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Join us for the 42nd Annual

Georgia Educational Research Association Meeting

October 6, 2017

Marriott at the Convention Center –  Augusta, Georgia

The Georgia Educational Research Association (GERA) is a state affiliate of the national organization, the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and one of Georgia’s most dynamic research organizations. GERA has approximately 150 members from universities and colleges; public and private schools; and state, local, public, and private educational agencies and institutions, covering disciplines in education, psychology, statistics, sociology, history, economics, philosophy, anthropology, and political science.

In concurrence with AERA, the theme of the GERA 2017 Annual Conference is Knowledge to Action: Achieving the Promise of Equal Educational Opportunity.

GERA invites proposals for review which meet the criteria established by the conference committee for presentation at the annual conference. GERA seeks to promote educational research, to foster and encourage a research attitude suggesting an open-mindedness and willingness to change when the evidence indicates the need for change, to encourage and stimulate better training in research procedures and methods, to foster and promote the exchange of information and experiences relating to measurement, evaluation, and research, and to foster the professional development of junior faculty and advanced graduate students.

GERA proposal submission is now open. The deadline for proposal submissions is 9/15/2017. Presenters must register by 9/22/2017.

All presentation proposals will be submitted online via Digital Commons and options are provided for keywords, categories, peer-reviewer, and award paper. The submission requires an abstract of about 200 words. When submitting your proposal, you will be requested to provide three to five keywords relevant to your topic and select categories for your proposal which will help us in the review process and in providing the best placement for your work in the conference program. Also, you are encouraged to consider submitting a maximum 2500 word paper for either Outstanding Student Research Award for graduate students or Distinguished Paper Award for faculty. Finally, to promote professional development and professional service, GERA urges you to serve as a peer reviewer to proposals by checking the associated option in the submission page.

Two types of awards, Outstanding Student Research Award or Distinguished Paper Award, are available for competition for student researchers or emerging and experienced educational researchers. These awards are designed for those who submit proposals for a paper presentation. Winners will be contacted in advance. A contestant must attend and present his/her paper at the conference to be eligible for an award.

Last updated: 9/19/2017

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