Network Activities

Online Panel Discussion “Building Community-School Relationships through Curriculum in Rural Areas: An International Conversation”

Network 14 was delighted to welcome 59 participants from 23 countries to an Online Panel Discussion on 10 March 2022 “Building Community-School Relationships through Curriculum in Rural Areas: An International Conversation”. The panel explored the relations between schools, families, and communities from around the world as they seek to improve education for youth in rural areas, with a particular focus on curriculum and its enactment.

  • Information and recording are available  here.

General Activities

Our Honorary Members, Linda Hargreaves and Rune Kvalsund, stepped down last September. They founded Network 14. Their contribution was essential for the development and consolidation of our Network. Without them, the Network would not be the successful network we are today. We all benefited from their commitment. We will miss them and will always be grateful for all their hard work, support and enthusiasm over the years! All our warm congratulations to Rocio, our former link convener! She has just been elected WERA’s new Secretary General last Spring.


Our network has existing links to the Australian and International Journal of Rural Education. The special issue on 'Connecting with rural education research' is due in November 2021. Among the publications of our convenors and members, let us highlight the book publications: Gristy, Cath, Hargreaves, Linda, Kučerová, Silvie & Purkyně, Jan Evangelista (2020) Educational Research and Schooling in Rural Europe: An Engagement with Changing Patterns of Education, Space and Place. Information Age Publishing, INC. ISBN: 978-1-64802-163-3. Paseka, Angelika & Byrne, Delma (2020). Parental Involvement Across European Education Systems. Critical perspectives. Routledge. ISBN: 978-1-138-47919-7. Roberts, Phil & Fuqua, Melyssa (2021). Ruraling Education Research: Connections Between Rurality and the Disciplines of Educational Research. Springer. ISBN 978-981-16-0131-

Future Plans

We are planning more online activities in 2022. Network 14 will have a special call for ECER 2022. We will keep you posted! We hope to see as many of you in Yerevan in 2022.

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Interview with Link Convenor 2019