Informative Links in the Field of Extended Education

On this page, we will share informative links about the research field of extended education. You can find current research in the field, important associations and institutions as well as upcoming conferences.

Please contact us in case you have information about any development in this field, such as new research projects, conferences, other scientific events as well as institutions and associations working in this field.

Conferences and Events

Extended Education - Practice, Theories and Activities in Stockholm, Sweden

From September 26-28, 2019, the second WERA-IRN EXTENDED EDUCATION conference is going to take place in Stockholm, Sweden. We invite an academic dialogue that aims at comparing and challenging concepts of child/youth and children’s and youth’s well-being, everyday activities, norms and affirmation to life among different countries and cultures. Participants will provide insights as they analyze fundamental elements of extended education worldwide, point out possible ways to develop the practices and activities from different perspectives, and suggest the specific theoretical and methodological approaches needed to promote research in this field. Read more.

WERA Focal Meeting: Future of Democracy and Education: Realizing Equity and Social Justice Worldwide in Tokyo, Japan

The WERA 2019 Focal Meeting will be held in Tokyo, Japan from 5th to 8th August 2019. The main theme of the meeting will be “Future of Democracy and Education: Realizing Equity and Social Justice Worldwide” and prominent scholars dealing with this topic in their educational researches have been invited as keynote speakers. The meeting will consist of a program of paper and symposia sessions on topics of world-wide scope. In general, the WERA Focal Meeting seeks to feature research that includes more than one country or is comparative, cross-cultural, international, or transnational in conceptualization, scope, or design. Read more.

Research Projects

EduCare-TaSe – All-Day School and School Succes?

A longitudinal study about students in all-day schools and their attending of extended education in German-speaking Switzerland. It focuses especially on the influence of extended education programs on children at risk.

StEG – Study on the Development of All-Day Schools

A research program focusing on the evaluation and future development of all-day schools in Germany. A main aspect of the study is the question, how all-day schools can contribute to individual support of students.

Effects of organized leisure activities on the transition into vocational training

This quantitative longitudinal survey aims at analyzing positive effects of organized leisure activities on work related personal and social resources as well as on the transition into vocational training among youth at the end of their lower/middle secondary school career in Germany. Further objectives are identifying leisure types and analyzing selective effects of sociodemographic background indicators on the usage of organized leisure activities. The 4-year study is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).


Does Finland Hold a Key to Unlocking the American Education System?

Dr. Gil Noam reports about his trip to Finland's Ministry of Education and Culture. There, he could learn about the recent changes in Finland's educational system. In brief, the educational curricula moved toward interdisciplinary learning and more cooperation between schools and extracurricular educational organizations. Read more.