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Essay reviews are special peer-reviewed articles that examine in depth
one or more recent books of particular significance on a single topic.
Essay reviews are generally between 5,000 and 10,000 words in length.
Essay reviews are solicited by the Editors.
Cibils, Lilian & Pruyn, Marc. (2007, October 2) Pedagogy for social
justice: An essay review. Vol. 10
Morris, Scott. (2007, September 27). The University and
"Military Metaphysics": An Essay Review.
Vol. 10 No. 10
Fetler, Mark. (2007, July 10). NCLB blue: An essay review.
Vol. 10 No. 9
Scott, Catherine. (2007, July 3).
Psychology's contribution to education:
An essay review. Vol. 10 No. 8
Coleman, Linda & Rud, A.G. (2007, June 7). The change process in a
culture of learning: An essay review. Vol. 10 No. 7.
Berhanu, Girma. (2007, June 4). Black intellectual genocide: An essay
review of IQ and the Wealth of Nations. Vol. 10 No. 6.
Wilson, Noel. (2007, April 26). A
little less than valid: An essay
Vol. 10 No. 5.
Carifio, James & Perla, Rocco J. (2007, April 2). Rejoinder to Geelan:
Dancing and playing around while
and science education research goes up in romantic flames.
Vol. 10 No. 4.
Schutz, Aaron. (2007, March 14).
Education scholars have much to learn about social action:
An essay review. Vol. 10 No. 3. An essay review of
Oakes, Jeannie & Rogers, John with Lipton, Martin. (2006).
Learning Power: Organizing for Education and Justice.
Geelan, David. (2007, February 23). Rumours of theory's death and
resurrection greatly exaggerated: Response to Perla and Carifio.
Vol. 10 No. 2
Stake, Robert E. (2007, February
NAEP, report cards and education: A review eassay. Vol. 10 No. 1
Snyder, Jeffrey Aaron. (2013 April 15) Struggling to understand work and school:
An Essay Review of Mike Rose's Back to School: Why Everyone Deserves a Second Chance at
Education. Vol. 16 No. 6
Wheeler-Bell, Quentin. (2013 March 29) Ideologically misframing the civic empowerment gap: An essay review
of Meira Levinson's No Citizen Left Behind. Vol. 16 No. 5.
Lather, Patti et al. (2013 March 19) Finding One's Self Through Foucault. An
Essay Review of Foucault, Power and Education by Stephen J. Ball. Vol. 16 No. 4
Malott, Curry. (2013 March 1) Questioning the American Dream:
An Essay Review of John Marsh's Class Dismissed. Vol. 16 No. 3
Caplan, Nigel A. (2013 January 9) Language Is Not the Only
Barrier (Unless It Is): An Essay Review of Linguistic Minority Students
Go to College by Kanno, Yasuko & Harklau, Linda (Eds.) Vol. 16 No. 1
Tarlau, Rebecca. (2013 February 8) Freire in theory and practice: An essay review of
Paulo Freire: The Man from Recife by James D. Kirylo.
Reviewed by Rebecca Tarlau, University of California, Berkeley.
Mathis, William. (February 20, 2012)
The War on Inequality, Global Inferiority & Low Standards:
Common Core State Standards. Review of
Rothman, Robert. (2011) Something in Common: The Common Core
State Standards. Vol. 15 No. 1
Geronime, Lara. (2012 March 9) The Broken Promises of Education, Jobs
and Income: An Essay Review. Review of Brown, Phillip; Lauder, Hugh &
Ashton, David. (2011). The Global Auction: The Broken Promises of
Education, Jobs and Income.
Vol. 15 No. 2
Davis, O. L., Jr. (2012 September 11) Harold Rugg, the Engineer, and the Social Studies. An Essay
Review of This Happened in America: Harold Rugg and the Censure of the Social Studies
Vol. 15 No. 3
Paraskeva, João. (2012 October 11) Challenging Hegemonic and Counter-hegemonic Espistemologies:
An Essay Review of Andreotti's Actionable Postcolonial Theory in Education.
Vol. 15 No. 4
Berhanu, Girma. (2011 November 19) Academic racism: Lynn's and Kanazawa's ill-considered theory of
racial differences in intelligence. Being principally a review of
Lynn, Richard. (2006) Race Differences in Intelligence: An Evolutionary Analysis.
Vol. 14 No. 12
Preus, Nicholas. (2010 October 28) Culture and
Pragmatism in Education Theory: An Essay Review of Dietz's
An Awkward Echo: Matthew Arnold and John Dewey.
