IDE Journal Special Issue 2020 online

Dear Readers and Authors,

A Special Issue entitled ‟Schools, Education and the Pandemic of 2020” has now been online since November 11, 2020, in: HTML and PDF.

In the Editorial of issue 1-2020, which was published in May of this year, we politely reminded our readers that we publish two issues per year, the first issue being published at the end of May and the second at the end of November. Together with the Seattle Pacific University (USA) we had planned to integrate selected contributions to an international symposium organized by Arthur K. Ellis and Elizabeth Ebersole on the Special Issue topic mentioned above into the regular IDE issue 2-2020, which would otherwise have been published in its accustomed form.

It soon turned out, however, that it made more sense to publish the many contributions to the symposium in a separate special issue and to have the regular issue follow by mid-December 2020.

Thanks in particular to the reliable and responsible work of our Technical Editors within the Editorial Board, we were ultimately able to overcome the additional editorial challenges associated with this and the Corona crisis.

Together with the editors of this special issue, Arthur K. Ellis & Elizabeth Ebersole, the whole IDE Editorial Board hopes to hear from readers and authors all over the world who have experienced the current pandemic and who have inspiring ideas for the improvement of education. There are signs that the current crisis, terrible as it is, can also act as a stimulus to new insight and action.

We look forward to further high-quality contributions: articles, essays, book reviews, conference reports and information on research and teaching projects.

Please contact us if and whenever you have any questions, for example also with regard to the first issue of the year 2021.

Stay healthy and best wishes!

On behalf of the Editorial Board

Reinhard Golz

Personnel changes in the Editorial Board

For reasons of health and work organization, the function of IDE Editor-in-Chief was taken over again by Reinhard Golz (until the end of December 2020).

Information About a Change in IDE Management and About the Next Issue

By Reinhard Golz (August, 2020)

Dear Readers and Authors,

I founded the IDE journal in 2014, and I’ve been working for the Journal since then as Editor-in-Chief, with the help of Olaf Beuchling (Germany), Erika Hasebe-Ludt (Canada), Oleg Zayakin (Russia), Arthur K. Ellis (USA), Robin Jung-Cheng Chen (Taiwan), David Whybra (Great Brittain and Germany) and other members of the Editorial Board. I would like to thank everyone who has supported me in my editorial work for seven years now through understanding, responsibility and reliability.

Special thanks also go to the previous sponsoring universities, the Society of Friends and Supporters of the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (Germany), the College of Education (in cooperation with the Institut of Guanxiology), National Chengchi University (Taiwan), the Seattle Pacific University (USA) as well as private supporters from Germany, the educationalists Hein Retter, Olga Graumann and Dietmar Waterkamp.

With all this support we were able to keep the contributions for IDE free of charge for the authors.

If I am now preparing to hand over the management to younger colleagues in the course of this year, it has little to do with reasons of age (I’m “only” 77…).  The main reason for this change is the need to have more time available for my own research  projects.

My work as Editor-in-Chief was, of course, often stressful, time-consuming etc.; how could it have been any different? However, at the same time, it always went hand in hand with enriching experiences in the editing of international scientific articles. Through this work I had the opportunity to enter upon many inspiring co-operations and form friendships with people from all over the world, and these I will continue to maintain, also because I will continue to serve on the editorial board, but in a position that better suits my current situation.

Of course, my work for the IDE-Journal has also confirmed the universal truth that nothing is so good that it cannot be improved. A certain tension between what is worth being continued or improved will remain part of our work. This brings me to the two colleagues who will jointly undertake the responsibilities as Editors-in-Chief from now on. They will fulfill this task in their own way, retaining the tried and tested and combining it with useful and interesting innovations:

  • Andrea Eickhoff Óhidy, Dr., Prof., Intercultural Education, the University of Educational Sciences, Freiburg (Germany) and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Hungary); contact: andrea.ohidy@ph-freiburg.de
  • Sophia Shi-Huei HO, Dr., Prof., Educational Administration and Evaluation, the University of Taipei (Taiwan); contact: shihuei@utaipei.edu.tw

From now on, IDE authors can contact Andrea Óhidy and Sophia HO with regard to the next issues, and I myself am also still available for editorial questions and problems in preparation for the next IDE issue, which will be published in November/December 2020.


The next issue of IDE will be edited by Sophia HO and Andrea Óhidy, together with Arthur K. Ellis. One part of this issue will consist of articles on the impact of the Corona crisis on educational innovation. These are elaborated papers for a recent symposium held by Seattle Pacific University under the direction of Arthur K. Ellis.

