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European Educational Research Journal

Published in Association with European Educational Research Association

Lead Editors
Eric Mangez Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Maarten Simons University of Leuven, Belgium
Executive Editors
Sotiria Grek University of Edinburgh, UK
Linda Rönneberg University of Umeå, Sweden
Kirsten Sivesind University of Oslo, Norway

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Education | Educational Research

eISSN: 14749041 | ISSN: 14749041 | Current volume: 16 | Current issue: 5 Frequency: Bi-monthly

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[ENGLISH]

The European Educational Research Journal has been created by the European Educational Research Association (EERA) to further the aims of the association and its members, educational researchers across Europe.

EERA was founded to promote educational research in Europe, to foster cooperation between associations of educational research and to enable clear communications with and between policy makers and teachers. EERA intends its journal to build a transnational community of scholars in and through the idea of the 'European Educational Research Space'.

The current state of educational research in Europe is mixed: some research traditions and methodologies are shared across Europe yet others are often mutually exclusive; policy-driven redefinition of the idea of research, from a place of moral inquiry into a process of technical action, is taking place; and there is a discernible move away from its location in university and public departments to a range of public and private service deliverers.

The context in which European Union educational researchers are working today is one in which the mobilizing discourses of the 'European Educational Research Area' and the 'European Research Area', combined with other 'borderless' flows of internationalisation of programmes, public-private partnerships and university alliances, are re-shaping the milieu of research in education. A challenge for EERA is to understand this process and to render globalisation visible. At the same time, the difficulty of creating a vital European research area follows from the lack of shared information about public research and national and European research policies in education. Europe is a place; but it is a changing place and also an imagined place. The idea of the 'European Educational Research Space' can be used as a metaphor for a culturally specific intellectual and social practice among educational researchers which engages, in many diverse ways, with local and global similarity and difference.

The European Educational Research Journal will be a forum for constructive dialogue that recognizes particularity and difference, that acknowledges and seeks to address the relative weakness of links between social science and education research in Europe, and that seeks to develop methodologies for studying the new 'space' of educational research in Europe.
The Journal will publish aspects of educational research which illuminates particular cases and contexts within the problematic of the 'European Educational Research Space'.

[FRENCH]

L'European Educational Research Journal a été créé par l'Association Européenne de la Recherche Pédagogique (EERA) pour avancer les buts de l'association et de ses membres, les rechercheurs pédagogiques à travers l'Europe.

EERA a été fondé pour encourager la recherche pédagogique en Europe, pour favoriser la coopération entre les associations de la recherche pédagogique et pour faciliter la communication entre les décideurs et les professeurs. EERA veut que son journal construise une communauté transnationale de spécialistes à travers l'idée de 'l'Espace de Recherche Pédagogique Européenne'.

La condition actuelle de la recherche pédagogique en Europe est diverse: il y a des traditions et des méthodologies de recherche qui sont partagées en tout l'Europe mais il y en a d'autres qui souvent s'excluent l'une l'autre. Une redéfintion de l'idée de la recherche, menée par la politique, se passe actuellement: d'une position d'enquête morale dans un processus d'action technique; et on voit que la recherche ne se trouve plus seulement dans les universités et dans les départements publiques mais aussi dans une gamme de fornisseurs de services publiques et privées.

Le contexte dans lequel les rechercheurs pédagogiques aujourd'hui est un contexte où les discours de la 'Zone de Recherche Pédagogique Européenne' et la 'Zone de Recherche Européenne', mis ensemble avec d'autres flux 'sans frontières' d'internationalisation de programmes, avec des associations publiques-privées et des alliances universitaires, transforment le milieu de la recherche pédagogique.

Un défi qui s'addresse à l'EERA est de comprendre ce processus et de rendre visible la globalisation. Au même temps, la difficulté de créer une éspace de recherche européenne qui est vitale est le résultat d'une manque d'informations partagées au sujet de la recherche publique et les politiques de recherche pédagogique européennes et nationales. L'Europe est un endroit; mais c'est un endroit qui se transforme et qui est aussi imaginaire. L'idée de l'Espace de Recherche Pédagogique Européenne peut être une métaphore pour une pratique sociale et intellectuelle, culturellement specifique, usée par les rechercheurs pédagogiques qui engage, dans beaucoup de façons différentes, avec la similitude et la différence. L'European Educational Research Journal sera une tribune pour un dialogue constructif qui reconnaît la particularité et la difference, qui admet et qui cherche à aborder la faiblesse relative des liens entre les sciences humaines et la recherche pédagogique en Europe. Par ailleurs, il cherche à developper des methodologies pour étudier la nouvelle 'éspace' de recherche pédagogique en Europe.

Le journal fera paraître les aspets de la recherche pédagogique qui font la lumière sur des cas et des contextes en particulier dans 'l'Espace de Recherche Pédagogique Européenne'.

[GERMAN]

Das European Educational Research Journal (Europäisches Pädagogisches Forschungs Journal) ist von dem Europäisch Pädagogischen Forschungsverband (European Educational Research Association - EERA) erstellt worden, um die Ziele des Verbands und seinen Mitgliedern auf dem Gebiet der pädagogischen Forschung zu fördern.

