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The International Journal for Research on Extended Education

In 2013, the NEO-ER (Network on Extracurricular and Out-of-School Time Education Research), which is today the WERA-IRN EXTENDED EDUCATION, launched an internationally refereed journal: The International Journal for Research on Extended Education (IJREE). It is internationally recognized as the unique academic journal in the field of extended education.

Since 2013, it has been published twice a year until 2017, meaning that there are currently 8 issues published. From 2013 to 2016 the IJREE was financially supported by the German Research Council. The IJREE involves three main sections – the General Contributions for scholarly research papers, the Developments in the Field Extended Education for reports on professional works, practices, explanatory and introductory works in the field of extended education, and Book Reviews.

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Latest Issues


Latest Issues

The February and August editions of 2021 will be published as a book and should become available soon. Please refer to this section for any news.

In December 2020, Volume 8, No. 1-2020 was published a tad belatedly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The section Developments in the Field of Extended Education explores the professional life of leisure pedagogues at Austrian all-day schools. The general section includes contributions on pupils' social learning, institutional spaces as well as development for teachers in school-age educare. Another article addresses the inclusion of refugee girls and boys in sports clubs. Gil G. Noam, Patricia J. Allen, and Zoe Brown report on STEM Learning Ecosystems. Read more.

The 2019(2) issue of the IJREE includes a special section on extended education and social inequality. There are contributions from Russia, Germany and Korea. The General Contributions include two articles concerning Swedish school-age educare. The last section presents a method for the analysis of educational processes. Read more.

In the 2019(1) issue of the IJREE, there are six articles in the general contribution section and two short reports in the development in extended education section. Read more.

In 2018, two special issues of the IJREE were published by Prof. Dr. Marianne Schüpbach as a guest editor. Both concern the 2017 WERA-IRN Extended Education Conference Extended Education from an International Comparative Point of View, that took place in at the University of Bamberg, Germany. Read more about issue 2018(1) and 2018(2).

Editorial and Advisory Board

Editor in Chief

Prof. Dr. Sang Hoon Bae (SungKyunKwan University)


Prof. Dr. Natalie Fischer (University of Kassel)
Prof. Dr. Björn Haglund (University of Gothenburg)
Prof. Dr. Fuyuko Kanefuji (Bunkyo University)
Prof. Dr. Anna Klerfelt (Jönköping University)
Prof. Dr. Gil Noam (Harvard University)
Prof. Dr. Marianne Schuepbach (Freie Universität Berlin)
Prof. Dr. Atara Sivan (Hong Kong Baptist University)
Prof. Dr. Ludwig Stecher (Justus Liebig University Giessen)

Journal Managers

Hyewon Jin (Sungkwunkwan University, Seoul, Republic of Korea)
Eun Ju Kwak (Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Republic of Korea)
Hyeon Seok Jung (Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Republic of Korea)

Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Mark Bray (University of Hong Kong)
Prof. Dr. Manuela Du Bois-Reymond (University of Leiden)
Prof. Dr. Heinz-Günther Holtappels (University of Dortmund)
Dr. Denise Huang (HLH Foundation, Taiwan)
Prof. Dr. Kumiko Iwasaki (The Open University)
Prof. Dr. Richard Lerner (Tufts University)
Prof. Dr. Sabine Maschke (University of Marburg, Germany)
Emeritus Prof. Dr. Lea Pulkkinen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
Prof. Dr. Hans Günter Rossbach (University of Bamberg)
Prof. Dr. Debora Vandell (University of California)