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About AARE

Australian Association for Research in Education

AARE is the national association for fostering educational research in Australia. AARE facilitates contact between educational researchers and supports the development of high quality educational research.


High quality educational research to enhance the public good


AARE promotes, supports and improves research and scholarship in education to enhance educational processes, policy and practice at all levels

Core Activities

  • an international Annual Conference held in a different location each year;
  • research development workshops around Australia;
  • support for the formation and activities of Special Interest Groups;
  • The Australian Educational Researcher - a Thompson (ISI) ranked journal;
  • AARE NEWS with information about activities and issues for education researchers; and
  • awards for postgraduate students and outstanding education researchers.
  • collections of conference papers
  • advocacy for enhanced funding for educational research
  • response to national inquiries relevant to educational research

Benefits of AARE Membership

  • Complimentary online access to AARE's Journal, The Australian Educational Researcher (AER)
  • Other education journals published by Springer:
    • Journal of Educational Change
    • Early Childhood Education Journal 
    • Higher Education
  • A 15% discount on all Springer publications
  • A 20% discount on all Routledge publications
  • Complimentary email bulletins to stay up-to-date with critical news for education researchers;
  • Member-only discounts on registration for the Annual Conference
  • Member-only discounts for AARE research development workshops and seminars
  • Member-only discounts on AARE publications, including Local/Global Issues in Education
  • Eligibility for prestigious national awards, including the Ray Debus Award for Doctoral Research in Education; AARE Early Career Researcher Award; AARE Betty Watts Indigenous Researcher Award
  • Representations to government through the AARE Secretariat in Canberra and through AARE's membership of the Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • A public voice for educational research through media releases, position papers and responses to government inquiries prepared by AARE
  • Networking opportunities through a growing number of energetic Special Interest Groups (SIGs)



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