Jan van den Akker

Network 3: Curriculum innovation gratefully provides the honorary network membership to Jan van den Akker. Jan is founder of the Curriculum Innovation network, which was established in 1994, and has served Network 3 in many ways for many years. Thanks to Jan’s inspiring and generous personality and proactive style of working, network 3 has gradually grown to become a robust network.

In Bolzano 2019, we celebrated Jan van den Akker's honorary network membership. Jan deserves the award because of numerous relevant and substantial contributions to the network: the founding co-father of the network, advising in future directions of the network, extending the network's collaborations, being active in summer schools ran by the network and by reviewing paper proposals, chairing conference meetings and acting as a discussant during symposia. The award shows also our appreciation for his continuing work in addressing important international curriculum issues and the provision of (conceptual) assistance to (young) curriculum researchers.

The "Honorary Network Membership" values the contributions of a convenor in the context of a network's history. Being an honorary network member has no duties, but includes the possibility of paying the reduced ECER fee available to members of EERA member associations. Honoray Network Membership is granted by Council based on suggestions put forward by EERA networks.

The proposal for Honorary Network Member is to be submitted by the link convenor of the network, with support from the convenors group and approval in the network meeting during ECER (usually September). EERA Council analyses the proposal and makes the final decision.
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