"Multiliteracies in Intercultural and Multilingual Education: Bridging Identities, Practices and Learning Environments"
"Intercultural Professionalism as Critical Reflexivity in the Research Process"
A Network Project already planned and approved in 2018 with the title "Forced Migration and the Global Education 2030 Agenda: From educational research to policy and practice” had to be postponed due to the Brexite and Covid 19 crisis. The Preseminar of ECER 2021 in Geneva is a collaboration of the EERA Networks 04, 07 and 20.
Virtual Forum of Network 07 “Social Justice and Intercultural Education” and Network 17 “Histories of Education” on the joint special call 'Refugees in/and Education throughout Time in Europe: Re- and Deconstructions of Discourses, Policies and Practices in Educational Contexts'.
It was followed by an online Network Meeting on Thursday, 27 August.
In 2017 Lisa Rosen was elected new Link Convenor for the network.
Convening a Network within the European Conference on Educational Research: A History of the Social Justice and Intercultural Education Network
Authors: Ghazala Bhatti, Yvonne Leeman
First Published January 1, 2011
At ECER 2010 "Education and Cultural Change” in Helsinki, Graham Attwell and his colleagues from Pontysysgu interviewed the link convenors Yvonne Leeman and Ghazala Bhatti.
From 2008 - 2016, Yvonne Leeman served as Link Convenor for the network.
The Network convenors edited a book in 2007, called Social Justice and Intercultural Education (Trentham Books). This was an edited collection based on a selection of papers presented in Crete and Dublin conferences.
Since 2003 Francesca Gobbo acted as Link Convenor for network 7.
Since 2002 Ghazala Bhatti acted as Link Convenor for network 7.
Network 7 has operated since the ECER conference in Seville in 1996. The idea of the network came about through discussions between Morwenna Griffiths, Ghazala Bhatti, Yvonne Leeman, and Joanna McPake at the University of Seville. Ghazala Bhatti and Joanna McPake set about writing up network descriptors before formally approaching EERA Council in 1996. Since the end of the 1990s Ghazala Bhatti, Chris Gaine, Francesca Gobbo and Yvonne Leeman have been the convenors of the network.
The focus of the network has not really changed very much over the years, although contexts have changed. There is less money for research into intercultural education and more money now for research in citizenship education, and there is European money for comparisons between countries.