Co-editors Penney Clark (EDCP) and Mona Gleason (EDST) announce the publication of the Spring 2017 issue of Historical Studies in Education/Revue d’histoire de l’éducation. This issue was guest-edited by Dr. Thomas Peace, an Assistant Professor at Huron University College in London, Ontario and Dr. Alison Norman, who works for the Ontario Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation in Toronto, Ontario. In the wake of the findings of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the five emerging scholars who contributed to this issue presented fresh perspectives on the history of schooling for Indigenous children. As historian Jean Barman put it in her introduction to the issue:
Each of these five articles provides a powerful reminder that the history of Indigenous schooling has been far more wide ranging and eventful than was the residential school evoked as a blanket descriptor. The question worth pondering is why we have paid so little attention to Indigenous schooling from the inside out as opposed to the top down.
Produced twice yearly with a Spring and Fall issue, the journal typically includes five or six original articles and one French language article, as well as 10 to 15 book reviews. It is fully online and available in on-demand print format.
The objective of Historical Studies in Education is to publish and widely disseminate new research and writing in educational history, broadly construed. The journal seeks to provide a forum for scholarly research in both French and English, and for Canadian and international scholars. HSE/RHÉ publishes historical articles on every aspect of education, from pre-school to university education, on informal as well as formal education, and on methodological and historiographical issues. In addition to traditional historical work on schools and universities, teachers, students and administrators, the journal explores such subjects as the history of education policy-making in Canada and elsewhere; the workings of language, ethnicity, religion, social class, race and gender; and the culture of childhood and youth.
The journal remains the most significant and established outlet for the publication of original articles (English and French) in Canadian educational history – it is the only academic Canadian journal devoted exclusively to this subject. By including on its advisory board distinguished academics from abroad, and by publishing high quality articles on non- Canadian themes, the journal seeks to increase its exposure internationally, thereby deepening its contribution to the historical literature.
by Penney Clark (EDCP) and Mona Gleason (EDST)