Die EERA wurde gegründet, um die pädagogische Forschung in Europa zu verbessern, die Zusammenarbeit zwischen den Verbänden pädagogischer Forschung zu fördern und um klare Kommunikation mit und zwischen Politologen und Lehrern zu ermöglichen. Die EERA beabsichtigt, mit dieser Zeitschrift eine 'transnationale' Gemeinschaft von Gelehrten, mit und durch die Idee der 'European Educational Research Space' (Europäische Pädagogische Forschungsraum), zu erschaffen. Der aktuelle Zustand pädagogischer Forschung in Europa ist gemischt: einige Forschungstraditionen und Methologien werden in Europa geteilt aber andere schliessen einander oft aus; eine politikbetriebene neue Definition der Idee von Forschung findet statt - von einem Standpunkt moralischer Anfrage zu einem Prozess technischer Tat; und es gibt eine wahrnehmbare Entfernung von seiner Stelle in Universitäts- und öffentlichen Abteilungen zu einer Auswahl von öffentlichen und privaten Versorgern.

Erziehungsforscher der Europäischen Union arbeiten heute in Zusammenarbeit, wo den mobilisierenden Diskurs zwischen dem 'European Educational Research Area' (Europäischen Pädagogischen Forschungsgegend) und dem 'European Research Area' (Europäischen Forschungsgegend) in Kombination mit anderen Einflüssen 'ohne Grenzen' des Internationalismus von Programmen, öffentlich-privaten Gemeinschaften und Universitätsbündnisse, stellen das Milieu von Forschung in Erziehungswissenschaften um. Die EERA hat diesen Prozess als eine Herausforderung zu verstehen und macht Globalismus erkenntlich. Gleichzeitig, die Schwierigkeit einen unerlässlichen europäischen Forschungsbereich zu schaffen ist eine Folge des Mangels an gemeinsamer Information über öffentliche Forschung und nationale und europäische Forschungspolitik in Erziehungswissenschaften. Europa ist ein Bereich; aber es ist ein wechselnder Bereich, oder sogar ein vorgestellter Bereich. Die Idee des Europäische Pädagogische Forschungsraums darf als eine Metapher für eine kulturell spezifische, Intellektuell- und Sozialpraxis unter die Erziehungsforscher benutzt werden, die sich in vieler verschiedenen Hinsichten mit Orts- und Globalähnlichkeit und Unterschieden beteiligt.

Das Europäisches Pädagogisches Forschungs Journal wird ein Forum für konstruktiven Dialog sein, der Besonderheit und Unterschied erkennt, der die relative Schwäche der Verbindung zwischen Sozialwissenschaft und pädagogischer Forschung in Europa eingesteht und versucht sie anzugehen, und der versucht, die Methodik für das Studium des neuen 'Raums' pädagogischer Forschung in Europa zu entwickeln.

Die Zeitschrift wird Aspekte pädagogischer Forschung publizieren, die besondere Fallstudien und Zusammenhänge in der Problematik des Europäische Pädagogische Forschungsraums erläutert.

[ITALIAN]

Lo European Educational Research Journal è stato creato dall'Associazione Europea di Ricerca Pedagogica (EERA) per agevolare le aspirazioni dell'associazione e i suoi membri, ricercatori pedagogici in tutta Europa.

EERA è stato fondato per promuovere la ricerca pedagogica in Europa, per incorraggiare la cooperazione fra le associazioni di ricerca pedagogica e per rendere più semplice la communicazione fra coloro che prendono le decisioni politiche e gli insegnanti. EERA vuole che la sua rivista construisca una communità transnazionale di specialisti attraverso l'idea dello 'Spazio di Ricerca Pedagogica Europea'.

La condizione attuale di ricerca pedagogica in Europa è diversa: ci sono tradizioni e metodologie di ricerca che sono condivise in tutta Europa, mentre altre in cui spesso una esclude l'altra: l'idea della ricerca sta trasformando, spinta dalla poitica, una inchiesta morale in un processo di azione tecnica. Si nota un evidente movimento della ricerca pedagogica dalle università e dipartimenti pubblici ad una gamma di fornitori di servizi pubblici e privati.

Il contesto in cui i ricercatori pedagogici dell'Unione Europea stanno lavorando è uno dove i discorsi della 'Zona di Ricerca Pedagogica Europea' e la 'Zona di Ricerca Europea', messi insieme con altri flussi 'senza frontiere' di programmi internazionalizzati, associazioni private-pubblici e alleanze universitarie, stanno rimodellando l'ambiente della ricerca pedagogica. La sfida per EERA è di capire questo processo e di rendere visibile la sua globalisazzione. Contemporaneamente, la difficoltà di creare uno spazio vitale di ricerca europea è il risultato di una mancanza di scambio di informazioni sulla ricerca pubblica e le politiche nazionali e Europee della ricerca pedagogica. L'Europa è un posto; ma un posto che si trasforma e che è anche un posto immaginato. L'idea dello 'Spazio di Ricerca Pedagogica Europea' può essere una metafora per una pratica intelletuale e sociale che è culturalmente specifica fra i ricercatori pedagogici, che si occupa, in tanti modi diversi, della similarità e la diversità globale e locale. Lo European Educational Research Journal sarà un forum per un dialogo costruttivo che riconosce la diversità e la particolarità, che ammette e cerca di rinforzare la relativa debolezza dei collegamenti fra la scienza sociale e la ricerca pedagogica in Europa, e che cerca di svillupare metodologie per studiare il nuovo 'spazio' di ricerca pedagogica in Europa.

