From childhood to adolescence, young people are enrolled in various public or private forms of educational arrangements outside regular school lessons. Some of them participate in school- or community-based programs, forms of private tutoring or after-school activities such as art courses or academic clubs, or they attend extracurricular provisions at all-day schools.
These activities and programs focus on the social, emotional and academic development of children and young people and are educationally structured to make it easier for the participants to learn specific contents. They can be summarized by the term extended education – a term which has been established internationally for this field of education in the last years.
This conference sets out to explore the concept and practice of extended education through different theoretical and research lenses, ranging from international comparative research to innovative and developmental projects at the local or national levels. This conference is particularly aimed to shed light on how different stakeholders may work together, especially across research, practice or policy.