Vol. 14 No. 11
Apple, Michael W. (2011 October 18) Policy for the Poor and Poor Education Policy: An Essay
Review of Education and Poverty in Affluent Countries. Vol. 14 No. 10
Taber, Keith S. (2011 September 23) A Diverse, If Not Exhaustive, Look at What
Psychology Can Offer to Education:
An Essay Review of the International Handbook of Psychology in Education.
Vol. 14 No. 9
Rothstein, Richard. (2011, September 1) Grading the Education Reformers:
Steven Brill Gives Them Much Too Easy a Ride. An Essay Review of Steven Brill's
Class Warfare. Vol. 14 No. 8
Macrine, Sheila L. (2011, August 16) The War on Youth: An Essay Review of Henry Giroux's Youth in a
Suspect Society: Democracy or Disposability? Vol. 14 No. 7
Davis, O. L. Jr. (2011 July 18) The NDEA and American Education: Reflections on and
Review of Wayne Urban's
More than Science and Sputnik Vol. 14 No. 6
McGrew, Ken. (2011 May 2) To Bravely Speak:
An Essay Review of Jean Anyon's Marx and Education.
Vol. 14 No. 5
Zimiles, Herbert. (2011 March 25) On Making Children
Smarter: An Essay Review of Richard Nisbett's Intelligence and How to Get It.
Vol. 14 No. 4
Ackerman, Gary L. (2011 March 8) Bridging 21st Century Gaps: An Essay Review of
Mehlenbacher's Technology and Instruction. Vol. 14 No. 3
- Spector, Hannah. (2011 February 23)
The Question of Cosmopolitanism: An Essay Review. Vol. 14 No. 2. Review of
Pinar, William. (2009). The Worldliness of a Cosmopolitan Education: Passionate Lives in Public
Service and Todd, Sharon. (2009). Toward an Imperfect Education: Facing Humanity, Rethinking
Taber, Keith S. (2011 January 4) Understanding the nature and processes of conceptual change:
An essay review. Review of
Vosniadou, Stella (Ed.) (2008) International Handbook of Research on Conceptual Change.
Vol. 14 No. 1
Danzig, Arnold. (2010 October 27) How Qualitative Research Works: An Essay Review.
Review of Robert E. Stake (2010) Qualitative Research: Studying How Things Work.
Vol. 13 No. 14
Klahr, David (2010 October 13) Coming Up for Air: But is it Oxygen or Phlogiston? A Response
to Taber's Review of Constructivist Instruction: Success or Failure? Vol. 13 No. 13
Jenlink, Patrick M. (2010 October 13) Whither Standards in the Professional Project? An
Essay Review of Visions for Teacher Educators. Vol. 13 No. 12
- McQuillan, Patrick J.
(2010 August 28)
(Most) Everything You Want to Know About District-wide, Small School Reform:
An Essay Review of Against the Odds. Review of Against the Odds: Insights from One
District's Small School Reform. Harvard Education Press. Vol. 13 No. 11
Appelbaum, Peter. (2010 August 3) On Uncertainty, Doubt, Responsibility, and
Perpetual Journeys: An Essay Review of Two Books by Ole Skovsmose. Vol. 13 No. 10
- O'Keefe, Lynette. (2010 August 1) Completing College: An Essay Review. Review of
Crossing the Finish Line: Completing College at America's Public Universities.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Vol. 13 No. 9
- Taber, Keith S. (2010
Constructivism and Direct Instruction as Competing Instructional Paradigms: An Essay Review
of Tobias and Duffy's Constructivist Instruction: Success or Failure?
NY: Routledge. Vol. 13 No. 8
Maley, Cory D. (2010 June 2) Anarchism and Education in the Academy: An
Review of Amster, Randall; DeLeon, Abraham; Fernandez, Luis A.; Nocella,
Anthony J. & Shannon, Deric.
(Eds.) (2009). Contemporary Anarchist Studies. London: Routledge.
Vol. 13 No. 7
Dorn, Sherman. (2010 April 22) The Death and Life of Market-Based
reform: An Essay Review. Review of The Death
and Life of the Great American School System by Diane Ravitch. NY:
Basic Books. Vol. 13 No. 6
Horn, Jim. (2010, April 8). Caught Between Hope and Despair: An Essay
Review. Review of
Grant, Gerald. (2009). Hope and Despair in the American City: Why
There Are No Bad Schools in Raleigh.
Vol. 13 No. 5
- Spector, Hannah. (2010 March 4).
