The 2016 volume of Review of Research in Education (RRE), titled Education Research: A Century of Discovery, is now available. Celebrating AERA’s Centennial, the printed volume will have an expanded size and include 22 chapters that cover a vast terrain of education research topics.
The Centennial volume, edited by Patricia Alexander (University of Maryland), Felice J. Levine (AERA), and William Tate (Washington University in St. Louis), takes a “retrospective, prospective” approach on a diverse range of education research topics spanning the last 100 years. While using historical trends as foundations for their chapters, the authors also look ahead to the most challenging issues and promising directions for the next century. The volume includes 61 coauthors and an editorial board of 65 members.
As they state in their introduction, the editors sought “chapters that would contribute to cumulative knowledge, capture research developments and findings of sustained significance, and address research innovations anchored in their time or place, which could ultimately shape directions of scholarly promise and potential for the future.”
“Pat, Bill, and I are truly honored to have served as the editors of RRE 2016,” said AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine. “We especially want to thank the authors who did an excellent job in responding to the volume’s theme, and also for being so open to the reviewers’ comments and suggestions.”
To bring conceptual cohesion to the volume, the editors nested the chapters in four thematic sections: (1) the Research Enterprise and the Doing of Education Research, (2) the Contexts of Education, (3) the Process of and Substance of Learning, (4) and the Changing Attention to Diversity and Difference.
Unlike previous volumes of RRE, potential authors submitted proposals to an open call. Based on a review of these proposals, a smaller number of authors were invited to submit full manuscripts that would undergo peer review. This model is now the official policy for RRE.
As part of making this volume widely available, AERA and SAGE Publications are providing open access to the online edition. Member subscribers to RRE, volume 40, will receive the approximately 1,000-page print edition. AERA members who did not subscribe may purchase the print edition at $20.