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Theory and History of Education International Research Group

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The Theory and History of Education International Research Group (THEIRG) aims to share research, engage in collaborative scholarly work, generate academic exchanges and symposia, and produce scholarly work in English, French, and Spanish related to history and philosophy of education.

Specifically, the goals of the research group are to:

  • Conduct interdisciplinary research in history and philosophy of education
  • Encourage interdisciplinary dialogue
  • Participate in public discourse on issues pertaining to our research
  • Promote collaboration with other research groups in our respective countries, such as the Research Group at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid: Cultura Cívica y Políticas Educativas
  • Be engaged in open access publications - Encounters in Theory and History of Education has been from the start in 2000 an open access journal

 

Rosa Bruno-JofreRosa Bruno-Jofré (former dean of the Faculty of Education, Queen's University) is the founder and first coordinator of THEIRG, which was created in the winter of 2007. Jon Igelmo Zaldívar (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) is the co-coordinator. For more on the history of the Group, see THEIRG’s website.
 

 

 

 

 

Encounters in Theory and History of Education

THEIRG produces the well-established and indexed trilingual journal founded in 2000, Encounters in Theory and History of Education / Rencontres en Théorie et Histoire de l'Éducation. Encounters began in 2000 to generate a dialogue among educational researchers from Canada, Spain, and Latin America in light of internationalization and economic globalization. Jon Igelmo Zaldívar (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) is co-editor. The Journal was co-founded by Rosa Bruno-Jofré (Queen’s University) and Gonzalo Jover (Universidad Complutense de Madrid).

The 2019 issue of Encounters, Festschrift Honouring Nel Noddings on Occasion of Her 90th Birthday, is now available.

2020 Special Issue of Encounters

Announcing the 2020 Special Issue of Encounters in Theory and History of Education: International Organizations, Global Circulation of Ideas and Educational Modernization

Guest Editors: Mariano González-Delgado (Universidad de La Laguna, Spain) and Óscar José Martín García (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

THEIRG Monograph Series

Founded in 2018, the Theory and History of Education Monograph Series (THE) is published by The Theory and History of Education International Research Group (THEIRG) at Queen’s University and compliments the Group’s open access journal: Encounters in Theory and History of Education.

The press is supported by Queen’s University Library’s Monograph Hosting Service. Professor Rosa Bruno-Jofré is the founding Senior Editor. THE is an open access series of titles exploring the history of education, philosophy of education, interdisciplinary perspectives on educational theory, sociological historical approaches, and intellectual history of education. It has a team of associate editors and an advisory council. Submissions go through a blind review process.

THEIRG's first two Monograph Series books have been published: New Directions in Research on Education: Reconstruction in Challenging Circumstances, edited by Tom O'Donoghue and Simon Clarke (April 2019), and Vatican II and Catholic Religious Secondary Education in Ontario: Changes within a North American Context, authored by Joseph Stafford (November 2019).

Members 

THEIRG members represent established scholars and graduate students from three continents. Additional scholars are involved with THEIRG through special projects and publications.

Michael Attridge (St. Michael’s at University of Toronto)
Christopher Beeman (Brandon University)
Rosa Bruno-Jofré (Queen’s University; founding coordinator of THEIRG)
Josh Cole (Independent Researcher and Author)
Christian Cox (Universidad Diego Portales)
Mohammad Fateth (Queen’s University)
Ina Ghita (Universidad de Barcelona)
Ana Jofre (SUNY Polytechnic Utica)
James Scott Johnson (Memorial University)
Gonzalo Jover (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Heidi MacDonald (University of New Brunswick)
Carlos Martínez Valle (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Maria Eugenia Merino Dickinson (Universidad Católica de Temuco, Chile)
Thomas O’Donoghue (University of Western Australia)
Maitane Ostolaza (University of Nantes, France)
Macarena Ponce de León (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
Patricia Quiroga Uceda (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Ruth Sandwell (OISE, University of Toronto)
Sol Serrano (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
Elizabeth Smyth (OISE, University of Toronto)
Joseph Stafford (sessional lecturer, Queen’s University, historian, retired teacher) 
Jon Igelmo Zaldívar (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Public and Media Relations

Angela Pietrobon (Independent scholarly editor and Managing Editor of Encounters in Theory and History of Education and the THEIRG Theory and History of Education (THE) Monograph Series)

Theory and History of Education International Research Group
Email: eoe@queensu.ca
 

Collections and Collaborations from THEIRG Members

Educationalization and Its Complexities: Religion, Politics, and TechnologyEducationalization and Its Complexities: Religion, Politics, and Technology, edited by Rosa Bruno-Jofré (University of Toronto Press, 2019). This book is a product of a 2017 SSHRC Connection Grant, and was published with the help of a grant from the Federation of the Humanities.
 

Catholic Education in the Wake of Vatican IICatholic Education in the Wake of Vatican II, edited by Rosa Bruno-Jofré and Jon Igelmo Zaldívar (University of Toronto Press, 2017). This book is a product of a 2015 SSHRC Connection Grant, and was published with the help of a grant from the Federation of the Humanities.

 

 

 

Vatican II and Beyond: The Changing Mission and Identity of Canadian Women ReligiousVatican II and Beyond: The Changing Mission and Identity of Canadian Women Religious, authored by Rosa Bruno-Jofré, Heidi MacDonald, and Elizabeth M. Smyth (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017). This book was published with the help of a grant from the Federation of the Humanities.

 

 

 

 

THEIRG’s website provides a comprehensive archive of the group’s publications, symposia, and research projects.

Contact Us

Rosa Bruno-Jofré
brunojor@queensu.ca
Theory and History of Education International Research Group
Faculty of Education, Queen's University
511 Union Street
Room B 203
Kingston, ON, Canada
K7M 5R7