is the dedicated website for the call for papers and for registration for the 14-17 September 2017 26th ENIRDELM conference to be held in Krakow, Poland. Thanks to Roman Dorczak and his conference team for an attractive site that will be expanded as final details of the conference programme and keynote speakers emerge. We look forward to receiving your proposals for contributions to the conference theme:
“Leading and Managing for Development”
Dear fellow ENIRDELMers,
We hope that you are all well and looking forward to a restful and relaxing Easter. We would like to draw your attention to our call for papers. As you all know our 26th Annual ENIRDELM conference will take place in Kraków, Poland on the 14th -16th of September, 2017. Our theme this year is ‘Leading and Managing for Development’. The conference will enable participants from all areas of education to meet and share their work in a supportive environment. We hope to showcase learning in the following sub-topics:
- Understanding educational development in your country, region or school.
- What the development set out to achieve?
- How the development played out at different levels (individual, group, organizational, social, global, etc.).
- Collaboration between different stakeholders to ensure development.
- Changing understanding of development in our different contexts.
- Development and its relation to teaching and learning.
- Factors contributing to development of students.
- Leading for development in its different dimensions.
We want to present the possibility for everyone to share their own learning in this area, therefore the sub-topics are indicative, not prescriptive. If you are interested, you can tailor your topic based on the conference theme. For some practical information on the different types of proposals click here
To make an online proposal:
1. Read the guidelines which should be used in preparing the papers.
2. Open the online form and submit details with your manuscript.
Our self-regulating voluntary self-funding network prides itself on making its procedures transparent and thus our Board minutes are published for all to see. The latest minutes of the meeting to plan the 2017 conference in Krakow are now available on this website.
The ENIRDELM Board is meeting in Krakow 3-4 February to see the venue and plan the detailed programme for the September 14-16 conference in the historic Polish former capital city. The Board will also monitor other networking and outreach activity based on a report from the Voluntary Permanent Secretary.
Our Latvian colleagues Signe and Ilze have kindly agreed to extend the deadline for submission of papers to be considered for the Proceedings of the Jurmala Conference. The new and final date is now 20 December 2016. As is our normal practice, our friends in Latvia hope to have the new publication ready in time for the next ENIRDELM Conference, our 26th, to be held in Krakow 14 to 17 September 2017.
Thanks to a record number of contributions from ENIRDELMers, several of them newcomers, we have now published our fullest newsletter to keep our networking active between conferences. This particular edition features responses to the surprising political events of 2016 which has not been the best of years for the values of folks who generally favour an open and democratic diverse but cooperative approach to living and working together.The next newsletter will be published in April 2017 by which time we shall see how the changes in the complexion of our polictical systems are progressing.
Boosted by the success of the Jurmala 25th ENIRDELM Conference in Latvia, not to mention unexpected events in Europe and around the world in the last six months, we have the largest yet bi-annual newsletter almost ready for publication on 14 November. Several newcomers to our network have made contributions, and implications of Brexit and the US election are featured along with updates on ENIRDELM friends and reports from several countries. There is still time to send in further items to continue building our community and sharing our professional interests.
We look forward to receiving items any time before the 10 November 2016. Please see past newsletter for the range of sections to which ENIRDELM friends normally contribute and thanks, already, to those ‘early birds’ who have already sent in their contributions in the wake of the Jurmala Conference. I was happy to receive so many promises of copy from old and new friends to whom I spoke during the event on the Baltic coast. I hope to distribute the November edition to almost 300 on our mailing list on 14 November 2016.
The 25th conference of ENIRDELM “Leading for Equity and Quality in Education” held in Jūrmala, Latvia September 15 – 17, is over now and lives only in our memories, photos, presentations, new cooperation and friendships. Educational leadership researchers, schools heads, consultants and local authority administrators from 14 European countries came to Jūrmala to share their experiences, good practice, research results, and ideas. I want to say many thanks to the staff of Jūrmala Art School who opened our imaginations to be creative and draw an “ENIRDELM 25” painting together. This time both keynotes were held by women: Prof. Tatjana Koke (Latvia) shared with us a very personal view concerning a career woman’s role in leadership. Susan Douglas (United Kingdom) outlined huge changes in English education which are supposed to lead to higher quality in education. All parallel sessions, as usual, tackled a great variety of questions relating to equity and quality from different points of view. This year, thanks the initiative by Rolands Ozols (Latvia) we risked introducing a new method in a plenary session – a circle panel discussion “When quality meets equity?” The main panellists were students from Jūrmala and Riga schools. It was fruitful to hear young people’s thoughts and responses on the main themes of the conference.
The conference ended in the Small Guild in Riga with songs of nations, dances and huge 25th birthday cake. I would like to say many thanks to all participants for contributing, discussing, active listening, sharing and involvement and to my team and all partners who made this conference happen!
The 2016 ENIRDELM Conference in Latvia ended a week ago.
There are some photos
available from the conference. Have a look! The next conference will be in Krakow (heading photo).
The new board for 2016-2017 was chosen: Tim Hurley, Kristin Vanlommel, Signe Neimane, Sebastjan Cagran and Roman Dorczak