ECER 2009 in Vienna turned out to be a success for network 3. We organized a nice number of well-attended sessions: eight paper sessions (with a total number of 24 papers), three posters, and two double symposia (one on 'school-based curriculum development' and the other on 'textbooks in school practices') covering 12 contributions. Contributors represented 21 countries (of which four non-European).
During the network business meeting Jan van den Akker (as one of the founders of the network in 1992) looked back on the rich European variety in curriculum innovation and the work of the network in bringing together research colleagues and other professionals who are interested in curriculum improvement. With around 40 attendants in the room, we discussed several possibilities to further enrich Network 3.