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The Australian Educational Researcher

The Australian Educational Researcher

A Publication of the Australian Association for Research in Education

Editor-in-Chief: Linda J. Graham

ISSN: 0311-6999 (print version)
ISSN: 2210-5328 (electronic version)

Journal no. 13384

Winning paper for the Springer Award for Best paper

The Springer Award for the best paper published in AER for 2014 has be awarded on the AARE annual conference. All papers published in AER 2014 are judged on their originality, contemporary significance and /or scholarly relevance; conceptual, methodological and theoretical soundness; use of disciplined, focused and persuasive argument; coherent organisation and clarity of written expression; and reference to appropriate literature.
We are pleased to announce the winning paper for the Springer Award for the best paper 2014. Enjoy the free read until January 15!

A critical analysis of problems with the LBOTE category on the NAPLaN test 

Curious to see other articles of the five finalists? Enjoy the free read until Jan 15th. 

“Languages aren’t as important here”: German migrant teachers’ experiences in Australian language classes 

Katharina Bense

How do school learning environments differ across Australia’s rural, regional and metropolitan communities? 

Kevin Sullivan, Laura B. Perry, Andrew McConney

Does improving school level attendance lead to improved school level achievement? An empirical study of indigenous educational policy in Australia 

James G. Ladwig, Allan Luke

Cosmopolitan tensions: religious diversity in an Australian university 

Arathi Sriprakash, Adam Possamai, Ellen Brackenreg



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    Aims and Scope


    The Australian Educational Researcher is the international, peer reviewed journal published by AARE. The Australian Educational Researcher is published three times a year and is a Thomson (ISI) indexed journal. The aim of AER is to:

    Promote understandings of educational issues through the publication of original research and scholarly essays.

    Inform education policy through the publication of papers utilising a range of research methodologies and addressing issues of theory and practice.

    Provide a research forum for education researchers to debate current problems and issues.

    Provide an international and national perspective on education research through the publication of book reviews, scholarly essays, original quantitative and qualitative research and papers that are methodologically or theoretically innovative.

    AER welcomes contributions from a variety of disciplinary perspectives on any level of education.

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