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Educational Studies Journal


Stephanie L. Curley, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Jeong-eun Rhee, Long Island University Post, New York
Binaya Subedi, The Ohio State University
Sharon Subreenduth, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Managing Editor

Sandra Spickard Prettyman

Assistant Editors

Sadiyah Tariq, Long Island University Post, New York
Emily Mullaney, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

The Educational Studies Editorial Team email is

Aims and Scope

Educational Studies, as the official journal of the American Educational Studies Association (AESA), invites submissions relevant to AESA and the disciplines of social and educational foundations. AESA was established in 1968 as an international learned society for scholars, researchers, teacher educators, students, teachers, and administrators who are interested in social and educational foundations, both in and outside of schools. The organization has attracted scholars who engage within the disciplines of anthropology, economics, history, philosophy, politics, and sociology of education, as well as race/ethnic, gender, queer, cultural, comparative, and transnational studies. Educational Studies provides a cross-disciplinary forum for the exchange and debate of ideas generated from the above-mentioned fields of study. In addition to research articles, the journal invites submissions of reviews of books, films/documentaries, arts, and new media; essays dealing with pedagogical issues in social and educational foundations courses; and other creative works relevant to social and educational foundations scholarship.

Submission Guidelines

Submit online at:

Updated instructions for authors and full submission details are also online at both and

Submissions are open and not subject to a deadline, unless for a Special Issue.

During the online submission process, authors must confirm that: (1) the manuscript has been submitted solely to this journal, has not been published before, or is not in-press elsewhere; (2) all the research meets ethical guidelines (e.g., Institutional Review Board, where applicable; and adherence to legal requirements of the study country); (3) the authors have prepared (a) a complete text and (b) a blinded text (e.g., the complete text minus the title page, acknowledgements, and any running headers of author names, to allow blinded review).

Suggested length limits per type of submission:

  • Articles and review essays: 6000-8000 words
  • Book reviews: 2000-3000 words
  • Multimedia: 1-5 pages (8.5 x 11 inches) or up to 5000 words
  • Essays and commentaries: 2000-5000 words
  • Creative: 1-3 pages (8/5 x 11 inches) or up to 2000 words

All article and review essay submissions must include an abstract of 100-300 words and 3-5 keywords on the first page of the manuscript in addition to entering those items when required by the online submission system.


All submissions should follow APA, 6th edition. Documents must be in .doc or .docx format only. Please do not upload PDF files. The Taylor & Francis guidelines for APA and a link to the official APA manual are available at

Review Process

Submissions undergo screening for adherence to formatting and guidelines, as well as internal editorial and external blind review. The editorial team relies heavily on external reviews. Ultimately, acceptance for publication is the decision of the editorial team.


Read Educational Studies Online

As a member of American Educational Studies Association you are eligible to access Educational Studies online. Upon joining or renewing your membership, you should receive an email from the publisher of the journal, Taylor & Francis, with instructions for journal access and with your subscription activation code. The email will come from

Once you receive the email from Taylor & Francis:

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    1. Please go to and click "Register" in the upper right hand corner. Enter your name, country, and a valid email address, and choose a password to access your account. When finished entering your account information click Register. Then, check your email. A message from should appear within 30 minutes. Please check your Spam folder if you do not see it in your Inbox. Click the link in the message to activate your account.
    2. Return to the email from that contains your subscription activation code link, and click that link. That link contains a one-time activation code which will add access to Educational Studies to your account.

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Members' Published Works

This page contains links to members' publications and is by no means exhaustive. If you would like to have a publication listed below, please contact: Jennifer Stoops


Critical Pedagogy, Ecoliteracy, and Planetary Crisis: The Ecopedagogy Movement
Richard Kahn

Invoking Mnemosyne: Art, Memory, and the Uncertain Emergence of a Feminist Embodied Methodology
Kelly Clark/Keefe

The Handbook of Leadership and Professional Learning Communities
C.A. Mullen, (Ed.)

Ethical Decision-making in Educational Administration: Leadership as Moral Architecture
Paul A. Wagner and Douglas Simpson

Battleground Schools (2 Vols.)
S. Mathison & E. W. Ross (Eds.)

The Educated Person: Toward a New Paradigm for Liberal Education
D. G. Mulcahy

Inclusion in Urban Education Environments: Addressing Issues of Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice
Denise E. Armstrong & Brenda J. McMahon

School Reform Critics: The Struggle for Democratic Schooling
Joseph L. DeVitis & Kenneth Teitelbaum (Eds.)

