International Research Virtual Special Issue of Theory & Research in Social Education
What a difference globalization makes! Electronic technologies have transformed communication and international conferences, and journals have created a global academy of shared scholarship across many parts of the world. Today we can learn from researchers in other countries and collaborate on common issues to expand knowledge in the social studies.
Journals in our field have responded to these changes in their selection of articles. According to Wayne Journell, Editor of Theory & Research in Social Education (TRSE), approximately 30% of the manuscripts submitted to TRSE are from scholars in nations other than the United States. In recognition of the significance of the contributions that scholars in other world regions are making to our field, he has selected six previously published articles for this special virtual issue. This scholarship from Singapore, Sweden, the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, and Canada enhances our field with different theoretical perspectives and methodologies on some familiar topics as well as subject matter not often found in American social studies journals.
Theory and Research in Social Education is the official journal of the NCSS College and University Faculty Assembly. TRSE designed to stimulate and communicate systematic research and thinking in social education. Its purpose is to foster the creation and exchange of ideas and research findings that will expand knowledge and understanding of the purposes, conditions, and effects of schooling and education about society and social relations. Manuscripts reporting conceptual or empirical studies of social education are welcomed. TRSE is included with CUFA membership.