Corporate Development

Fifth World Educational Research Association (WERA) Meeting Held in San Diego

Following from a highly successful fourth meeting hosted in Singapore on 24 - 25 November 2008 prior to the Second Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA) conference where the mission of the World Educational Research Association (WERA) was advanced and the draft constitution was finalised, a fifth meeting of WERA was held on 18 – 19 April 2009, after the AERA 2009 meeting.

A nominations committee that will oversee the nominations for a WERA council was elected and comprised Jo-Ann Reid from the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), Wim Jochems from the European Educational Research Association (EERA) and Assoc Prof Lee Ong Kim from ERAS.

The WERA meeting in session – This landmark meeting brought together 22
national educational research associations. The Educational Research
Association of Singapore was formally recognised as founding members of

Another committee was formed to look into forthcoming WERA symposia themes at upcoming national educational association conferences, comprising: Petronilha Goncalves e Silva, representing both the Brazilian Black Researchers’ Association and the National Associate of Research and Graduate Studies in Education, Nelofer Halai, representing the Pakistan Association for Educational Research (PARE), Assoc Prof Tan Ong Seng, representing APERA, and Jeremy Hoad from the British Educational Research Association (BERA).

An official WERA founding ceremony will be held at the Sixth WERA meeting, in Vienna, in September 2009, which will also coincide with the Annual Meeting of EERA 2009.