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Volume 53, No. 4, November 2018
Reconceptualising system transitions in education for marginalised and vulnerable groups
Guest Editors: Paul Downes, Erna Nairz‐Wirth, Jim Anderson

Volume 53, No. 3, September 2018
Learner agency at the confluence between rights-based approaches and well-being
Guest Editor: Jean Gordon

Volume 53, No. 2 June 2018
Special Issue: Are Student Assessments Fit For Their Purposes?
Guest Editor: Janet Looney

Volume 53, No. 1. March 2018
Special Issue: Innovative approaches to Continuous Professional Development in Early Childhood Education and Care. A European perspective.
Guest Editors: Brecht Peleman, Bente Jensen and Jan Peeters

Volume 52, No. 4 December 2017
Special Issue: Education for people, prosperity and planet: Can we meet the sustainability challenges?
Guest Editor: Aaron Benavot

Volume 52, No. 3 September 2017
Title: Participatory Design for (Built) Learning Environments
Guest Editors: Karen D. Könings and Susan McKenney

Volume 52, No. 2 June 2017
Title: The Influence of PISA on Education Policies
Guest Editors: Alain Michel and Xavier Pons

Volume 52, No.1 March 2017
Title : Higher education learning outcomes - transforming higher education ?
Guest Editors : Joakim Caspersen and Nicoline Frolich

Volume 51, No.4 December 2016
Title: Governance Dynamics in Complex Decentralised Education Systems
Guest Editors: Edith Hooge

Volume 51, No 3 September 2016
Title : Vocational Schooling and Social Exclusion in the Western Balkans
Guest Editors : Claire Gordon and Will Bartlett

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REDCOM - Réseau Européen de Dissémination en éducation Comparée (2003-2005)

Type of project/activity:

Creation of a multilingual/multimedia dissemination network of three academic journals specialised in comparative education, published in three EU languages and supported by an on-line observatory


REDCOM aims at creating an open, multilingual, multimedia network to disseminate European research results and policies in education among

  • the education research community by creating a resource base accessible to all;
  • policy-markers, professional associations and practitioners and
  • a wider audience of actors in the field, industrialists/interest groups/citizens.

REDCOM aims to make a significant contribution to the European Research Area and provide an effective tool to support the 6th Framework Programme in Social Sciences.



Building a European knowledge society requires profound change in education and training. But change is slow and uncoordinated because appropriate information on education research, policy and practice is not easily accessible to researchers, policy-makers and practitioners across Member States.




Project coordinator: EIESP. Partners:



  • European Institute of Education and Social Policy
  • Institut Européen pour la Promotion des Innovations et de la Culture dans l’Education
  • Wissenschaftliches Zentrum für Berufs- und Hochschulforschung – University of Kassel


Main activities:

Creation of an on-line Observatory specialised in European education research and policies - a multilingual, interactive website ( designed to provide a resource base for policy-makers and practitioners across Europe. The Observatory will propose thematic dossiers providing summaries of research findings, initiate policy debates among researchers and practitioners, take stock of current developments in education research and identify new issues.

Preparation of a joint issue, "Issues and Trends in Lifelong Learning in Europe" to be published at the end of 2005 by the three Journals: "European Journal of Education", "Politiques d'éducation et de formation", "Die Hochschule".

Organisation of a joint seminar on the theme "Comparative approaches in education, a key sector of the European Research Area" (planned for March 2005). It will focus on the epistemological potential of the "comparative approach", review selected TSER education projects and elicit future themes to be addressed by the network of Journals.

Name of programme, funder or client:

Directorate-General for Research of the European Commission, 6th Framework Programme in Social Sciences

Expected outcomes, reports/documents:

  • On-line Observatory (2003)
  • A first joint issue of the three journals (2003)
  • Research seminar (2004)

For more information, please contact Jean Gordon