Internationale Konferenz

2019 WERA Focal Meeting in Tokyo: Future of Democracy and Education: Realizing Equity and Social Justice Worldwide


WERA is an association of major national, regional, and specialty education research associations dedicated to sharing scholarship, developing networks, and mutually supporting capacity building.

The WERA 2019 Focal Meeting is an integral part of the annual conference of the Japanese Educational Research Association (JERA) and consists of a program of paper and symposia sessions on topics of world-wide scope that are embedded in the conference of a WERA member association. In general, the WERA 2019 seeks to feature research that includes more than one country or is comparative, cross-cultural, international, or transnational in conceptualization, scope, or design.


Scholars and advanced graduate students worldwide whose research extends beyond a single-country site are encouraged to submit to the WERA Focal Meeting. Papers may be submitted to be presented at paper sessions or poster sessions. Scholars wishing to organize symposia that feature research paper presentations from multiple countries or parts of the world are also encouraged to submit.

Paper, poster, and symposia submissions must be submitted through the online portal on the WERA-JERA 2019 conference website at The exact guidelines for submission can be found on the website as well.

Important dates:

  • Submission starts: October 1, 2018
  • Submission ends: January 31, 2019
  • Decisions announced: March 31, 2019
  • Early bird registration: October 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019
  • Registration: May 1, 2019 – July 31, 2019
  • Submission of final papers to WERA: July 1, 2019