Another part will contain contributions that were also completed in the “Corona Year” 2020, but which follow the usual, thematically broad orientation of the IDE-Journal. The authors of contributions to both parts are hereby once again asked to pay attention to the information already published, e.g. in the Editorial of the last issue as well as in a Call for Papers.

It is extremely important that contributions are sent in as early as possible due to changes in the context of the Corona crisis and additional editorial tasks. In certain mails the deadline of 15 September 2020 for sending contributions was mentioned. In view of the overall situation, however, we are sticking to the deadline of 15 October 2020 as previously determined in corresponding IDE links mentioned above.

However, our request that contributions be sent in as early as possible remains and is hereby reiterated. Last but not least, I would like to remind the authors that the formal instructions of IDE must be followed as closely as possible.

Best wishes!

Reinhard Golz

(IDE Editor-in-Chief from 2014 to August/September 2020)

Call for Papers

The Corona Virus and Educational Innovation

Dear Readers and Authors of IDE Journal,

The world we have known for most of our lives has changed drastically in the past several months. The Covid-19 virus has spread quickly across the globe, bringing disease and death, while at the same time setting in motion a global economic crisis. As this is written, great efforts are being made to bring the virus under control. Scientists in laboratories around the world are making attempts to produce a new vaccine, cities are placed under lock down and have become ghost towns in which only essential goods and services are available.  At this point the outcome remains uncertain, and even if situations are brought to some degree of normality, it is unknown whether a second or succeeding waves will follow.

Schools, from kindergartens to universities are closed, as parents, teachers, and students scurry to develop distance learning programs. Unemployment levels have begun to rival those of the Great Depression of the 1930s.  In 1933, H. G. Wells wrote a futuristic dissertation novel titled, The Shape of Things to Come. He forecast a world greatly changed because of war and disease. He was wide of the mark about many things. This is to be expected in the case of any futuristic scenario. In his book A Place Called School (1984), John Goodlad analyzed the inadequacies and inefficiencies of schools and argued for their general restructuring. He argued, among other things, that schools are typically too large, creating environments that favor the few and alienate many students. Perhaps one outcome of the pandemic will be a rethinking of school size.

Today we ask ourselves, will the internet and other rapidly advancing educational technologies make the idea of school as a place seem quaint?  What does the future hold for education in the near term and farther on as we experience this current and perhaps lengthy Corona catastrophe of 2020? One thing does seem certain, that is, things will become “normal” in time. But what will the new normal be for education?

  • We invite you to write a contribution on your first experiences and thoughts about the ways education might change as a result of this pandemic for publication in a special section of the Fall 2020 issue of IDE Journal.
  • Among the topics are the effects on teaching, learning, administration, staffing, finance, assessment, and health and well-being.
  • The deadline for sending contributions for the special section of the Fall issue is October 15th, to be published at the end of November 2020.
  • Instructions to contributors can be found here.

On behalf of the Editorial Board

Arthur K. Ellis, Dr., Prof., Director, Center for Global Curriculum Studies; IDE Editor-at-Large, Seattle Pacific University (USA); contact: aellis@spu.edu

IDE 1-2020 online

Dear Readers and Authors,

Issue 1-2020 of the peer-reviewed journal International Dialogues on Education: Past and Present has been online since 26th May, 2020. Please have a look at the Editorial for more information.

We would like to remind future authors that we publish two issues per year, the first issue being published at the end of May and the second at the end of November.

This means for the next issue (2-2020) that the intended contributions should be sent to the Editorial Board as soon as possible, but not later than 15 October, 2020.

Please also note that a Call for Papers on “The Corona Virus and Educational Innovation” will be available here very soon, and that the corresponding articles will be published in a special section of the November  2020 issue.

Authors are requested to adhere to our editorial standards and requirements in the Instructions to Contributors.

We look forward to further high-quality contributions: articles, essays, book reviews, conference reports and information on research and teaching projects.

Please contact us if and whenever you have any questions.

Stay healthy and best wishes!

On behalf of the Editorial Board

Reinhard Golz

IDE 2-2019 online

Dear Readers and Authors,

Issue No. 2-2019 of “International Dialogues on Education: Past and Present” (IDE) has been online since  November 12th (see also: PDF Downloads).  We thank all those who have made this publication possible through contributions, peer reviews, translations, corrections, editorial and electronic work. Special thanks go to Prof. Dr. Arthur K. Ellis (Seattle Pacific University, USA), who is the Editor-in-Chief of this special issue.

Since 2018 we have published two issues per year, that is, the first issue in May and the second in November. We would like to draw your attention to the articles in this new issue, which once again underline the claim of our journal to be a contemporary forum where educators from all over the world can exchange and inform themselves about research results and discussions in the field of education and related human and social science disciplines.

