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