ISLDN members will have three opportunities to meet and discuss Network business at AERA in San Francisco. We hope to see as many of you as possible at these events – but in particular our Network planning meeting (details below) where we will be deciding how we move our project forward over the next 12 months and beyond.
1) Network dinner – an informal get-together at a restaurant ‘somewhere in Chinatown’. Friday 26th April at 7pm. Venue to be confirmed – details to follow, but please mark the day/time.
2) Business Meeting –
|BELMAS-UCEA Research Collaboration: The International School Leadership Development Network|
|Unit: Division A – Administration, Organization and Leadership|
|Scheduled Time: Sat, Apr 27 – 10:00am – 12:00pm, Building/Room: Hilton Union Square / Tower 3 Union Square 1 and 2|
|Session Role: Chair|
We will start promptly at 10am. We will work in the two strand groups for 90 minutes. Each group will discuss work to date and identify the next steps for their respective projects.
In the final 30 minutes each strand group will report back on its work to date and future plans, and we will also discuss future work for the Network more widely. Bruce and Howard are currently exploring the possibility of a special issue devoted to the project – and following up leads from a number of journals. Details at the meeting. Our view is that the project is now at a point where we can begin to think more ambitiously about disseminating our work – please bring your ideas (or email them if you won’t be with us) about how we can put our work ‘out there’!
3) A ‘Network of the Networks’ meeting – this will be an informal meeting of members of ISLDN, the International Successful School Principalship Project and the International Study of the Preparation of Principals. It will commence immediately after the Business Meeting, ie 12pm, Saturday April 27th, Hilton Union Square / Tower 3 Union Square 1 and 2. This will be an chance for members of these networks to discuss common issues, and what work might be undertaken to create opportunities for mutual advantage.
Please note – there are some details still to be confirmed – especially with regard to 1 and 3 above. We will email any changes – and post them here also.
The substantive work of the Network is not being presented in the AERA programme this year. Hopefully (subject to acceptances) this WILL take place at BELMAS, ECER and UCEA. AERA however provides an important opportunity for members to get together and plan next steps (our meeting in Vancouver last year was most productive!). If you are at AERA – we hope to see you there. If you are not, we are still keen to hear from you – please email us, or better still, post to this blog.
Bruce Barnett and Howard Stevenson