Below is a list of links related to APA Division 15.
American Educational Research Association (AERA) (www.aera.net)
AERA is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.
- Division C: Learning and Instruction
- Division D: Measurement and Research Methodology
- Division K: Teaching and Teacher Education
- Special Interest Group: Motivation in Education
- Special Interest Group: Teaching Educational Psychology
American Psychological Association (APA) (www.apa.org)
APA is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With 150,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.
- Division 1: Society for General Psychology
- Division 2: Society for the Teaching of Psychology
- Division 5: Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics
- Division 7: Developmental Psychology
- Division 9: Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)
- Division 15: Educational Psychology
- Division 16: School Psychology
Association for Psychological Science (APS) (psychologicalscience.org)
APS is is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology and its representation at the national and international level.
European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) (www.earli.org)
EARLI exists to support and promote an active research culture in the field of learning and instruction. EARLI enables about 2000 members from 40 countries to engage in critical dialogue.Through its networks, activities and the publication of journals and book series, EARLI promotes both international and interdisciplinary cooperation.
National Research Council (NRC) Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (www7.nationalacademies.org/dbasse)
The Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences in Education is increasingly influential in advancing the frontiers of the behavioral and social sciences and their applications to public policy. The Division not only applies the best science to the study of public policy issues but also advances science by identifying needed research, as well as improvements in data and research methods. In these ways, the Division fosters better science and its use as evidence for decisions on public policies and programs.
Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) (www.srcd.org)
SRCD promotes multidisciplinary research in the field of human development, to foster the exchange of information among scientists and other professionals of various disciplines, and to encourage applications of research findings.
Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) (www.s-r-a.org)
SRA is a rapidly growing, dynamic society focused on the theoretical, empirical, and policy research issues of adolescence. Through its biennial meetings and publishing efforts, SRA promotes the dissemination of research on adolescents and serves as a network and forum for its members. SRA publishes both the Journal of Research on Adolescence and a biannual Newsletter.
Institute of Education Sciences (IES) (http://ies.ed.gov)
IES is a government-run organization dedicated to connecting education "research, policy, and practice."According to the IES website, its mission is "to provide rigorous and relevant evidence on which to ground education practice and policy and share this information broadly. By identifying what works, what doesn't, and why, [IES] aim[s] to improve educational outcomes for all students, particularly those at risk of failure."
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) (http://nces.ed.gov)
The National Center for Education Statistics is a government-run entity responsible for "collecting and analyzing data relevant to education." (NCES website, November 2012)
National Science Foundation (NSF) (http://www.nsf.gov)
According to its website, "The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…"
National Research Council (NRC) (http://www.nationalacademies.org/nrc/)
The National Research Council lists its mission "to improve government decision making and public policy, increase public understanding, and promote the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge in matters involving science, engineering, technology, and health."
National Academy of Education (NAE) (http://www.naeducation.org)
The National Academy describes itself as follows: "The National Academy of Education (NAEd) advances the highest quality education research and its use in policy formation and practice. Founded in 1965, the NAEd consists of U.S. members and foreign associates who are elected on the basis of outstanding scholarship related to education."