History of Education

History of Education has established itself as a leading, international, peer-reviewed journal, focusing on the history of education in all parts of the world. The journal is recognised as a key resource for both educationists and social historians alike.
The journal publishes original research and major reviews of books in the history of education. Papers dealing with both formal and informal education systems, comparative education, policy-making, the politics and experience of education and pedagogy are welcomed.

The journal also includes a section entitled Sources and Interpretations, which examines historical sources and debates around their interpretation in research and practice.Special Issues have focused on:

  • feminism, femininity and feminization
  • the second world war
  • education and economic performance
  • education and national identity
  • education in Wales and Scandinavia
  • ways of seeing education and schooling emerging historiographies
  • reforming lives: progressivism, leadership and educational change

Peer Review Policy

All research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by at least two anonymous referees.Disclaimer for Scientific, Technical and Social Science publications:

Taylor & Francis make every effort to ensure the accuracy of all the information (the “Content”) contained in its publications. However, Taylor & Francis and its agents and licensors make no representations or warranties whatsoever as to the accuracy, completeness or suitability for any purpose of the Content and disclaim all such representations and warranties whether express or implied to the maximum extent permitted by law. Any views expressed in this publication are the views of the authors and are not the views of Taylor & Francis.


Historians of education, policy researchers, administrative researchers and sociologists of education.

Further information on the History of Education journal can be found at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/0046760X.asp.