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Posted: 16 November 2007

UCD academic appointed joint editor of leading academic journal

Dr Deirdre Raftery from the UCD School of Education and Lifelong Learning has been appointed joint editor of History of Education, a leading, international, peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor and Francis.

The journal, which is a key resource for educationalists and social historians, publishes original research and major reviews of books on the history of education. It also includes papers discussing education systems, comparative education, policy-making, the politics and experience of education, and pedagogy.

The joint editorship, shared with Dr David Crook of the University of London, was announced at the AGM of the journal board in London. The appointment will commence in 2008 and will run for five years.

“By publishing work of a consistently high standard over the past thirty-five years, this journal has established itself as a leading publication,” said Dr Raftery. “The appointment of an Irish editor clearly acknowledges that Ireland produces excellent research, particularly at University College Dublin where doctoral research in the history of education has gained international recognition.”

“The challenge, for my time as joint editor, is not only to maintain the standard of the journal but to innovate,” explained Dr Raftery. “We will respond to the international audience with special editions that draw on global research, and we will also publish thematic editions that reflect new methodologies and inter-disciplinarity.”

Dr Raftery is Deputy Head of the UCD School of Education and Lifelong Learning. She has published several books and papers on nineteenth century education.

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UCD academic appointed joint editor of leading academic journal