Department of Educational Policy Studies

Affiliated Journals

Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education

The Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education (JCIE) is an open access, peer reviewed journal that is currently published twice a year. The JCIE is committed to publishing original articles by eminent and emerging scholars that take a critical and interdisciplinary approach on a variety of issues in education from diverse contexts. The journal is open to both field-based research and conceptual and theoretical works; it especially welcomes critical scholarship that aims to contest conventional assumptions about educational and social development contexts and relationships. As such, JCIE accepts for review, previously unpublished articles that include but are not limited to global education, foundations of education (including sociological, philosophical, historical and cultural studies in education), citizenship and human rights education, social justice and related issues in education, specialized curriculum studies topics, policy studies in education and politics of education. We welcome suggestions for special issues and book reviews.

Editorial Team

Founding Editor: Ali A. Abdi, University of British Columbia 

Editors: Lynette Shultz, University of Alberta; Maren Elfert, King's College London 

Book Review Editor: Fei Wang, University of British Columbia 

Editorial Assistant: Carrie Karsgaard, University of Alberta

Editorial Advisory Board

Adeela Arshad-Ayaz, Concordia University 

George Dei, University of Toronto 

Kent den Heyer, University of Alberta 

Cecille DePass, University of Calgary 

Dan Cui, Brock University 

Ranilce Guimares- Iosif, Independent Researcher 

Shibao Guo, University of Calgary 

Peter Mayo, University of Malta 

Karen Pashby, Manchester Metropolitan University 

Carla L. Peck, University of Alberta 

Toni Samek, University of Alberta 

Özlem Sensoy, Simon Fraser University 

Rebecca Sockbeson, University of Alberta 

Touorizou Hervé Somé, Ripon College

Keyan Tomaselli, University of Johannesburg 

Melody Viczko, Western University

Handel Wright, University of British Columbia

Cultural and Pedagogical Inquiry

Cultural and Pedagogical Inquiry is an independent, bi-yearly, refereed educational journal that publishes essays, research notes, and book reviews pertaining to the wide and increasingly important intersections of culture, education and the general categories of social and ecological well-being. As an important component of its interdisciplinary foci, the journal assumes the critical relevance of the cultural and pedagogical perspective as the lens to all areas and possible paradigms of educational and socio-cultural developments. And as a geographically and epistemically inclusive publication, Cultural and Pedagogical Inquiry values research inspired works that emanate from community projects, and could occasionally publish submissions that fall within the parameters of poetry, text-borne folkloric performances, and artistic expressions. Within this generalist and polycentric perspective, therefore, the journal welcomes works in critical and cultural studies of education, general foundations of education, postcolonial studies in education, comparative and international perspectives of education, citizenship education, gender studies in education, and emancipatory and hope theories of education.

Editorial Team

Founding Editors: Ali A. Abdi, University of British Columbia; Cecile M. Depass, University of Calgary

Book Review Editor: Edward Shizha, Wilfred Laurier University

Production Manager: Derek Tannis, University of Saskatchewan & University of Alberta

Editorial Advisory Board

Marie Battiste, University of Saskatchewan

Yvonne Brown, University of British Columbia

Christine Fox, Wollongong University, Australia

Ratna Ghosh, McGill University

Henry Giroux, McMaster University

Yan Guo, University of Calgary

Celia Haig-Brown, York University

Anne Hudson, Queensland U of Technology, Australia

Ingrid Johnston, University of Alberta

Yatta Kanu, University of Manitoba

Jennifer Kelly, University of Alberta

Ruby King, University of West Indies

Enid Lee, Enid Lee Consultants, Santa Cruz, California

Ladi Semali, Pennsylvania State University

Aruna Srivastava, University of Calgary

Swee-Hin Toh, Griffith University, Australia

Bing Wang, Liaoning Normal University, China

John Willinsky, Stanford University