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Canadian History of Education Association (CHEA)

The Canadian History of Education Association (CHEA) was founded in Calgary in 1980 to promote the study in Canada of the educational past. Its members come from a variety of fields and examine educational practices in both formal and informal settings through many disciplinary perspectives. They include private scholars and graduate students as well as those affiliated with faculties of education, departments of history and other university departments, teachers, members of school boards and other educational institutions. CHEA also maintains active links with scholars internationally, particularly in the United States, Europe, New Zealand and Australia.

The association organizes a bilingual biennial conference (usually towards the end of October) and offers prizes for the best English and French language publications in the history of Canadian education. In 1988, CHEA established a peer reviewed journal, Historical Studies in Education / Revue d’histoire de l’éducation which is published twice yearly.

CHEA is an affiliate of the Canadian Association for Foundations of Education (CAFE) which is a member society of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education.