Annual Report 2010, Helsinki
For NW7 we had 105 submissions, which resulted in a programme of 7 symposia and 50 individual papers across 16 sessions and one roundtable. Like every year we organized a joint session with another network.This year there was a joint symposium with network 10 on Teacher Education Research and network 22 on Research in Higher Education. Student exchange in higher education formed the focus of our joint endeavour.
The rejections were done mainly on the grounds of a vague description of the research question(s) in the abstracts. The research methodology lacked details and there was the question of references which were either not relevant or they were missing. In a few cases submissions were redirected because the topic was not directly related to the concerns of NW7. Most of the rejections concerned proposals from eastern Europe. Not all the contributions programmed were actually presented. We had 7 early withdrawls and some presenters not showing up. This was a great pity especially in the case of presenters who did not bother to tell us that they were not coming, and there were people waiting to hear the promised papers. There was one presenter who has done this twice.
This year's themes were:
- Diverse teachers and intercultural education
- Mobile pupils and social justice education
- Social justice perspectives on differences and marginalisation
- Schools, stereotypes and tolerance
- Teachers'opinions on intercultural education in European national contexts
- Gender and social justice
- Gender, identity and voice
- Intercultural educational practices
- Social justice: the influence of dominant culture
- Citizenship education
- Educational inequality and cultural perspectives
- Intercultural ideals and practices
- Teachers' learning about intercultural education and social justice
- Intercultural dialogues inside schools
- Education, inequality and social cohesion: cross-national perspectives
- Schools, parents and social justice
- Preparing teachers for inclusive education in contexts of social and cultural diversity in the western Balkans
- Critical cultural learning in context
- Gender and sexualities in teacher taining and higher education
- Developing equity in schools: exploring the contributions of students in three European countries
- Equity in education: European views on school-based interventions. One year on.
Throughout the programme we had parallell sessions which were all very well attended. In many session our room was not large enough to accomodate the audience.
The business meeting was well attended by members from all over Europe and beyond.