The College’s national and international reputation for the significance of its faculty research is underscored by the continued appointments of our faculty to the editorships of prestigious research journals. Currently, four major research journals are housed in the College.

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American Journal of Evaluation (AER)

The American Journal of Evaluation is the official journal of the American Evaluation Association. It publishes original papers about the methods, theory, practice, and findings of evaluation. The goal of AJE is to present the best work in and about evaluation, in order to improve the knowledge base and practice of its readers.  

Sharon Rallis, Dwight W. Allen Distinguished Professor in Education Policy and Reform and director of the College’s Center for Education Policy, is editor.

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Anthropology and Education Quarterly (AEQ)

Anthropology and Education Quarterly is the journal of the Council on Anthropology and Education, a professional association of anthropologists and educational researchers, which is a section of the American Anthropological Association. It is a peer-reviewed journal that draws on anthropological theories and methods to examine educational processes in and out of schools, in US and international contexts.

Associate professor Sally Campbell Galman and assistant professor Laura Valdiviezo are editors-in-chief. 

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Comparative Education Review (CER)

Comparative Education Review, the premier journal in the U.S. in the field of comparative and international education and the official journal of the Comparative and International Education Society, investigates education throughout the world and the social, economic, and political forces that shape it.

Three of the College’s associate professors have editorial positions with CER: Bjorn Nordveit is editor, Cristine Crispin Smith is co-editor, and Jaqui Mosselson is book review editor.

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Equity and Excellence in Education (EEE) – A University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Education Journal

Equity & Excellence in Education publishes research articles and scholarly essays that address issues of equity and social justice in education. We consider manuscripts that are theoretically rich and/or empirically grounded; draw on a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives and approaches; and, advance our understanding of school systems, individual schools, classrooms, homes, communities, organizations, technologies, social spaces, processes, and practices attentive to different ways in which students from a range of social group backgrounds are served.

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The Journal of Special Education Leadership (JSEL)

The Journal of Special Education Leadership (JSEL) is a journal of the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE), a division of the Council for Exceptional Children.  JSEL is a peer refereed journal dedicated to issues in special education administration, leadership, and policy issues.  JSEL directly supports CASE's main objectives, which are to foster research, learning, teaching, and practice in the field of special education administration and leadership and to encourage the extension of that knowledge to other administration and leadership fields.  Articles for Journal of Special Education Leadership highlight emerging knowledge, techniques, trends, and issues supported by a growing research base focused on special education leadership and administration.

Dr. Mary Lynn Boscardin is editor. 

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