ECER 2018 was an excellent conference for NW14 for the number of the proposals received as well as their quality. The quality of the sessions was highlighted during the NW meeting, and in particular for NW14 the quality of the paper sessions also increased. Particularly, having 3 papers in a session was well received. There were high standards of visual and oral presentations. According to the return slips 93% of the sessions were rated as “excellent”.
As planned and reported in 2017, NW14 had a special call focused on “Family Involvement in Schools to Improve Learning and Inclusion for the Most Disadvantaged Children and Youth” proposed by Aitor Gómez and Rocío García Carrión. The special call was aligned very much with the theme for ECER 2018 and resulted in an increasing of papers and interesting sessions that tackled the topic.
For this ECER 2018, NW14 organised 4 joint sessions with other networks (NW9, NW24, NW30). These joint sessions were well received by the audience. We had a wide international participation with people from many different EU countries as well as scholars from non-EU countries.