Encounters in Theory and History of Education / Rencontres en Théorie et Histoire de l'Éducation is an interdisciplinary journal that serves as a forum to present and discuss theory and history of education in a global space, encouraging an intellectual-inquiry perspective. It welcomes papers that are methodologically and historiologically reflective or have a critical perspective, and which could open new lines of thought or ways of approaching knowledge.

The journal is indexed in the following databases: Web Of Science Core Collection (ESCI), IBSS: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, EBSCO Education Source, DOAJ- Directory of Open Access Journals, DIALNET, DICE and LATINDEX 

The journal is evaluated in CARHUS PLUS+ (Group C), CIRC-Clasificación Integrada de Revistas Científicas, and MIAR (2016)-Matriz de Información para el Análisis de Revistas: 9.7/10.

Since its origins in 2000, Encounters has had a transnational character and in line with its history, publishes papers either in Spanish, English, or French and welcomes contributions from scholars working in Spain and Latin America. Encounters began in 2000 as a journal that attempted to generate a dialogue among educational researchers from Canada, Spain and Latin America in light of internationalization and economic globalization. Rosa Bruno-Jofré (Queen’s University) and Gonzalo Jover Olmeda (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) were co-founding editors. Until 2011, the journal was co-sponsored by the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University and the Department of Theory and History of Education, Faculty of Education, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Since 2011, it has been solely sponsored by the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University, where it has been located since its origins, and is the journal of the interdisciplinary research group: Theory and History of Education International Research Group.

Queen’s University and the Theory and History of Education Research Group is pleased to announce that Encounter in Theory and History of Education has been accepted for indexing in the Emerging Sources Citation Index, a new edition of Web of ScienceTM. Content in this index is under consideration by Thomson Reuters to be accepted in the Science Citation Index ExpandedTM, the Social Sciences Citation Index®. The quality and depth of content Web of Science offers to research, authors, publishers, and institutions sets in apart from other search databases. The inclusion of Encounters in Theory and History of Education in the Emerging Sources Citation Index demonstrates our dedication to providing the most relevant and influential Theory and History of Education content to our community.


Two New Books and An Upcoming Conference of interest to readers of Encounters


Encounters in Theory and History of Education is excited to annoince the recent publication of two edited volumes spearheaded by members of our Editorial Team:

1.  Catholic Education in the Wake of Vatican II, edited by Rosa Bruno-Jofré and Jon Igelmo Zaldívar, is now available from the University of Toronto Press. 

2.  Vatican II and Beyond: The Changing Mission and Identity of Canadian Women Religious, written by Rosa Bruno-Jofré, Heidi MacDonald, and Elizabeth M. Smyth, is in the Fall Catalogue of McGill-Queen's University Press.

Both books explore the impact and context of the Second Vatican Council, but in very different ways.


We would also like to bring an upcoming conferences to the attention of our readers. 

1. The 40th annual  meeting of the International Standing Conference for the History of Education (ISCHE) will be held from August 29th to September 1st, 2018 in Berlin, Germany on the campus of Humboldt University Berlin.  The Call for Papers is currently open for submission, and is available in ISCHE's four official languages (English, French, Spanish and German).  The Call for Papers can be found here, and the deadline for submissions is January 31, 2018


Encounters is migrating to OJS 3


Queen’s University, the host institution for our journal, Encounters in Theory and History of Education, is shortly migrating to a new version of Open Journal Systems, the software supporting our journal.  This version is significantly different from its predecessor and brings a number of rich enhancements to features and functionalities potentially enhancing both the reader and author experience of the digital journal.

Most notably, the new version brings a cleaner looks and feel with streamlined registration and editorial processes.

We will be switching over to the new version towards the end of May, 2017


See:  What's New in OJS 3: Top Tips for Your Authors


Any questions about this upgrade? Contact Rosarie Coughlan, Queen’s OJS Administrator: ojs@queensu.ca

Call for papers Vol 18 (2017)


The Vol. 18 (2017) of Encounters in Theory and History of Education will be devoted to Opening spaces of transformation across time and space : "unsettling" pedagogies at the intersection with Catholicism


Call for submissions for new section on digital methods and media


Digital research methods (i.e. the use of digital technology to collect and/or analyze research data) have become increasingly relevant over the past decade, allowing humanities researchers to formulate new questions, to find new connections in their data, and/or to synthesize very large amounts of data.  Similarly, the use of digital media has grown in relevance for the transmission of research results.  Given these advances, the editors at Encounters are creating a new section for digital methods and media, which will make its first appearance in the November 2017 issue.

We are see seeking submissions from researchers that integrate digital methods and/or digital media in their work.  Digital methods include (but are not limited to) text analytics, text topic modeling, computer-vision image analysis, GIS analysis, or any network analysis.  Digital media include (but are not limited to) software, websites, interactive displays, or data visualizations. We are accepting either paper submissions or digital submissions.  We encourage the submissions of papers that feature links to digital works or project websites, and we especially encourage the submission of digital works that can be published as web pages on our website.  Digital submissions may include (but are not limited to) interactive narratives and/or interactive data visualizations.

Guidelines for paper submissions: up to 7500 words in pdf or doc or docx format.

Guidelines for digital submissions: must run on an html platform. 

Deadline: June 1st, 2017.

For further information on submissions please contact Ana Jofre (ajofre@faculty.ocadu.ca).


Vol 17 (2016)

Published: 2016-11-29

Front Matter

Jon Igelmo Zaldívar



Jon Igelmo Zaldívar


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