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London Review of Education reflects on IOE’s legacy of educational and social thought and practice

11 July 2022

IOE’s flagship journal, the London Review of Education (LRE), marks the faculty’s 120th year with a special issue celebrating IOE's past and ongoing influence in educational and social thought, practice and development.

A stack of purple London Review of Education journals, imprint UCL Press

Edited by Professor Hugh Starkey (LRE’s editor-in-chief) and Professor Li Wei (IOE Director and Dean), the result is a range of articles that critically engage with the educational and social thought, practice and development associated with IOE over its 120-year history. 

Articles published to date offer critical reflections on some of IOE’s foundling disciplines, such as the philosophy of education, to intercultural studies and diversity in education, as shaped by notable figures in the history of the Institute. The issue also explores how hierarchies linked to colonialism shaped educational and institutional practice and analyse the journey towards decolonialised, socially just alternatives, as well as the emergence of the sociology of education in Britain, comparing competing conceptions of the discipline. Forthcoming topics will cover forms of knowledge and its influence on teaching practice, the development of primary teacher education, and much more. 

The special issue is one of the many ways we are delving into the history of our work in education, culture, psychology, and social sciences, among explorations of how each decade of IOE’s existence has reflected and contributed to changes in individuals’ lives and society on a global scale. See more conversations and stories marking IOE120

Founded in 2003, the LRE is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that reflects IOE's broad interests in all types, sectors and phases of education in all contexts and its commitment to cross-discipline analysis. All volumes are available online and article and book review submissions are welcome. 



Hugh Starkey 
Editor in Chief, London Review of Education 
Professor of Citizenship and Human Rights Education, IOE

Sunbul Akhtar
Journals Coordinator, UCL Press