New South Wales Institute for Educational Research

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The New South Wales Institute for Educational Research (also known as the NSW Institute for Educational Research) is an incorporated educational research institute based in New South Wales, Australia.

History[edit]

The NSW Institute for Educational Research Incorporated was founded in Sydney in 1928,[1] and as such is one of the oldest established research institutes in Australia. Since foundation, the Institute has continued to make a significant contribution to discourse on educational policy in New South Wales and Australia.[2]

Objectives[edit]

The Constitution stipulates that the objectives of the Institute are to encourage "study, research and service" in education[3] and to do this lists discussion, criticism, identification of research issues, and dissemination of results.[4] The Institute may conduct research as an Institute activity.[5]

Activities[edit]

The central activity for the NSW Institute for Educational Research is an Annual Conference, at which members present scholarly papers in research in education. The NSW Institute also hosts an annual Sir Harold Wyndham Memorial Lecture, to honour an important NSW educationist. The Institute offers student grants for educational research. The New South Wales Institute for Educational Research Award for Outstanding Educational Research was inaugurated in 1972 and is conferred for an outstanding doctoral thesis (or outstanding doctoral theses) completed within the field of educational research.[6]

Publications[edit]

The Institute publishes a Newsletter and an academic journal Issues in Educational Research, jointly published with the Institutes for Educational Research in Western Australia, South Australia, and the Northern Territory. Addresses to the Institute are at times also published in monograph form[7] and at times the Institute publishes its own research in monograph form.[8]

Governance[edit]

The governance of the Institute is through a constitution[9] which is administered by an elected Executive Committee.[10] The Executive Committee reports to an Annual General Meeting.[11]

Membership[edit]

Membership is open to any persons committed to the objectives of the Institute.[12] However in considering applications for membership, the Institute may consider whether the applicant holds an appropriate tertiary qualification or the equivalent, the educational experience of the applicant, and the research experience of the applicant.[13]

Affiliation[edit]

As a state institute for educational research, the NSW Institute for Educational Research is affiliated with the Australian Council for Educational Research, and elects a representative to the national body.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NSW Institute for Educational Research. 1999. 'Constitution' (as amended). Sydney: NSW Institute for Educational Research. Preliminaries. See also Fleming, Rebecca. 2008. The First of Its Kind: A History of the New South Wales Institute for Educational Research. Sydney: New South Wales Institute for Educational Research. pp. 4,5.
  2. ^ Shellard, John S. (1979). Educational Research for Policy Making in Australia: Addresses Given to the NSW Institute for Educational Research. Melbourne: Australian Council for Educational Research. ERIC# ED181019.
  3. ^ NSW Institute for Educational Research. 1999. 'Constitution' (as amended). Sydney: NSW Institute for Educational Research. Section 2.
  4. ^ NSW Institute for Educational Research. 1999. 'Constitution' (as amended). Sydney: NSW Institute for Educational Research. Sections 2, (a)- (f)
  5. ^ NSW Institute for Educational Research. 1999. 'Constitution' (as amended). Sydney: NSW Institute for Educational Research. 2(f).
  6. ^ Fleming, Rebecca. 2008. The First of Its Kind: A History of the New South Wales Institute for Educational Research. Sydney: New South Wales Institute for Educational Research. pp. 65-67.
  7. ^ Shellard, John S. (1979). Educational Research for Policy Making in Australia: Addresses Given to the NSW Institute for Educational Research. Melbourne: Australian Council for Educational Research. ERIC# ED181019.
  8. ^ Skilbeck, Malcolm (1981) Core Curriculum: Implications for Curriculum Research. Sydney: NSW Institute for Educational Research.
  9. ^ NSW Institute for Educational Research. 1999. 'Constitution' (as amended). Sydney: NSW Institute for Educational Research.
  10. ^ NSW Institute for Educational Research. 1999. 'Constitution' (as amended). Sydney: NSW Institute for Educational Research. Section 11-19
  11. ^ NSW Institute for Educational Research. 1999. 'Constitution' (as amended). Sydney: NSW Institute for Educational Research. Sections 20,21.
  12. ^ NSW Institute for Educational Research. 1999. 'Constitution' (as amended). Sydney: NSW Institute for Educational Research. Section 3.
  13. ^ NSW Institute for Educational Research. 1999. 'Constitution' (as amended). Sydney: NSW Institute for Educational Research. Section 3.
  14. ^ NSW Institute for Educational Research. 1999. 'Constitution' (as amended). Sydney: NSW Institute for Educational Research. Section 2.

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