2018 Call for proposals for KAERA Conference

You are cordially invited to submit a proposal to the annual meeting of the Korean-American Educational Researchers Association (KAERA; http://www.k-aera.org). The mission of the KAERA is to promote intellectual dialogues among scholars in broadly defined education disciplines through research that examines critical issues in the field and offers implications for educational practice and policies. KAERA is holding its 9th Annual Conference in New York on April 13 (Friday), 2018.

The theme for next year’s conference is “New Directions for Public Education in the Era of Educational Inequality: International Perspectives.” The KAERA conference will consist of a special plenary session, roundtable research presentations, and a SIG mentoring session. All proposals will be blind-reviewed by at least two reviewers of the KAERA Program Planning Committee. The conference is open to all educational researchers regardless of nationality, country of origin, or specific fields of education. Therefore, KAERA welcomes research proposals that cover an array of topics that meet the broad needs and research interests of KAERA members and other education researchers.

A proposal between 500 and 750 words in length will be considered for the roundtable research presentations. It should include an abstract (less than 100 words), a maximum of 5 keywords, objectives or purposes, perspective(s) or theoretical framework, methods, results, and implications/significance.

A proposal must be submitted through the link: https://goo.gl/forms/WzFTModEyPnY1nir1 by December 15, 2017.  Please note that you need a Google account to submit your proposal. Result notification will be sent out by January 15, 2018

Once a proposal is accepted, and its full paper is submitted by March 15, 2018, it may be considered for the following awards:

  • Up to two awards will be granted to graduate students ($500). Please note that the first author must be a graduate student at the time of submission for the award, and all authors must have been graduate students when the paper was written.
  • One award will be awarded to a young researcher who earned a doctorate within six years at the moment of presentation.

For more information about the call for proposals, please contact the 2018 KAERA Conference co-Chairs:

Kyungbin Kwon Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Instructional Systems Technology

Indiana University


Sang Joon Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Instructional Systems & Workforce Development

Mississippi State University


In the research roundtable session and following meetings, Outstanding Discussants and Mentors will provide useful, practical advice aimed at enhancing in-depth discussions among graduate students, junior faculty members, and other researchers. Please do not miss out on a great opportunity to meet with them at the KAERA conference.

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