We look forward to further high-quality contributions: articles, essays, book reviews, conference reports and information on research and teaching projects. All contributions will be published in English. The abstracts of the articles will continue to be translated from English into German, Russian and Chinese by our native speakers.

Please note that the two annual deadlines for sending articles are 31 March for the first issue and 15 October for the second.

For editorial planning reasons, we highly appreciate authors submitting the titles of intended articles to the editorial board as early as possible before the deadlines for articles and request them to strictly adhere to our editorial standards and requirements when producing their articles.

We will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our journal.

All the best!

On behalf of the Editorial Board.

Reinhard Golz

Issue 1-2019 online

Dear Readers and Authors,

Issue No. 1-2019 of “International Dialogues on Education: Past and Present” has now been online since May 27th. We thank all those who made the publication of this issue possible through contributions, peer reviews, translations, corrections, editorial and electronic-technical work. And again we thank our cooperation partners and sponsors for their continued support.

In the interest of further profiling, making editorial work more effective and concentrating on high quality contributions from different scientific traditions, we started with 2 issues in 2018 instead of, as before, 3 issues. Generally, the first issue will be published at the end of May and the second at the end of November each year. As you can see, we are – as promised – punctual and would like to draw your attention to the new issue.

The articles in this issue demonstrate in their own special way the claim of our international journal to be a contemporary forum in which educational scientists and pedagogical practitioners can inform and exchange information about research results and discussions in the field of education and related human and social science disciplines.

We look forward to further high-quality contributions: articles, essays, book reviews, conference reports and information on research and teaching projects. All contributions will be published in English. The abstracts of the articles will continue to be translated from English into German, Russian and (simplified and traditional) Chinese by native speakers.

We ask authors to note that in the future the two annual deadlines for sending the articles are March 31st for the first issue, or October 15th for the second issue. For editorial planning reasons it is also recommended that the titles of the intended contributions be submitted to the Editorial Board as early as possible before the deadlines for the articles.

Authors are requested to strictly adhere to our editorial standards and requirements.

We wish you all the best!

Reinhard Golz – on behalf of the Editorial Board

Symposium Announcement

Dear readers and authors of our online journal,

We would like to draw your attention to this international symposium organized by our cooperation partner Seattle Pacific University (spu.edu).

Liebe LeserInnen und AutorInnen unseres Online-Journals,

wir möchten Sie auf dieses internationale Symposium aufmerksam machen. Es wird organisiert von unserem Kooperationspartner Seattle Pacific University (spu.edu).

本网络杂志的亲爱的读者和作者朋友们,

我们想提请您注意我们的合作伙伴西雅图太平洋大学(spu.edu)组织的国际研讨会。

Уважаемые читатели и авторы нашего онлайн-журнала,

Информируем Вас о данном международном симпозиуме , организатором которого выступает наш партнер – Тихоокеанский университет Сиэтла (spu.edu).


Educational Innovations in Countries around the World

International Symposium
June 25-27, 2019 at Seattle Pacific University, Seattle (USA)

Join World-Changing Thinkers and Innovators in Education

We would like to invite you to participate in this academic gathering of scholars from around the world. We will meet in the beautiful Pacific Rim city of Seattle, with an afternoon spent on Whidbey Island, off the coast of Washington State. The Symposium is supported by SPU, the School of Education, the Center for Global Curriculum Studies, and grants from the Henry Jackson School of International Studies of the University of Washington.

The theme of Educational Innovation resonates increasingly well in our rapidly changing technological age. Traditional assumptions are brought into question, and in some case swept aside. Change affects all levels from pre-school and kindergarten through post-graduate university. Age-old models of teaching and learning are challenged. Access to information moves quickly from centrally-located fixed sources we have taken for granted, including schools, libraries, and universities to web-based sources bound neither by time nor distance. The print medium, five centuries old, gives way to digital sources. Journals change from print to electronic form. These are exciting times to be involved in education. But some things do not change, for example, the need to come together as colleagues to share insights and vision. One of the great collateral outcomes of our many prior symposiums is the creation of lasting friendships among scholars across the globe. As we meet together and form a community over three days’ time, we build a lasting social/moral fabric of dedicated friends who share a common interest in the betterment of educational opportunity for the coming generations.

