Vol. 25 No. 1 (2024): Current Issues in Education’s Spring Issue

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Welcome to the Spring issue of Current Issues in Education, where we embark on a journey through the dynamic landscape of contemporary educational research. In this edition, we are delighted to present a collection of insightful papers that delve into critical topics shaping the field of education today.

As we navigate the complexities of education, one recurring theme that emerges from our exploration is the pursuit of equity and social justice. From examining the limitations in education in regards to developing the possible selves of young Black men through Hip Hop-based education (Robinson, 2024) to identifying barriers to parental involvement in early childhood education (Wildmon et al., 2024) or beginning teachers’struggles in regards to students’ and their own social-emotional development and needs (Martin, 2024), the papers in this issue underscore the importance of ensuring equitable access to quality education for all learners. Through rigorous inquiry, the authors shed light on the challenges faced by marginalized communities and advocate for inclusive practices that empower every student.

Another prominent theme that permeates the research presented here is the need for adaptability and resilience in education. Whether it is navigating the transformation of courses between different modalities in higher education (Bernauer et al., 2024) or responding to the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic (Scheopner Torres & D’Souza, 2024), educators and institutions must be flexible and innovative to meet learners' evolving needs, which are changing rapidly due to broader societal demands (e.g., Caddy & Sandilands, 2019).The papers in this issue provide valuable insights that can help in building resilient educational systems capable of withstanding 21st-century challenges and re-emphasize the importance of communities, both those of practice and local, in shaping the experiences of teachers and students. 

As lead editors, we extend our gratitude to the authors for their dedication to advancing knowledge in the field of education. We also express appreciation to the reviewers and editorial team for their meticulous attention to detail and commitment to academic excellence.

We invite you to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of research presented in this issue, engage with the findings and insights, and join us in the ongoing dialogue surrounding the future of education. Together, let us work towards building a more equitable, resilient, and inclusive educational landscape for generations to come.

Warm regards,

Tipsuda Chaomuangkhong and Bregje van Geffen

Lead Editors of Current Issues in Education



Bernauer, J.A., Fuller, R.G., & Cassels, A.M. (2024). Transforming courses across teaching modalities in higher education. Current Issues in Education, 25(1). https://doi.org/10.14507/cie.vol25iss1.2157

Caddy, J., & Sandilands, R. (2019). Analytical Framework for Case Study Collection Effective Learning Environments. OECD.

Martin, P.C. (2024). Teacher SEL Space: Addressing Beginning Teachers’ Social Emotionalm Learning in a Support Group Structure. Current Issues in Education, 25(3). https://doi.org/10.14507/cie.vol25iss1.2186

Robinson, S. R. (2024). Hip Hop, social reproduction, and the possible selves of young Black men. Current Issues in Education, 25(1).  https://doi.org/10.14507/cie.vol25iss1.2143

Scheopner Torres, A., & D’Souza, L. A. (2024). Pipeline disruption: The impact of COVID-19 on the next generation of teachers. Current Issues in Education, 25(1). https://doi.org/10.14507/cie.vol25iss1.2125

Wildmon, M.E., Anthony, K.V., & Kamau, Z.J. (2024). Identifying and navigating the barriers of parental involvement in early childhood education. Current Issues in Education, 25(1).  https://doi.org/10.14507/cie.vol25iss1.2146

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Published: 2024-04-09