Australasian Organisations and Publications

Educational Philosophy and Theory (EPAT)

Educational Philosophy and Theory (EPAT) publishes articles concerned with all aspects of educational philosophy. It will also consider manuscripts from other areas of pure or applied educational research. In this latter category the journal has published manuscripts concerned with curriculum theory, educational administration, the politics of education, educational history, educational policy, and higher education.

More information on our Publications page


The Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Australian Journal of Teacher Education is a highly ranked peer reviewed journal that was founded in 1975 and is published by Edith Cowan University.  The purpose of the Journal is to enhance the quality of teacher education through the publication of research reports, learned points of view and commentaries. Contributions may address proposals for, or descriptions of, development in the purpose, structure and methodology of teacher education; curriculum issues; changes in schools; or general social, ideological or political issues relating to teacher education.



The New Zealand Association for Research in Education

The New Zealand Association for Research in Education aims to foster excellence in educational research in Aotearoa-New Zealand.

Publication: New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies (NZJES)



Australian Association for Research in Education

AARE is a large, national, member-run organisation for improving education at all levels.  Our members are mostly from universities in Australia and overseas and through our special interest groups (SIGS) network to address, share and coordinate activities of importance to educational research.

Publication: The Australian Educational Researcher




The Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia

HERDSA is a scholarly society for people committed to the improvement of teaching and learning in higher and tertiary education. HERDSA brings together and informs anybody interested and involved in the improvement of teaching, learning and policy in higher education.




International Organisations and Publications

Canadian Philosophy of Education Society

Formed in 1971, the Canadian Philosophy of Education Society (CPES) is devoted to philosophical inquiry into educational issues and their relevance for developing educative, caring, and just teachers, schools, and communities. The Society welcomes inquiries about membership from professionals and graduate students who share these interests.

Publication: Paideusis



Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain

The Society exists to promote for the public benefit the advancement and teaching of philosophy of education. It organises conferences and seminars in the field, supports some 17 regional branches, administers a scheme of grants and awards for activities that further its aims, and provides for the publication of the Journal of Philosophy of Education and the IMPACT booklet series.

Publication: Journal of Philosophy of Education



British Educational Research Association

BERA is a member-led organisation dedicated to supporting educational researchers and promoting high quality research in education. It seeks to enhance the field of study, the growth of public knowledge and critical understanding, and the application of findings for the improvement of educational policy and practice.




European Educational Research Association

EERA was founded to encourage collaboration amongst educational researchers in Europe, promote communication between educational researchers and international governmental organisations and to disseminate and highlight the findings of educational research.

Publication: European Educational Research Journal



Philosophy of Education Society

The Philosophy of Education Society (PES) is the national society for philosophy of education in the United States of America. This site provides information about PES, its services, history, and publications, and links to online resources relevant to the philosophy of education.




Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society

OVPES is a professional association of philosophers of education. We host an annual conference in the Ohio Valley region and sponsor a refereed journal: Philosophical Studies in Education.



Other US Philosophy of Education Societies

Society for the Philosophical Study of Education

New England Philosophy of Education Society

Southeast Philosophy of Education Society

Far West Philosophy of Education Society

Mid Atlantic States Philosophy of Education Society

American Educational Studies Association

Academy for Educational Studies

Council for Social Foundations of Education

International Network of Philosophers of Education

The INPE is dedicated to fostering dialogue amongst philosophers of education around the world. It sponsors an international conference every other year.



Studies in Philosophy and Education

An international peer-reviewed journal that focuses on philosophical, theoretical, normative and conceptual problems and issues in educational research, policy and practice. Without adopting any one philosophical or theoretical school or cultural tradition, the journal promotes exchange and collaboration among philosophers, philosophers of education, educational and social science researchers, and educational policy makers throughout the world.




Other Philosophy + Education Societies in Australasia

Australasian Association of Philosophy

The AAP exists is to promote the study of philosophy in Australasia, and to promote the exchange of ideas among philosophers.



Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy

The ASCP provides a broad intellectual forum for academics, writers, artists, and postgraduates researching topics in Contemporary European philosophy.

The ASCP runs an annual conference.




The Federation of Australasian Philosophy in Schools Associations

FAPSA is a professional non-profit organisation promoting philosophy in schools and representing the interests of its affiliated associations across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. The Federation’s primary purpose is to facilitate the educational aims and objectives of these affiliated associations.




Other Organisations and Sites of Interest

Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society

The society's aim is to discuss present-day problems in the framework of a philosophy which is methodologically explicit and whose results are presented perspicuously. The spectrum of philosophical problems extends from philosophy of science, epistemology and logic to ethics and the humanities.


Michael Oakeshott Association

An association devoted to the promotion and critical discussion of the work of British philosopher Michael Oakeshott (1901-1990).



The John Dewey Society

The John Dewey Society exists to keep alive John Dewey's commitment to the use of critical and reflective intelligence in the search for solutions to crucial problems in education and culture.



The Spencer Foundation

The foundation provides funding for investigations that promise to yield new knowledge about education in the United States or abroad. The Foundation funds research grants that range in size from smaller grants that can be completed within a year, to larger, multi-year endeavors.



The Center for Dewey Studies

The Center for Dewey Studies at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale was established in 1961 as the "Dewey Project." By virtue of its publications and research, the Center has become the international focal point for research on John Dewey's life and work.


Study Space for Philosophy and Education

This study place exists for persons who wish to engage in philosophy and education because both have value for them, quite apart from their professional responsibilities. We think networked digital information resources will enable people to reverse this ever-narrowing professionalism. This site is maintained at the Institute for Learning Technologies, Teachers College, Columbia University.

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