Annual Report 2015, Budapest

Annual Report 2015, Budapest

Network 28 organized 14 sessions in ECER 2015. In particular, the Network had 15 sessions and 5 symposia, 2 joint symposia. The Network attracted 84 proposals; however, it selected 41 submssions, and redirected 34 proposals (9 proposals was directly rejected). Only 8 decided to withdraw before the Conference started.

The sessions were very well attended (between 15 and 50 participants per session).

The quality of the discussions, and of the exchange of knowledge and experiences revealed a consolidation of the network. 

The Network sessions had the keynote speaking of Mihály Csákó who accepted to give a speech on the history of sociology of education in Hungary.

The sessions were organized around the following themes: 

  • Europeanization in practice 
  • Tackling and Understanding Early School Leaving in Europe
  • The Transformation of Academic Practice in Europe 
  • Space, Inequalities and Education
  • Recomposing School by Standards, Accountability and Improvement 
  • Citizenship in Transition in Europe and Australia 
  • Hierarchical and Dialogical Sociology of Educational Change 
  • Social Status, Educational Transition and the Reproduction of Inequalities 
  • Investigating the Fabrication of Habitus 
  • Skill Level, Ability Tracking and Work Transitions 
  • Circuits of Knowledges Shaping Europeanization
  • The Transformation of Teaching in the Age of Education Accountability 
  • Sociology of Mobile Students 
  • Effects of Subjectification.

The symposia covered four broad themes: 

  1. Beyond Compliance And Resistance: Actors, Agency, And European Higher Education 
  2. Assembling a Common World of Literacy? Exploring the Politics and Practices of International Assessements
  3. National Sociologies Within The Big Spaces: Reflections On Progress Of  Some European and International Journals
  4. Living and Learning Together: Opening a Dialogue on Methodological Conundrums 
  5. The Doings of Classroom Sayings: Investigating School through 'Language'.

The Conference in Budapest represented a further confirmation for the Network. The project of starting a network with clear foci of research interest, and of establishing a meeting point for encounters among sociologies of education was realized. The network offers now high quality selection of paper contribution as well as good quality of discussion and confrontation among peers.

The Network decided to launch a call for paper 'Can we live together ? Problematizing Europeanization of education' that attracted four sessions and three symposium. Joint activities in terms of the realization of two symposia were realized with Network 23. Here, the quality of the participation confirmed promising collaborations and possible projects to develop in the future.

A special issue on 'Post-comprehensive school in Europe' has been edited by Jean Louis Derouet, Luciano Benadusi and Eric Mangez, and it was published on EERJ in 2015. The Network is editing the third book of the Routledge serie 'Shaping the European Education' (Eds: Romuald Normand & Jean Louis Derouet). The Network had Mihály Csákó as a keynote speaker: he presented the history of the sociology of education in Hungary

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