Annual Report 2017, Copenhagen
The educational leadership network is among the 9 largest networks and continues to feature strong numbers
NW 26 acceptance rate for 2017: 85%, 92 out of 108 submissions accepted. This is an increase in quantity and quality (2016, 81%, 79 out of 98 submissions accepted; 2015: acceptance rate 83%, 69 out of 83 submissions accepted).
NW26 presentations included 2 posters, 4 Pecha Kucha sessions, a workshop and 6 symposia. Many sessions were held in packed rooms with well over 40 people, the Pecha Kucha session especially drew a large crowd. Besides the “classic” contributions to matters of school leadership, there were sessions focused on methodological issues in leadership research, leadership on the level of teachers and kindergarten leaders as theoretical contributions on the nature and notion of educational leadership. In addition, there were five joint sessions with other networks, facilitating exchange and thinking across paradigms
As it was for ECER 2016, the conference theme was aligned with the profile of the network (themes of reform and change are often associated with educational leadership). As such we didn't need a special call. We noticed a lot of extra attention directed towards the network which was great. We were able to intensify collaborative ties with other networks (see joint sessions above) and engage with them outside of formal joint sessions as well.