The goal of the International Journal of Educational Reform (IJER) is to keep readers up-to-date in worldwide developments in education reform by providing scholarly information and practical analysis from recognized international authorities. IJER is the only peer-reviewed scholarly publication combining authors’ voices without regard to methodology or issue as they reflect on contemporary issues in educational reform. To this end, IJER includes, but is not limited to inquiry-based and opinion pieces on educational issues and such areas as policy, administration, curriculum, instruction, law, and research.
IJER should thus be of interest to professional educators in and policymakers at all levels because it fosters broad-based conversations between and among policymakers, practitioners, and academicians about educational reform goals, objectives, and methods for success throughout the world.
Readers can call on IJER to learn from reading the works of international educational reformers who write about changes that have actually worked. Further, IJER can help readers to understand the pitfalls of current trends in educational reform by reflecting on developments from around the global village.
|Charles J. Russo||University of Dayton, USA|
|Elizabeth A. Pearn||University of Dayton, USA|
|Frank Brown||University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA|
|Gerald M. Cattaro||Fordham University, USA|
|James G. Conway||University of Glasgow, Scotland|
|Gregory M. Dickinson||University of Western Ontario, CA|
|Zehavit Gross||Bar-Ilan University, Israel|
|Neville Harris||University of Manchester, UK|
|Tie Fatt Hee||University of Malaya, Malaysia|
|Ralph D. Mawdsley||Cleveland State University, USA|
|Kenneth Stott||University of Southern Queensland, Australia|
|William Thro||Christopher Newport University, USA|
The International Journal of Educational Reform uses an electronic submission and review process. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ref.
Manuscripts, which should be between 6,000-7,000 words, including references, should adhere to the format of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Edition). Please double space text and references while placing tables and figures appearing on separate pages. Please present figures and table in electronic, final format. All manuscripts must include a 100-to-150-word abstract and a 50-word (or fewer) biographical statement for each author.
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