During a period of 50 years IEA has conducted more than 30 research studies of cross-national achievement. The recent examples are cycle of studies on reading and mathematics and science (PIRLS, TIMSS and TIMSS Advanced), civic and citizenship education (CIVED and ICCS), information technology (SITES) and teacher education and development (TEDS-M). IEA studies are important sources of data for those working to enhance learning and teaching.
The IEA International Research Conference invites submission of research studies that use IEA data and contribute to an international forum wherein scholars and researchers can exchange ideas and information on critical educational issues. The conference's objective is not only to foster creative dialogue but also to provide greater understanding of the numerous roles that education plays in the development of nations and in shaping individuals. Because of its international scope, the conference encourages participants to examine issues in both a comparative and global context with the ultimate aims of enhancing pedagogical knowledge and facilitating the implementation of positive changes in and across education systems worldwide.