ERIC Number: EJ1006522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Reference Count: 5
Thirty-Seven and Counting: How Has AEFP Evolved from Its Origins?
Herrington, Carolyn D.
Education Finance and Policy, v8 n1 p1-13 Win 2013
It has been a busy time for the Association of Education Finance and Policy (AEFP). Over the past few years the association has acquired a new name, a new journal, and many new members. The 2012 annual conference, convened in Boston last March, proved to be the largest conference in the association's thirty-seven-year history, with 556 members in attendance. The Boston meeting was notable not only for the number in attendance. The unique qualities and strengths of the association were in clear display: papers of unusual methodological rigor; an interdisciplinary mix of academics from the social sciences, public policy schools, and colleges of education; educational finance professionals, policy analysts, and practitioners, a mix rarely found in the same place; and sessions addressing today's hot topics as well as issues that have endured over the years. This paper looks back to the origins of the association, the issues that caused it to come into being, and how it has developed over the past four decades. In doing so the author strives to identify what have been the enduring qualities of the association and what has been and remains unique in its contributions. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Organizations (Groups), Conferences (Gatherings), History, Organizational Development
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