APERA
Email: apera@ied.edu.hk
Contact: APERA Secretariat,
Asia-Pacific Centre for Education
Leadership and School Quality,
The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong.

Phone: +852 2948 7722
Fax: +852 2948 7721

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News

APERA-TERA Conference 2016
The Taiwan Educational Research Association (TERA) are hosting the APERA-TERA Conference at the National Sun Yat-sen University in Kaoshiung, Taiwan between the 9th and 13th November. Further details of the Conference can be found at: http://www.ctep.nsysu.edu.tw/APERA-TERA2016/ For member associations attending the APERA Board meeting on Friday 11th November, the Agenda can be found HERE.

APERA-HKERA Conference 2014
The Asia Pacific Educational Research Association & the Hong Kong Educational Research Association (APERA-HKERA) 2014 International Conference, which was successfully held in the Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong from 19-21 November 2014. The conference theme was ˇ§Managing Global Changes and Education Reforms: Asia and Pacific Responsesˇ¨. More than 500 participants from 41 countries and regions gathered in this 3-day conference to share their insights and discuss the difficulties they experienced in education. For details, please visit the APERA-HKERA 2014 website: http://www.ied.edu.hk/apera2014/

APERA Conference 2008
We warmly invite you to participate at the APERA 2008 conference hosted by Educational Research Association of Singapore (ERAS). The APERA 2008 conference will be held at the National Institute of Education, Singapore on 26-28 November 2008. The Conference Theme is: Educational Research for Innovation & Quality in Education: Policy & Pedagogical Engagements Across Contexts.

For details, please visit the APERA 2008 Conference website : http://www.apera08.nie.edu.sg/ .

APERA-ERPP AWARD FOR YOUNG RESEARCHERS
We are pleased to share that the recipient of the APERA-ERPP Young Researcher Award for the year 2006 is Ms. Intan Azura Mokhtar. A Certificate and AUD $500 was presented to her at APERA 2006 Conference. Congratulations to Ms. Intan Azura Mokhtar.

The APERA-ERPP Award was established at the instigation of Professor Colin Power, for the best article submitted each year by a young researcher (that is, under 35 years) for publication in ERPP (Educational Research for Policy and Practice. The initiative is in line with APERA and ERPP's vision in supporting young researchers from the Region in the dissemination of their research endeavour.

The Award comprises a certificate and $AUD 500 for researchers coming from a developing country in the Asia-Pacific region, and/or a certificate and $AUD 200 for researchers from a developed country. Submissions to ERPP will be judged by a panel from the APERA Executive and the ERPP Editorial Board in terms of the quality of the research and the level of potential impact on educational policy and practice. ERPP welcomes manuscripts on both quantitative and qualitative research studies, focussing either on system-wide reforms and policymaking, or on specific educational issues facing teachers and learners in the Asia-Pacific region.

Educational Research for Policy and Practice
Educational Research for Policy and Practice (ERPP) is the official journal of the Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association. ERPP aims to improve education and educational research in Asia and the Pacific by promoting the dissemination of high quality research which addresses key issues in educational policy and practice. The journal is an international, professionally refereed journal targeted at education professionals with an interest in the ways in which educational research can inform, and be informed by, educational decision making and practice in the Asia-Pacific region.

We are pleased to announce that Professor Oon-Seng Tan, National Institute of Education, Singapore, is the new Editor-in-Chief of Educational Research for Policy and Practice as of January 1, 2008. He is assisted by Dr Pak-Tee Ng, National Institute of Education, Singapore, as Executive Editor.

APERA would like to express our sincere gratitude to Professor Colin Power, Editor-in-Chief for the journal since 2002. Professor Power is founder of the ERPP journal. APERA is profoundly grateful for the leadership of Professor Power.

Submission online is available at http://www.editorialmanager.com/erpp/

The "Asia-Pacific Handbook on Educational Research" is now published
The official publication of the Asia-Pacific Handbook on Educational Research is the most comprehensive source of education research information in the Region. The Handbook has 92 chapters and nearly 100 authors (Editors-in-Chief: Professor John Keeves & Dr. Ryo Watanabe). It covers all key areas of educational research, practice, and policy. Please visit "The International Handbook of Educational Research in the Asia-Pacific Region" for information on the Handbook. Call for contribution to a new edition will be issued later.

The "Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects" book series are now published
Six books of this series have been published, covering key issues of educational development and reforms in the Region (Editors-in-Chief: Dr. Rupert Maclean & Dr. Ryo Watanabe). Some new books of this important series are in the pipeline. Please visit "Education in the Asia-Pacific Region-Issues, Concerns and Prospects" for further information.

 

Past Events

APERA Conference 2006

The APERA 2006 conference was hosted by Asia-Pacific Centre for Education Leadership and School Quality (APCELSQ) of The Hong Kong Institute of Education and Hong Kong Education Research Association on 28-30 November 2006. It was co-organised and sponsored by 20 other national and international organisations. It was organized for researchers, educators, and policy-makers in the Region and other parts of the world to share their innovative initiatives, frontier experiences, cutting-edge findings, and noble visions of education reforms. The theme of the Conference was: Educational Research, Policy, and Practice in an Era of Globalization: The Asia Pacific Perspectives. There were 613 participants from 31 countries participated at the 2006 Conference. Participants mainly comprised educators, researchers and policy makers from the Asia-Pacific Region. Over 600 parallel sessions (paper presentation, poster presentation, symposia and workshops) in about 14 sub-themes were presented at the conference.

Organizers:
Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association
Hong Kong Institute of Education-APCELSQ
Hong Kong Educational Research Association

Co-organizers:
The Hong Kong Baptist University (Department of Education Studies)
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Faculty of Education)
City University of Hong Kong (Comparative Education Policy Research Unit)
The Hong Kong University (Faculty of Education)
The Open University of Hong Kong (School of Education and Languages)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Educational Development Centre)

Journal Sponsors:
International Journal of Educational Management
Asia-Pacific Educational Review (APER) in Korea
Educational Research for Policy and Practice (ERPP) in Australia.

International Sponsors:
UNESCO-UNEVOC, International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training
UNESCO-Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development
UNESCO-Asia-Pacific Network for International Education and Values Education
The Australian Council for Educational Research
The British Council (Hong Kong)
The China National Institute for Educational Research
Education Research Association Singapore
Korean Educational Development Institute
National Institute for Educational Policy Research, Japan
National Institute for Education Strategy and Curriculum (NIESAC) of Viet Nam
The New Zealand Council for Educational Research

ACER Research Conference 2003

APERA was one of the sponsors to the very successful ACER's annual Research Conference 2003. The ACER Research Conference 2003 focused on the theme of Building Teacher Quality and took place in Melbourne between 19-21 October.

APERA launched in Bangkok

The Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA) was launched in Bangkok on Thursday 13 December 2001 at the 2001 UNESCO-ACEID conference.
Dr Rung Kaewdang, Secretary-General of the Office of the National Education Commission, Thailand, officially launched the association.
Below are images from the launch.