Educational Research encompasses many different studies all of which attempt to better understand and improve the learning and educational process. These studies include research on topics such as Teaching, Classroom Management, Psychology, Testing, Child Development, and Cognitive Science.
The American Education Research Association (AERA) is a professional organization whose primary goal is to advance education research. AERA encourages scholarly inquiries related to education and promotes dissemination and practical application of research results. It publishes quarterly journals and a magazine titled Educational Researcher. The AERA has a home page that provides more information and links regarding educational research at http://aera.net/about.html.
Other sources for education
These sites are dedicated to providing easy access to the best print and electronic research information available in education. The sites contain an archive of newsletters, journals, reports, and many carefully selected links to sources of important research information.