Network meeting minutes from March 24, 2017, Copenhagen

Minutes for the network21 (Politics of Education and Educations Policy Studies) meeting

Network report

Time and place: 24th March, 2017, Aalborg University, Copenhagen

Agenda:

  1. Activities in NERA 2017 Copenhagen
    • On the final programme:
    • 9 paper sessions, 2 symposia (2016: 10 paper sessions, 5 symposia, 1 round table)
  1. Activities between NERA 2016 and 2017:
    • continued co-operation with SERA (Palle Rasmussen NERA & George Head SERA)
    • Three SERA papers in this years’ conference
    • no pre-conference in 2017 (an overlapping NOCIES pre conference)
    • mailing list has 41 members
  1. Activities 2017-2018
    • Discussion of
      1. Co-operation with international assiciations (SERA & others). Suggestions: organizing an “International office” at NERA 2018 to make other organisations visible? A meet and greet table? John Benedicto Krejsler will take up with NERA board the level of co-operation and formality
      2. Contacts with organizers of NERA 2018: if no overlapping thematic pre-conference, then organize own. Theme: PhD students, publication.
  1. Attendants in network meeting on March 24, 2017, Copenhagen:

 

Palle Rasmussen Aalborg U.
John Benedicto Krejsler, Aarhus U.
Barbara Schulte, Lund U.
Christian Ydesen, Aalborg U.
Rita Foss Lindblad, Borås U.
Sverker Lindblad, Gothenburg U.
Yukiko Sawano, U. of the Sacred Heart
Anders Trumberg, Institute of Housing and Urban Research
Susanne Fransson, Gothenburg University
Taina Saarinen U. of Jyväskylä (convenor)

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Network meeting at NERA 2017

Welcome to the Network meeting of NW 21 Politics of Education and Education Policy Studies

Time and place: Friday 24th March, 2017,  15.30-16:15 (during coffee break; feel free to bring your coffee) at room 2.0.004 .

Agenda:

  1. Reflection of NW21 activities at NERA 2017
  2. Post-conference activities 2016
  3. Activities 2017-2018
  4. Other issues

 

Taina Saarinen & Ulpukka Isopahkala-Bouret

Network report 2016

Minutes for Network21 meeting & Network report
Time and place: 10th March, 2016, 15.00 – 15.45; Small Festival Hall.

Attendants: see below

Agenda:

  1. Activities in NERA 2016 Helsinki
    • On the network sessions:
    • 10 sessions, 5 symposia, 1 round table, 1 poster=> app 60 presenters, discussants etc
    • 8 papers + one symposium moved to other networks, 2 rejected
  2. Activities between NERA 2015 and 2016:
    • co-operation with SERA, Marianne Dovemark, Palle Rasmussen & Taina Saarinen participated in SERA annual conference in Aberdeen, presenting a Nordic panel The present situation and challenges for education policy in Nordic welfare states
    • We applied for and received pre-conference funding from NERA, but decided not to organize a pre-conference because of the overlapping JustEd pre-conference
  1. Activities 2016-2017
    • Continued co-operation with national organizations – John Benedicto Krejsler will take discussions up with NERA Board
      1. Co-operation particularly with and between national organisations outside the Nordic countries
      2. Perhaps a panel in NERA 2017?
      3. continue discussions during the spring about organisation & funding
    • Continued discussion on the pre-conference
      1. focus will be on doctoral students, but also more senior researchers will be welcomed
      2. The idea for the theme: Publishing of policy studies in education
        1. discussions / informal sessions / workshop on journal publishing
        2. practical de-mystification of the review process
        3. Inviting editors from Scandinavian journals

 

On behalf of the  meeting
Taina Saarinen & Ulpukka Isopahkala-Bouret, NW 21 Convenors

Attendants in network meeting on March 10, 2016, Helsinki:

Ulpukka Isopahkala-Bouret U. of Helsinki
Taina Saarinen U. of Jyväskylä
Palle Rasmussen U. of Aalborg
Caroline Runesdotter U. of Gothenburg
Gun-Britt Wårvik, U. of Gothenburg
Katharina Sass, U. of Bergen
Sonja Kosunen, U. of Helsinki
Piia Seppänen, U. of Turku
Jaakko Kauko, U. of Tampere
Galina Gurova, U. of Tampere
Hannele Pitkänen, U. of Helsinki
Heidi Vartiainen, U. of Helsinki
John Benedicto Krejsler, Aarhus U.

Announcement for SERA sponsored NW21 paper session at SERA 2015, Aberdeen

Following the pre-conference outcomes in NERA 2015, The SERA (Scottish Educational Research Association) invites NERA Network 21 to hold an invited NW21 (Politics of Education and Education Policy Studies) session at their 2015 conference, 18-20 November, at the University of Aberdeen.

The session can take the form of a paper session or symposium. NW21 members are invited to organise a symposium session or submit individual papers.

SERA has generously waived the fee of three NW21 delegates (320 £, appr. 450 Euro).

