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International Journal of Educational Reform

International Journal of Educational Reform

Charles J. Russo University of Dayton, USA

ISSN: 10567879 | Current volume: 29 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Quarterly
The International Journal of Educational Reform (IJER) is a multidisciplinary journal designed to examine the role of educational reform in its many facets throughout the world. IJER provides a forum for discussions about the interrelated roles of educational leaders, policies, and processes of educational reform intended to enhance the quality of schooling throughout the world. In light of its multi-disciplinary focus, IJER welcomes articles based on practice and research that examine the role of educational reform from a variety of perspectives, including, but not limited to, those based on empirical analyses, action research, and ethnographic perspectives as well as those that examine educational developments from philosophical, historical, policy, and/ or legal points of view. IJER’s goal is to provide scholars and practitioners from around the world with a multiplicity of perspectives to enhance the quality of schooling by suggesting and reflecting on reforms to improve current practices in school settings.

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
Editorial Assistant
Elizabeth A. Pearn University of Dayton, USA
Editorial Advisory Board
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
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