The College Curriculum: A Reader
Joseph L. DeVitis (Ed.)

Unveiling the Promise of Community Cultural Wealth to Sustaining Latina/o Students’ College-Going Information Networks
Daniel D. Liou, René Antrop-González, & Robert Cooper

Race, Remembering, and Jim Crow's Teachers (Studies in African American History and Culture)
Hilton Kelly

Teach For America Counter-Narratives: Alumni Speak Up and Speak Out (Black Studies and Critical Thinking)
T. Jameson Brewer & Kathleen deMarrais (Eds.)

Disassembling and Decolonizing School in the Pacific: A Genealogy from Micronesia
David Kupferman

The Gates Foundation and the Future of US Public Schools
Phil Kovacs, (Ed.)

Classic Edition Sources: Multicultural Education
(2nd ed.)

Jana Noel

Learning From Children: The Legacy of Caroline Pratt
Mary E. Hauser

Re-Envisioning Education and Democracy
Ruthanne Kurth-Schai and Charles R. Green

Black Hands In The Biscuits Not In The Classrooms: Unveiling Hope In A Struggle For Brown's Promise
Sherick A. Hughes

Market Movements: African American Involvement in School Voucher Reform
Thomas C. Pedroni

A Measure of Failure: The Political Origins of Standardized Testing
Mark J. Garrison

Contemporary Colleges and Universities: A Reader
Joseph L. DeVitis (Ed.)

Today's College Students: A Reader. New York
Pietro A. Sasso & Joseph L. DeVitis (Eds.)

Mary Wollstonecraft: Philosophical Mother of Coeducation
Susan Laird

Neoliberal Education Reform: Gendered Notions in Global and Local Contexts
Sarah A. Robert


The AESA Executive Council is calling for letters of application for the next editorial team to direct our flagship journal, Educational Studies. A committee appointed by the Executive Council will facilitate the review process and receive applications. The Executive Council will make the final selection. The new Editor/Editorial Team will have a five year term and their responsibilities will begin on January 1 st , 2020.

The editorship comes with support from Taylor and Francis in the amount of $20,000 per year to support the work of the Editor(s). Any additional support must come from the Editor’s institution (or editors’ institutions).


Candidates should be affiliated with academic institutions. The candidate may be a single editor or an editorial team (Co-Editors or Editor-in-Chief + Associate Editors) spanning one or more academic institutions.

The Editor(s) must be or have been a dues-paying member of AESA in good-standing for a minimum of 3 of the previous 5 years. The Editor(s) must hold tenure in academic institutions.

All candidates, including co-editors, must demonstrate that they have:

  1. a strong record of scholarship in an area of study or discipline directly related to the mission and purpose of AESA, preferably including experience in developing edited volumes;
  2. excellent organizational, editorial, and communication skills. Successful candidates will have strong interpersonal skills, have a record of responsible leadership, and be detail-oriented;
  3. experience working with online submission, information, and data systems;
  4. the ability and willingness to work over 12 months to bring forth 6 issues of the journal each year;
  5. the ability to work closely with the production team and other staff at Taylor and Frances, the managing editor and the editorial board.

Qualifications should be identified in the letter of application and/or in the required two letters of recommendation.

Letter of Application

The letter of application must include:

  • Makeup of the editorship, including names and qualifications of proposed Editor/Co-Editors or Associate Editors;
  • A plan for the management strategy;
  • Description of a vision for the journal moving forward;
  • Any additional support—financial and otherwise—to be provided by the host institution. As noted above, the editor(s) will be provided with $20,000 per year to offset costs. In- kind contributions from the Editor’s (or Editorial Team’s) home institution(s) might include course releases, graduate student support, office space, copy and printing support, or computer and other technology needed to accomplish the work of the journal;
  • A detailed budget describing how the time, material and human resources needed for a successful editorship will be assured.

Please also include:

  • A letter from the Department Chair or College Dean affirming any monetary or in-kind support expected from the university;
  • Two letters of recommendation confirming experience and qualifications according to criteria above;
  • Curriculum vitae (for each editor/co-editor)


Send all application materials by email to: Sandra Spickard Prettyman, Committee Chair,, with the subject line, Educational Studies Editorship.

If you have any questions about the Editorship or the application process, please contact Sandra Spickard Prettyman,, AESA Interim Executive Director, or Hilton Kelly, current AESA President.