La rivista pubblicherà gli aspetti della ricerca pedagogica che danno luce a casi e contesti particolari all'interno della la problematica dello 'Spazio di Ricerca Pedagogica Europeo'.

The European Educational Research Journal (EERJ) is a scientific journal interested in the changing landscape of education research across Europe. Education research increasingly crosses the borders of the national through its subjects of study, scholarly collaborations and references. The EERJ publishes education research papers and special issues which include a reflection on how the European context and other related global or regional dynamics shape their educational research topics.

The European Educational Research Journal publishes double-blind peer-reviewed papers in special issues and as individual articles. The EERJ reviews submitted papers on the basis of the quality of their argument, the contemporary nature of their work, and the level of 'speaking' to the European audience.

Editorial Board
Julie Allan University of Birmingham, UK
Luís Miguel Carvalho University of Lisbon, Portugal
Sharon Gewirtz King's College London, UK
Francesca Gobbo University of Turin, Italy
Stefan Thomas Hopmann University of Vienna, Austria
Ingólfur Jóhannesson University of Iceland and University of Akureyri, Iceland
Edwin Keiner Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Marek Kwiek Poznan University, Poland
Paolo Landri IRPPS, Rome, Italy
Martin Lawn (Founding Editor) University of Oxford, UK
Sverker Lindblad University of Gothenberg, Sweden
Christian Maroy University of Montreal, Canada
António Nóvoa University of Lisbon, Portugal
Bernard Schneuwly University of Geneva, Switzerland
Terri Seddon Monash University, Australia
Hannu Simola University of Helsinki, Finland
Gita Steiner-Khamsi Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA
Daniel Tröhler University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Anna Tsatsaroni University of the Peloponnese, Greece
Florian Waldow Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany
Theo Wubbels Utrecht University, Netherlands
Agnes van Zanten CNRS, Paris, France
Pavel Zgaga University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
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    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/eer to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of European Educational Research Journal will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. What do we publish?
      1.1 Aims & Scope
      1.2 Article types
      1.3 Writing your paper
    2. Editorial policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgements
      2.4 Funding
      2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
    3. Publishing policies
      3.1 Publication ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open access and author archiving
    4. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Formatting
      4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.3 Supplementary material
      4.4 Reference style
      4.5 English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 ORCID
      5.2 Information required for completing your submission
      5.3 Permissions
    6. On acceptance and publication
      6.1 SAGE Production
      6.2 Online First publication
      6.3 Access to your published article
      6.4 Promoting your article
    7. Further information

     

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to European Educational Research Journal, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article Types

    Original Research papers, including individual submissions, contributions to a special issue, ECER keynote conference papers, ECER preconference best papers. These should be 7,000 to 8,000 words (indicative) with a max of 10,000 if justified (not counting bibliography and references).

    Reviews should be 3,000 to 4,000 words (indicative) with a maximum 6,000, depending on the number of books being reviewed (not counting bibliography and references).

    The Essay Review section of the journal presents and discusses important books and research reports which are of interest to the European Educational Research Community (see our policy statement). Essays are not limited to simple one page reviews. They should rather be conceived as discussion papers that not only present publications but also extensively discuss and elaborate on them. An essay can deal with one or more books/reports. The indicative expected length is 3000 to 4000 words (with a maximum of 6000). The Essay Review Section has a specific interest in presenting and elaborating on non-English books and reports. Of course, essay reviews dealing with publications in English can also be submitted. Authors of the book themselves cannot submit an essay on their own work. More generally, authors of the essays should not be involved closely with the authors of the book/report they are reviewing.

    Download EERJ’s special issue procedures

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    European Educational Research Journal adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties.

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    2.4 Funding

    European Educational Research Journal requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    European Educational Research Journal encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    European Educational Research Journal and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway.

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    European Educational Research Journal offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files.

    4.4 Reference style

    European Educational Research Journal adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. View the SAGE Harvard guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Harvard EndNote output file

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    5. Submitting your manuscript

    European Educational Research Journal is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/eer to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    5.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities ensuring that their work is recognised.

    We encourage all authors to add their ORCIDs to their SAGE Track accounts and include their ORCIDs as part of the submission process. If you don’t already have one you can create one here.

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.3 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

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    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos.

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    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the European Educational Research Journal editorial office as follows:

    Eric Mangez (eric.mangez@uclouvain.be) and Maarten Simons (Maarten.Simons@ppw.kuleuven.be)

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