NFPF/NERA, the main association for educational researchers in the Nordic countries. It is a basis for cooperation and development of educational research. It is open for everyone that has an interest in educational research in the Nordic context.
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The NERA slot at AERA 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will be filled with a symposia arranged by Network 5, titled: “Curriculum Reform on the Nordic Policy Agenda: for whom and by what?”
Extract from the application:
Network 5, The Curriculum Research Network, has during the last three NERA congresses arranged symposia on Curriculum Reform in the Nordic Countries. This year we plan to submit a selection of manuscripts from the two last symposia to the research journal Nordic Studies in Education with a final presentation of the contributions at the AERA conference 2014. Three countries are represented in this application; however, the research papers cover altogether four Nordic countries (Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark).
Best wishes for a successful symposia!
Applications are requested for the position of Editor-in-Chief of the Nordic Studies in Education. Nordic Studies in Education is published in collaboration with Nordic Educational Research Association and with financial aid from Nordic Board for Periodicals in the Humanities and the Social Sciences and is directed to educators and researchers and others interested in the field of education. Nordic Studies in Education is published quarterly and accepts contributions written in the Scandinavian languages and in English.
We seek a dedicated, senior scholar with a vision for promoting excellent educational research with a particular interest towards the Nordic dimension. Candidates having familiarity with the breadth of educational studies and research are especially encouraged to apply. Since the journal is multilingual, it is essential that the Editor masters English and Scandinavian on a high level.
The Editor-in-Chief shall serve a term of five years subject to one renewal. The Editor-in-Chief has overall responsibility for the operation of the journal in cooperation with the Editorial Board and will work closely with the journal publisher, Universitetsforlaget. The term will begin January 1, 2015 and the incoming Editor-in-Chief will work closely with the current Editor-in-Chief for six months prior to the start of the actual term.
Complete applications, including current CV, statement of interest that includes vision of the journal, ideas for improvement or advancement of the journal, and possible institutional support, should be emailed as a single PDF to the president of NFPF/NERA.
Complete application is due to October 1, 2013. Final decision will be taken by the Board and announced to the General Assembly in its annual meeting in March 2014.
For networks interested in using NERA’s slot at AERA 2014. Networks interested send a proposal for arranging a symposium by AERA the latest May 15th, 2013. The procedure of submitting a proposal to the NERA board can be found at the bottom of the Policy paper for NERA page.
Professor Berit Karseth has as President for the association been a good example of the very spirit of NERA. She has constantly in her opening speeches at our congresses and in our board meetings, reminded us of what is important and why – to both defend and develop an inclusive education for all as a base for education in our Nordic societies. She has done this with passion, in good order and not the least with great intelligence. On behalf of NERA I thank Berit with all my heart for a job well done!
As new President I will do my very best to follow. Together with an excellent board, we will carry on in the spirit of NERA, to put on the table what needs to be said and done. Our board meetings have had a tendency to turn into intellectually challenging and interesting seminars. So if the board in any way reflects the status of NERA I must say the association is in very good shape alive and kicking!
Looking forward to see you all in Lillehammer 2014.
Professor Carl Anders Säfström, President of NERA