We welcome papers from all facets of educational innovation, including the following: higher education; public and private school education; digital education; distance learning; curriculum studies; teaching and learning; assessment and testing; educational administration; educational psychology, philosophy, anthropology, and sociology; special education; counselor education; comparative education; global education; economics of education; second language learning; history of education; student mobility; ethics and moral education; future studies; and more…

Registration and abstract submissions

Please register and submit the abstract of your presentation to Stephanie Tichelaar, our Program Manager, at stephmichelle@spu.edu .

Your abstract should contain your name and position, paper title, key terms, and no more than 300 words. The deadline for abstracts is March 30th, 2019. Abstracts are reviewed for acceptance in the order in which they are submitted, and applicants will be notified of our decision within one week of our receipt of your submission.

See more information in: https://stephmichelle9.wixsite.com/symposium

Warm regards,

Arthur K. Ellis
Professor of Education; Director of the Center for Global Curriculum Studies; Seattle Pacific University
http://spu.edu/

Issue 2-2018 online

Dear Readers and Authors,

Issue 2-2018 of our peer reviewed journal “International Dialogues on Education: Past and Present” has now been online since November 27th, 2018. This issue aims in particular at discussing historical and current developments in pedagogical and social science research and thus literally lives up to its title.

The first three articles deal in particular with historical-comparative aspects of education. This is followed by three articles that focus more on current pedagogical and research methodology issues. In a final section you will find reviews of books published in 2018.

“International Dialogues on Education: Past and Present” will continue to maintain a broad thematic focus on educational developments from historical, international and comparative perspectives. Furthermore, not only educational scientists and practitioners can exchange information about their research results, but also representatives of related fields in the human and social sciences.

We publish articles that are scientifically verifiable, permeated by humanistic, democratic values, social responsibility, respect for autonomy, diversity and the dignity of individuals, groups and communities. Our editorial team stands for liberal, independent educational research and publication activity and against the unrestrained commercialization of access to scientific publications. Despite rising production costs for the further development of the design, the expansion of our globally operating IDE team, etc., the editorial work remains free of charge for the authors.

We publish two issues per year; the first is published at the end of May and the second at the end of November. This means for the next issue:

  • For editorial planning reasons, it is recommended that the provisional titles of the intended contributions for issue 1-2019 be submitted to the Editorial Board as early as possible, but no later than 15 March 2019.
  • The deadline for sending the complete articles is 15 April 2019.
  • Authors are requested to strictly adhere to our editorial standards and requirements (see: www.ide-journal.org/instructions-to-contributors/)

We look forward to further high-quality contributions: articles, essays, book reviews, conference reports and information on research and teaching projects.

Reinhard Golz – on behalf of the Editorial Board

Issue 1-2018 online

Dear Readers and Authors,

Issue 1-2018 of “International Dialogues on Education: Past and Present” has now been online since May 27th, 2018. This issue consists of contributions by educationalists from Austria, Belarus, Colombia, Germany, Russia, Switzerland, and the USA. Some papers deal with challenges of inclusive and integrative education in the context of migration and cultural diversity, and aspects of modern teacher training. Some authors analyze national and international comparative methods and structures for the education of young pedagogues, and others demonstrate pedagogical problems and innovative strategies for the transition from kindergarten education to school-based learning. Finally, out-of-school educational policy and pedagogical activities to overcome serious areas of social conflict are discussed.

Here are some aspects of our future editorial policy:

  • We will continue to maintain a broad thematic focus on educational developments from historical, international and comparative perspectives. Furthermore, not only educational scientists and practitioners can exchange information about their research results, but also representatives of related fields of human and social sciences. We publish articles that are scientifically verifiable, permeated by humanistic, democratic values, social responsibility, respect for the autonomy, diversity and dignity of individuals, groups and communities.
  • We stand for liberal, independent educational research and publication activity and against unrestrained commercialization of access to scientific publications. Despite rising production costs for the further development of the design, the expansion of our globally operating IDE team, etc., the entire editorial work remains free of charge for the authors.
  • In view of the journal’s increasing global orientation, the contributions (articles, book reviews, descriptions of research or teaching projects etc.) will only be published in English from this issue onward. The abstracts of the articles will continue to be translated from English into German and Russian and from 2018 also into Chinese by the editorial board.
  • In addition to the existing indexations (DOAJ, ROAD, SSOAR, ECB, FIS, Gesis Sowiport, DBS and others), our journal will also be indexed in other platforms. In this context, relevant discussions about indexation will be considered, such as in:  www.projekt-deal.de/about-deal/.
  • In the interest of concentrating on high-quality articles, we will be publishing two issues per year from 2018 instead of three as before. The first issue will be published at the end of June and the second at the end of November each year. We inform you about the deadlines well in advance, e.g. in our NEWS.

Reinhard Golz – on behalf of the Editorial Board