May 2019


  • Upcoming Activities

    • WERA-IRN EXTENDED EDUCATION 2019 Conference Extended Education – Practice, Theories and Activities, September 26-28 in Stockholm, Sweden
    • Invited Symposium at the WERA Focal Meeting, August 5-8, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan: Quality in Extended Education: Quality Concepts, Approaches to Measurement and Continuous Quality Improvement
    • Conference: Protecting, Clarifying, Cooperating. Work for the Well-being of the Child is a Joint Task of Social Work, Education and Justice (in German only). June 27-28, 2019, Bern, Switzerland
  • International Journal of Research on Extended Education (IJREE)

  • Publications

    • Extended Education from an International Comparative Point of View (Conference Volume edited by Prof. Dr. Marianne Schuepbach and Dr. Nanine Lilla) will be published in summer 2019.
    • International Developments in Research on Extended Education: Perspectives on extracurricular activities, after-school programs, and all-day schools (edited by Prof. Dr. Sang Hoon Bae, Prof. Dr. Joseph L. Mahoney, Prof. Dr. Sabine Maschke, and Prof. Dr. Ludwig Stecher) will be published in autumn 2019.
    • Extracurricular Education of Children in Russia: Unified and Diverse (in Russian only; edited by Sergey Kosaretsky PhD and Prof. Isak Frumin) has been published recently
  • New Research Project

      • Effects of organized leisure activities on the transition into vocational training by Karen Hemming of the German Youth Institute
  • Former Activities

      • Symposium at the AERA Annual Meeting: Afterschool Programs and their Quality in Different Countries around the World has been organized by Prof. Dr. Marianne Schuepbach and Prof. Dr. Ludwig Stecher
  • Development of our Network

    • The number of our members has doubled since February 2019! Now, we have 173 members currently living in 30 countries from all over the world.
    • The secretary of our network has changed to the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Please send all future correspondence to our new e-mail address: extended-education(at)
    Please share information on developments in the research field of extended education with us for the distribution among all our members.

February 2019


  • Development of our Network

      • The WERA-IRN EXTENDED EDUCATION is constantly growing: currently, there are 87 members from 24 countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, the US and the UK

      • Sharing Information on Current Developments in the Research Field of Extended Education: any information on current research projects, important associations and institutions or upcoming conferences can be sent to our network for the distribution to all members

  • Publication

      • Conference Volume by Marianne Schüpbach & Nanine Lilla (Eds.): Extended Education from an International Comparative Point of View. An edited volume of thirteen contributions of the 2017 conference, Extended Education from an International Comparative Point of View, which took place in Bamberg, Germany, will be published by Springer in May 2019

  • Reminder

November 2018


  • Upcoming activities

    • The second WERA-IRN EXTENDED EDUCATION Conference: Extended Education: Practice, Theories, and Activities, which will be held from September 26-28, 2019, at Stockholm University, Sweden.

    • Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association(AERA), which takes place from April 5-9, 2019, in Toronto, Canada.

  • Information from the organizers

    • Change in the team of organizers: Prof. Dr. Ludwig Stecher has resigned as a co-organizer due to new responsibilities at his university. In the interim, Prof. Dr. Gil Noam is taking his position.

    • We are happy to announce that our network is constantly growing. Currently, it consists of 72 members from 18 countries: Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Japan, the Netherlands, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the US and the UK.

  • Call for Submissions to the WERA 2019 Focal Meeting: Future of Democracy and Education: Realizing Equity and Social Justice Worldwide
  • Former Activities

    • Report of the WERA-IRN EXTENDED EDUCATION Symposium at the 2018 WERA World Congress

    • Network Meeting of WERA-IRNs at the 2018 WERA World Congress