AERA 2009 Annual Meeting

This week, the 90th annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) takes place in San Diego, California. The theme for this year’s conference is Disciplined Inquiry: Education Research in the Circle of Knowledge and I am attending for the first time! According to a news release, it is going to be a really big thing too:

When the American Educational Research Association (AERA) hosts the AERA Annual Meeting next month, more than 14,000 education research scholars will convene in San Diego, California where 2,000 peer-reviewed sessions are scheduled from April 13 to17.

AERA was founded in 1916, and it is:

(…) the most prominent international professional organization, with the primary goal of advancing educational research and its practical application (Source).

As of today, it has more than 26,000 members worldwide, and the membership represents a broad range of disciplines like:

  • education
  • psychology
  • statistics
  • sociology
  • history
  • economics
  • philosophy
  • anthropology
  • political science
I will do my best to cover the event here on my blog, and with such a broad range of disciplines, vast amount of members and presenters, I am absolutely sure that this conference is going to be great!

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