Annual Report 2015, Budapest
This year we had a slight reduction in proposals. We had 69 presented papers of which 7 were symposia, 1 a workshop, 4 roundtables and 3 joint sessions. We appreciate that the number of workshops and roundtables increase since the members want more dialogue during sessions. Our impression is so far that many of the sessions in Budapest had good attendance and were of good quality. Our rejection rate is 17% which is 3 % more than for the conference as a whole. We have a clear mission to raise standards and we can see that happen, both in relation to proposals and presentations. As usual the theme within the leadership perspective varies.
Many of our members return yearly. Within the network smaller networks take the chance to meet. The International Successful School Principal Project ISSPP has combined their meetings with ECER for the last three years which means that we have an increasing number of scholars from all over the world that attend the conference.
We tried to arrange a school visit prior to the conference but it was challenging to get the right response from the Hungarian schools so we needed to cancel the visit in the last minute.