Current Issues in Education

Current Issues in Education (CIE) is an open access peer-reviewed academic education journal sponsored by the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College of Arizona State University. This journal is produced by ASU graduate students and publishes articles on a broad range of education topics that are timely and have relevance in the field of education (pre-K, K-12, and higher education) both nationally and internationally. We seek scholarship that tackles issues facing our field at new levels and in new ways.

We publish articles on topics such as curriculum and instruction, leadership and policy, social and philosophical foundations, psychology, technology, school counseling, applied practice, and research methodology in education.

CIE has three goals with its published research: (1) promote scholarly thought in the field of education, (2) facilitate and heighten dialogues between educators, scholars, officials, and the public, and (3) further connections between research and policy.

Articles are published on a revolving basis within issues that reflect ASU's academic semesters: Spring, Summer, and Fall. Articles from our previous issues may be viewed through our archives. Authors wishing to submit a manuscript for peer review need to register for a journal account and should examine our author guideline requirements. As an open access journal, we allow authors to maintain the copyright to their published work.



Editorial: Welcome to Issue 18.2


Dear readers, authors, and contributors to Current Issues in Education,


Welcome to Issue 18.2 of CIE, our summer edition. We had a great diversity of publications once again in Issue 18.1 and look forward to a similarly diverse selection of articles in 18.2. The CIE editorial team is happy to start Issue 18.1 with two publications by Tadesse and Gillies ( and Chung et al. ( More articles will follow through the summer.

It should be noted that you can also stay up-to-date with CIE by following our social media accounts:




While we are continuing to move articles through the review process and, if applicable, through editing and toward publication, we are also simulateneously in the process of moving our archives to our current website. As a student-run journal, we lacked the resources to move issues prior to 2010 to our current website, which meant that they remained hosted on our old website. After a server move last year, however, the old website became defunct and so did the old links to articles prior to 2010. Therefore, we are currently recovering the articles in our archives, reformatting them, and moving them to our current website with new links and citations. This process is expected to be completed by the time Issue 18.3 will be published in August. If you are looking for an article prior to 2010 and cannot find it on our website, please send an email to and we will get it to you as soon as possible in the new format with an updated link.

Once again, I am happy to be able to report a high number of submissions to Current Issues in Education. The CIE editorial staff is excited about the interest that researchers show in the journal, but we also have to face the fact that we are a student-run journal relying largely on volunteers. Therefore, we have decided to once again implement a submission hiatus until August 15th of this year, essentially covering the summer months. This measure was taken to improve the time it takes to move articles through the peer review and to a manuscript decision.

To improve the peer review process and our time to manuscript decision, we are also always looking for reviewers. We have a large database of reviewers, largely from North America that increasingly becomes more international, which we are excited about. If you wish to serve as a peer reviewer for Current Issues in Education, please register on our website and select "reviewer" as a role. As a peer reviewer, you are an integral part of this journal and can make invaluable contributions to the quality that it provides.

Happy reading!

Constantin Schreiber

Executive Editor

Posted: 2015-05-22 More...

2014 Annual Report


The Executive Editorial Staff composed this report to reflect on Current Issues in Education's development in 2015. You will find an Overview of Developments, information on Submission and Publication Rates, Time to Publication, Impact and Visibility, as well as Participants, and Goals for 2015.

Posted: 2015-02-16 More...

Editorial: Welcome to Issue 17.3


Dear readers, authors, and contributors to Current Issues in Education,

Welcome to Issue 17.3 of CIE, which we will roll out soon. We are in the fortunate position to receive many high-quality submissions that are considered for publication and thank the authors for their contributions to CIE. The diversity of research topics and issues that has been addressed in the publications is astonishing and we believe that CIE does provide a very unbiased platform for all types of educational resarch.

Unfortunately, we are currently not able to move submissions into peer review immediately. In fact, we have a relatively long queue and we are pushing the limits given our current staff size. While we are happy to be considered as a place for publication by so many authors, we also want to ensure that manuscripts do not spend too much time in our queue for peer-review. Therefore, we announce a submission hiatus until February 1st, 2014, meaning that no manuscript submissions will be accepted before then. If we move through our manuscript queue more quickly than anticipated, we will open our journal up for submissions again sooner and announce it here.


We are also announcing editorial changes. Co-Executive Editor Elizabeth Reyes left the journal and we thank her for her outstanding service for many years. Assistant Executive Editor Kevin Raso stepped down to Section Editor due to other exciting commitments. During the coming academic year, the journal will be lead by Executive Editor Constantin Schreiber and Assistant Executive Editor Anna Cirell.


The new team is looking forward to Issue 17.3 and to the new volume 18 which we will open in January.


Constantin Schreiber

Executive Editor

Posted: 2014-09-18

Summer 2014 Hiatus Notice

To accommodate the gracious volunteers who will remain on our staff for this summer, CIE will not review new manuscripts between May 20 and August 21, 2014.  We will continue or start the review process on all manuscripts submitted before May 1, 2014 based on section editor availability.  
Posted: 2014-05-20 More...

Volume 17.1 Is Underway!

We have just published the first three papers of Volume 17.1.  
Posted: 2014-01-23 More...
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Vol 18, No 2 (2015)

Table of Contents


Nurturing Cooperative Learning Pedagogies in Higher Education Classrooms: Evidence of Instructional Reform and Potential Challenges Tadesse & Gillies (2015)
Tefera Tadesse, Robyn Margaret Gillies
An Examination of In-Service Teacher Attitudes Toward Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Implications for Professional Practice Chung et al. (2015)
Walter Chung, Stephanie Chung, Susan Edgar-Smith, Ruth B. Palmer, David Delambo, Weihe Huang
Veterans as Teachers? A Literature Review of Inhibitors and Enablers for Veterans to Complete College and Veterans as Teachers. Moore (2015)
Brandon Moore
Experiences of Learning to Teach Physical Education: Navigating Tensions Kell (2015)
Shannon D. Kell
Scaling up Teacher Professional Learning: How to Grow Teacher Knowledge while Growing School Networks Klein, Walter, & Riordan (2015)
Emily J. Klein, Reva Jaffe Walter, Meg Riordan
Using Bloom's Revised Taxonomy to Analyze a Reading Comprehension Instrument Dagostino et al. (2015)
Lorraine Dagostino, James Carifio, Jennifer D. C. Bauer, Qing Zhao, Nor Hashimah Hashim