World Education Research Association Focal Meeting 2020
Networking Education: Diverse Realities, Common Horizons
Together with the 17th Spanish & 9th Ibero-American Education Conference


Submissions are now open for the WERA 2020 Focal Meeting

Scholars and advanced graduate students worldwide whose research extends beyond a single-country site are encouraged to submit to the WERA Focal Meeting. Proposals may be submitted to be presented at paper sessions or poster sessions. Scholars wishing to organize symposia are also encouraged to submit. The working language of the Focal Meeting is English.


The scope of the Focal Meeting is wide in its reach to include studies across the life span from early learning to workforce and adult and elderly education and that take place in formal and informal contexts of education and learning. The emphasis of the Focal Meeting is on papers, posters, and symposia with a lens that is worldwide in perspective. Otherwise there is no restriction on the education research topics appropriate for consideration, although priority will be given to submissions that focus on research and findings addressed to significant trends, issues, and challenges worldwide. Once you enter the system, you will have separate options for paper, poster, and symposium submissions. Read more »»»

The deadline to submit is 15 January 2020; 23:59 Spanish time.


All submissions are peer reviewed by the WERA Review Committee. Criteria include the worldwide significance of the research questions, the soundness of the methodology, the appropriateness of the methods to the research questions, the importance of the findings, and the overall logic and clarity of the conclusions and implications of the research.


Notification of acceptance decisions will be provided by 1 February 2020. Presenting authors of accepted papers, posters and all participants in accepted symposia are expected to attend and register at the WERA 2020 Focal Meeting.

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Important dates
Submission starts
September 1, 2019

Submission ends
January 15, 2020

Decisions announced
February 1, 2020

Early bird registration
September 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020

April 1, 2020 – June 20, 2020

Submission of final papers to WERA
April 30, 2020

June 30, 2020

WERA-SEP conference
July 1-3, 2020