Paper proposals require a 250 word abstract. Symposium proposals should include a 200 word abstract of the symposium theme and  250 word abstracts from each participant.

Proposals should follow the following requirements:

  • thematically relevant for NW21 (Politics of Education and Education Policy Studies),
  • ideally relevant for SERA 2015 theme “Education as (if) the whole Earth mattered”.
  • suitable for an international audience

All proposals should be sent to taina.m.saarinen@jyu.fi by August 7, 2015.

Proposals will be selected by NW21 and SERA jointly. Decisions are announded  by August 15.

More information on the SERA website, www.sera.ac.uk

Pre-conference memo from March 2015

Politics of education and education policy studies: Pre-conference meeting at NERA 2015 Gothenburg, March 3,  2015

Programme

  • Opening the pre-conference, getting to know each other, general discussion on the objectives (Taina Saarinen and Arja Haapakorpi to lead discussion)
  • Lunch
  • Defining the sub-goals and preparing the action plan
  • Discussion on developing co-operation with other educational research organisations and EERA (present in discussions we have George Head of EERA)
  • Discussing interest in collaboration on research (Palle Rasmussen to lead discussion)
  • Discussing options for collaboration in doctoral studies; discussing possibilities for a summer school session for doctoral students (PhD students Sonja Kosunen and Anna Maria Fjellman to lead discussion)

Background

At Network 21 meeting at Lillehammer 2014 we observed that we have overlapping activities with NERA and EERA. In other words, there are possibilities for co-operation (either at conferences or between conferences).

There might also be a need for co-operation in (Nordic, European, other) funding.

Nordic co-operation would create possibilities for development of doctoral studies within the field of education policy studies.

We decided to organize a pre-conference which aims at promoting Nordic collaboration of researchers in education policy.

Outcome of the pre-conference

 Organisation of NETWORK 21

No new organisations needed, but

  • We need to provide a platform some forms of activity (workshops, sessions), organising thematic sessions
  • We might have invited / guest sessions at NERA, SERA? i.e SERA session at the next NERA 2016?
  • invited speakers from sister organisations?
  • activities between conferences to create continuity?
  • and social networking!

=> co-operation needs to be open and transparent

Co-operation between sociologists and policy sessions, for instance every other year a joint workshop at EERA?

Co-operation between different disciplines – how is this possible? How to bring together education researchers and sociologists?

Immediate action:

  • pre-conference at NERA 2016
  • doctoral students + some seniors (other than supervisors)
  • abstracts and ”full” papers
  • presentation and long round table discussion
  • does not exclude from presenting at the conference
  • could eventually lead to organisation of summer schools?
  • and social networking!

Long term action:

  • short research visits
  • joint publishing, for instance thematic issues at SJE, NSE
  • funding? From Erasmus?

 

Network 21 meeting 2015

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NERA Network 21 Politics of Education and Education Policy Studies held its network meeting on 5th March 2015 at Gothenburg University, during NERA 2015

The network had in the 2015 conference over 70 presentations, which is almost twice as much as in previous NERA conferences. While this number presents some problems in the cohesion of the network, the conclusion was to create more co-operation within the network by organizing joint interactive activities within the network. Thematic seminars and panels were suggested; these could be organized either during the conference or mid-term (in connection with EERA or national symposia).

A decision was made to organize a pre-conference for doctoral students in  NERA 2016 in Helsinki, possibly in co-operation with the Nordic Center of Excellence team ”Justice and equality in education”. Please follow our mailing list for further information (if you’re not a member, contact Taina Saarinen)

Arja Haapakorpi had to step down as convener of Network 21. Taina Saarinen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) will continue, and  Ulpukka Isopahkala-Bouret (University of Helsinki) was chosen as co-convenor of the network in 2015-2016. We’d like to thank Arja for her dedication and hard work on the network and hope to see her at future NERA conferences!

2013

The network of Politics of Education and Education Policy Studies had 7 paper sessions and two symposia  in Copenhagen 2012. In the Reykjavik conference 2013, the corresponding numbers were 10 sessions and three symposia . Thus, the network is a healty big and growing.  With the rapidly changing politics and policy of education, we can expect to have many interesting sessions and papers in the future. Relation to our sister network in EERA should and could be worked upon as there are promising opportunities for collaboration, and a current collaboration option might be funding for network activities.

A book in honor of the NW21 nestor Gustav Karlsen has been published: ‘Utdanning mellom styring og danning: et nordisk panorama’.(2012). Red. A.G. Eikseth, C.F. Dons & N. Garm. Oslo: Akademika Forlag
In future Nordic Studies in Education editor will also use network organizers to review/distribute submitted manuscripts for Nordic Studies in Education. With Best Regards, Arja Haapakorpi, University of Helsinki

2012

2012 hade nätverk 21 ett stort antal bidrag till kongressen: 32 papers vid sju sessioner och 2 symposier med inalles 16 papers. Gustav E. Karlsen – nestor i nätverket – var med på sitt sista möte. John Krejsler bistod mig som ordförande. Och ordföranden deklarerade att han skulle avgå till nästa års kongress.