Critial Assessment of
Popkewitz's Cosmopolitanism and the Age of School Reform: An
Essay Review. Vol. 13 No. 4
Taber, Keith S. (2010, February 9). Celebrating a successful and
practical contribution to the
theory of intelligence: An essay review. Vol. 13 No. 3
Kubick, Robert J. & Mcloughlin, Caven S. (2010, January 24).
Alternatives to Functional Behavior Assessments
as "Educational Autopsies": An Essay Review.
Vol. 13 No. 2
Szecsy, Elsie M. (2010, January 9).
Banks’s International Companion to Multicultural Education: An Essay
Review. Review of James A. Banks (Ed.) (2009). The
Routledge International Companion to Multicultural Education. NY:
Vol. 13 No. 1
- Noltemeyer, Amity & Mcloughlin,
Caven S. (2009, November 19)
Evaluating Educational Interventions within an RTI Framework: An Essay
Review of T. Chris Riley-Tillman & Matthew K. Burns (2009)
Evaluating Educational Interventions:
Single-Case Design for Measuring Response to Intervention.
Vol. 12 No. 16
Shipps, Dorothy. (2009, October 22). Sticky School Reform or a New
Progressive Era? An Essay Review.
Payne, Charles M. (2008). So Much Reform, So Little Change:
The Persistence of Failure in Urban Schools, and
Kerchner, Charles T. ; Menefee-Libey, David J.; Mulfinger, Laura S. &
Clayton, Stephanie E. (2008).
Learning from L.A.: Institutional Change in American Public
Vol. 12 No. 15
Calfee, Robert & Stahovich, Thomas (2009, October 8). Galloway's 21st
Century Engineer: An Essay Review.
Review of Galloway, Patricia D. (2008) The 21st Century Engineer: A
Proposal for Engineering Education Reform.
Vol. 12 No. 14
Malewski, Erik L. (2009, September 22). Gresson's Race and
Education: An Essay Review.
Review of Gresson III, Aaron David. (2009). Race & Education. NY:
Pater Lang. Vol. 12 No. 13
Taber, Keith S. (2009, September 14). Constructivism and the Crisis in
U.S. Science Education: An Essay Review.
Review of Berube, Clair T. (2008). The Unfinished Quest:
The Plight of Progressive Science Education in the Age of Standards.
Vol. 12 No. 12
Mcloughlin, Caven S. & Noltemeyer, Amity. (2009, September 1).
Appraising School Psychology's
Past, Present and Future: An Essay Review. Review of Fagan, Thomas K. &
Wise, Paula Sachs (2007) School Psychology: Past, Present and
Future. Vol. 12 No. 11
Kumar, Ashwani. (2009, August 18)
Social Studies in the Postmodern World: An Essay Review. Review of
Segall, Avner; Heilman, Elizabeth E. & Cherryholmes, Cleo H. (Eds.)
Social StudiesThe Next Generation: Re-searching in the
Vol. 12 No. 10
- Morris, Scott. (2009, August 4).
Literacy as resistance;
Resistance as literacy: An essay review. Review of Wallowitz, Laraine,
(2008). Critical Literacy as Resistance: Teaching
Social Justice Across the Secondary Curriculum. New York: Peter Lang
Publishing. Vol. 12 No. 9.
Garsdal, Jesper & Ydesen, Christian. (2009, June 15).
The debate on educational and psychological testing in the United
States: An essay
review and outsider perspective with some philosophical musings.
Review of Madaus, George; Russell, Michael; and Higgins, Jennifer.
Paradoxes of High Stakes Testing and Phelps, Richard P. (Ed.) (2009)
Correcting Fallacies about Educational and Psychological
Vol. 12 No. 8.
- Ohanian, Susan. (2009, June 5)
Accountability and the Slippery Language of Public Relations:
An Essay Review. Review of
Kowalski & Lasley. Handbook of Data-Based Decision Making in
Vol. 12 No. 7.
Corbett, Michael. (2009, April 27). Opportunity in crisis: An essay
review of Theobald's Education Now.
Vol. 12 No. 6.
Vinson, Kevin D.; Wilson, Melissa B; & Swenson, Crystal. (2009,
April 17). Multiple levels, multiple messages: An essay review of
Barton's Researching History Education. Vol. 12 No. 5.
Falk, Thomas M.; Rocha, Sam; & Warnick, Bryan R. (2009, March 24).
Social science and its discontents: An essay review of
Bent Flyvjerg's Making Social Science Matter Vol. 12 No.4.
