|Membership with WERA|
The World Education Research Association (WERA) provides three different types of membership to the public: Association Membership, Individual Membership, and Participation in an International Research Network (IRN).
WERA is an association of major national, regional, and international specialty research associations dedicated to advancing education research as a scientific and scholarly field. WERA undertakes initiatives that are global in nature and thus transcend what any one association can accomplish in its own country, region, or area of specialization. Member associations work together to address such issues as:
Member associations include education research associations from countries around the world, including: Brazil, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Peru, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United States of America. Two regional associations, the European Educational Research Associations, and the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction, are also members of WERA.
WERA conducts outreach to education research associations and groups of scholars around the world, particularly from developing nations in Africa, Asia, and the Global South. Inclusiveness is a key goal of WERA; WERA promotes initiatives to cultivate and support education research associations in developing regions of the world.
Individual memberships provide opportunities for exchange of information, communication, and collaborations otherwise not readily available across continents and hemispheres. Individual members receive benefits of WERA and may participate in WERA activities at discounted rates.
Participation in an International Research Network
The purpose of WERA-International Research Networks is to advance education research worldwide on specific scholarly topics. IRNs are temporary collaborative groups of scholars working on a specific research topic primarily through virtual communications. IRNs synthesize knowledge, examine the state of research, and stimulate collaborations or otherwise identify promising directions in research areas of worldwide significance.