The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is an international professional organization based in Washington, D.C., and dedicated to promoting research in the field of education. Through conferences, publications, and awards, AERA encourages the scientific pursuit and dissemination of knowledge in the educational arena. Its membership is diverse, drawn from within the education professions, as well as from the broader social science field.


The mission of AERA is to influence the field of education in three major ways: (1) increasing knowledge about education, (2) promoting educational research, and (3) encouraging the use of educational research results to make education better and thereby improve the common good.


AERA publicizes its founding as taking place in 1916. However, its roots have been traced back to the beginnings of the ...

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