Horn, Jim. (2009, March 5). The KULT of KIPP: An essay review. Vol. 12
Review of Mathews, Jay. (2008). Work Hard, Be Nice:
How Two Inspired Teachers Created the Most Promising Schools in
Fetler, Mark. (2009, January 31).
Test anxiety: An essay
review of Koretz's Measuring Up. Vol. 12 No. 2 Review of
Koretz, D. (2008). Measuring Up: What Educational Testing Really
Barrera, Douglas. (2009, January 19). Everyone pays the price for
An essay review. Vol. 12 No. 1 Review of
Belfield Clive R. & Levin, Henry M. (2007). The Price We Pay:
Economic and Social Consequences of Inadequate Education. Vol. 12
- Hudson, Kanna. (2008, December 6).
through educational transformation: An essay review. Vol. 11 No. 9
Blumenfeld-Jones, Donald. S. (2008, October 16). Experience,
body, and the spontaneous moment: A meditation upon virtuosity and its
possibilities for all of us. Vol. 11 No. 8
Rosa, Ricardo D. (2008, October 8). Savage Neoliberalsim and Subaltern
An essay Review. Vol. 11 No. 7
Apple, Michael W. (2008, September 17). Raymond Williams and the Roots
Critical Cultural Studies in Education: An Essay
Review. Vol. 11 No. 6
Liou, Daniel D. (2008, September 12). Beyond Politics of School Size: An
Vol. 11 No. 5
Levin, Benjamin. (2008, August 6). In Search of a Broader View
of Education Policy: An Essay Review of Glass's Fertilizers,
Pills, and Magnetic Strips. Vol. 11 No. 4
Morris, Scott. (2008, May 16). Henry GirouxUrgently necessary and
necessarily urgent: An essay
Vol. 11 No. 3
Childress, Amy & Rud, A. G. (2008, March 19). The university at the
end of the last century: An essay review.
Vol. 11 No. 2
Scott, Jerrie Cobb. (2008, January 10). War, what is it good for? An
Vol. 11 No. 1
- Perla, Rocco J. & Carifio, James.
(2006, December 19). Theory resurrected: An essay review. Vol. 9 No.
Fetler, Mark. (2006, October 19). Food for thought: An essay review.
Vol. 9 No. 7
- de Klerk, Gerda. (2006, October 7).
HIV/AIDS and the Education of African Children: An essay review. Vol.
9 No. 6
- Mullen, Carol A. (2006, September
Deconstructing mentoring in academe: An essay review. Vol. 9 No. 5
- Duyar, Ibrahim. (2006, August 26).
Analyzing educational productivity: An essay review. Vol. 9 No. 4
Rothfork, John. (2006, March 27). Remaking the American
Open for Business. Vol. 9 No. 3
Mulchay, D. E. (2006, January 9).
The Continuing Quest for Equal Schools: An Essay Review. Vol. 9 No.
Vanhuysse, P. (2006, January 1). Bees and foxes, spiders and
Vol. 9 No. 1
Education Review acknowledges the contribution of these ad hoc
referees who have contributed their time to the journal by reviewing
submitted essay reviews:
- Jessica Allen, California State University, Sacramento
- Bruce Baker, University of Kansas
- Blacker, David J., University of Delaware
- Audrey Amrein Beardsley, Arizona State University
- David C. Berliner, Arizona State University
- Jerry Bracey, Port Townsend, Washington
- Casey D. Cobb, University of Connecticut
- Aaron Cooley, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- John F. Covaleskie, University of Oklahoma
- Arnold B. Danzig, Arizona State University
- Gustavo Fischman, Laboratorio de Políticas Públicas (UERJ)
- Ernest R. House, Melbourne, Australia
- Kenneth R. Howe, University of Colorado, Boulder
- Patricia H. Hinchey, Pennsylvania State University
- Aimee Howley, Ohio University
- Lyle V. Jones, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
- Pepi Leistyna , University of Massachusetts, Boston
- Eric Margolis, Arizona State University
- Martha McCarthy, Indiana University
- Alex Molnar, Arizona State University
- Michele S. Moses, University of Colorado, Boulder
- Ingram Olkin, Stanford University
- Jeanne M. Powers, Arizona State University
- A. G. Rud, Washington State University
- Lawrence M. Rudner, Graduate Management Admission Council
- Robert E. Stake, University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign
- Barbara Slater Stern, George Mason University
- Karen Tonso, Wayne State University
- John Willinsky, University of British Columbia
- Glen Y. Wilson, University of Connecticut