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The Georgia Educational Research Association opens call for proposals

The Georgia Educational Research Association (GERA) has opened its call for proposals for the 43rd Annual Meeting, taking place Oct. 5 at the Anderson Conference Center in Macon, Georgia.

In concurrence with the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the theme of the GERA 2018 Annual Meeting is “The Dreams, Possibilities, and Necessity of Public Education.”

Those interested in submitting a proposal may also be considered for the Distinguished Paper Award, which allows the winner to present at the 2019 AERA Annual Meeting. Currently enrolled graduate students are eligible to submit papers for the Outstanding Student Research Award, the winner of which will receive recognition at this year’s GERA Annual Meeting.

The deadline for proposal submissions is Aug. 31.

GERA is a state affiliate of the national organization, 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. The organization covers disciplines in education, psychology, statistics, sociology, history, economics, philosophy, anthropology and political science.

For more information on GERA from the Division of Continuing Education, please contact Judy Hendrix at or by phone at 912-478-5555. More information may also be found by visiting the organization’s website at

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