We are pleased to announce that a symposium was approved for the American Educational
Research Association’s 2020 Annual Meeting, which is scheduled to take place in San Francisco.
The panel, entitled ‘School improvement through research-engagement in different contexts’, is to bring together and discuss research findings around the relationship of school quality improvement and the application of academic insights by teachers and heads, comparing England, Austria and Italy. Considering the role that science can play in terms of school quality development, raises the issue of what ways are most suitable for qualitative research to reach out to the practice and benefit both teachers’ and headteachers’ professional development. The five papers discussed during the symposium cover aspects of this topic from different perspectives.