WERA focal meeting call for submissions

The World Education Research Association (WERA) invites submissions for papers and symposia for the WERA Focal Meeting to be held in Edinburgh, Scotland on November 19 to 21, 2014. The Focal Meeting is an integral part of the Scottish Educational research Association (SERA) 39th Annual Conference, 2014. Submission must be completed by May 15th. For more information see the Call for submissions. 

New editor-in-chief for Nordic Studies in Education

The new editor-in-chief for Nordic Studies in Education, from issue no 1. 2015 and onwards will be Professor Herner Sæverot, University of Bergen, Norway, the Board decided during its meeting in Lillehammer 6 march, 2014. The Board wants to welcome Herner and also thank the current editor-in-chief Fritjof Sahlström, who together with his editorial assistant Tuuli From made a tremendous good and time-consuming job in reorganising the journal in relation to its changing circumstances. As was reported during General Assembly the turnover for manuscripts is now around 4 months. That is an excellent achievement! The Board is convinced that Herner Sæverot will continue to work for keeping the journal in a good shape. For more information about the journal please see the documents from General Assambly 2014. For a further Norwegian presentation of Sæveret see below.

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NERA2014 conference at Lillehammer

The 42nd NERA congress was held at Lillehammer from March 5th to 7th. In his opening speech President Carl Anders Säfström addressed the theme Education for Sustainable Development. The congress had 641 registered participants.

Nordic Studies in Education Editor-in-Chief Position Announcement

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 December 15, 2013. Final decision will be taken by the Board and announced to the General Assembly in its annual meeting in March 2014.