Education is an essential activity in the sustainable development of individuals and society. Through its engagement in research, the Lebanese Association for Educational Studies (LAES) aims at promoting the development and dissemination of educational knowledge, contributing to the advancement of best practices in education at the K-12 and tertiary levels, and encouraging the formation of an active educational research community throughout Lebanon and the Arab world.
LAES’s principal activities involve conducting research studies and projects, organizing seminars and conferences in addition to documentation and publication on educational related topics. The areas of emphasis of LAES’s activities include planning and policy formulation, educational management and administration, pedagogical knowledge, curriculum development, and assessment of student learning.
The LAES membership is composed of around 50 educationalists including professors, researchers and specialists from leading universities and institutions in Lebanon, Qatar, Oman, and Bahrain. In its research endeavors LAES collaborates with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Lebanon as well as other regional and international organizations. Among the funding agencies for the activities conducted by LAES are the Ford Foundation, Amideast, Lebanon - USAID, the Institute of International Education (IIE) and many others.
Through this brief presentation of the goals, activities and accomplishments of LAES we hope to stimulate increasing interest in educational research, policy formulation and strategic planning among the various stakeholders in education in addition to researchers, decision-makers, administrators and others. We invite you to learn more about LAES by exploring our website.
Diane Nauffal, Ph.D.