The Australian Educational Researcher

, Volume 40, Issue 4, pp 415–424 | Cite as

Strategic capacity building for Australian educational research: creating spaces for action



This paper provides some background information about the Strategic Capacity Building for Australian Educational Research initiative: a joint program of work sponsored by the Australian Association for Research in Education and the Australian Council of Deans of Education. In addition, it offers some broader analysis of the contexts within which Australian Educational Research is being framed and judged, and argues that leaders of educational research need to become more adept at finding and creating spaces in which important policy battles can be won.


Research capacity building Research assessment Research policy Research funding 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Education and Social WorkUniversity of SydneyUniversity of SydneyAustralia

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