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AARE Book Series: Local/Global Issues in Education

Call for Nominations for SERIES EDITOR (General) Local/Global Issues in Education


Since 2015, Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) has published Local/Global Issues in Education (LGIE) ( with Routledge. This series investigates the interplay between the local and the global in contemporary education policy and practice. Published in association with AARE, this series includes high-quality empirical, theoretical and conceptual work that uses a range of qualitative and quantitative methods to address contemporary challenges in education. One or two books are published each calendar year and launched at AARE’s Annual Conference, Three books have already been published in the series, with a further text in press which will be published in 2018 and another two which are under contract for late 2018.

Published texts in the series include:

National Testing in Schools: An Australian Assessment edited by Bob Lingard, Greg Thompson, & Sam Sellar

Literacy, Leading and Learning: Beyond Pedagogies of Poverty by Debra Hayes, Robert Hattam, Barbara Comber, Lyn Kerkham, Ruth Lupton, & Pat Thompson

The Relationality of Race in Education Research edited by Greg Vass, Jacinta Maxwell, Sophie Rudolph & Kalervo N. Gulson

More information about the series can be found at

Series Editor (General)

AARE is seeking an outstanding scholar to take on a role as Series Editor (General) working alongside Professor Peter Renshaw (UQ) and Associate Professor Greg Thompson (QUT). The initial appointment will be for 3 years with the possibility of a further or extended term if interested.

The Series Editor will be instrumental in:
1) Raising the profile of the series through thinking strategically about work that falls within the focus and scope of the book series;
2) Working with current Series Editors and International Advisory Board;
3) Developing the publication schedule; and
4) Soliciting and evaluating book proposals and manuscripts.

The successful Series Editor will demonstrate:
1) An outstanding record and reputation as an education researcher taking account of opportunity and career level;
2) A willingness to work with the current Series Editors and their vision for the series, and the potential to work collaboratively to renew and reshape the vision for the Series.
3) Emerging national and international research connections.
4) Experience in editorial roles - for example editing a Special Issue or being involved in an editorial team of a Journal.

Early or Mid Career Researchers who have strong records in publishing and a desire to work with experienced Series Editors are encouraged to apply.

Interested scholars should submit a
1) Curriculum Vita
2) Expression of Interest addressing the four criteria above; and
3) The name and contact detail of one referee who will be willing to speak to the applicant’s approach to research, publication and editorial work.

Applications should be sent to by 7th March, 2018 marked Local/Global Issues in Education.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be notified on or before 28th March, 2018. The decision will be made by a Panel which will be chaired by Professor Annette Woods as President of AARE, and will include the current Series Editors, an Executive Member of the Association and a member of the Association selected for their experience in editorial work. The decision of the Panel will be final.

For further information or inquiries regarding the position, please contact Professor Annette Woods:


A limited number of these books are available directly from AARE at a hugly discounted rate.

For more information 

Local/Global Issues in Education is the AARE Book Series, established in 2015 and published by Routledge.  

Local/Global Issues in Education is edited by:
Professor Peter Renshaw, University of Queensland (Senior General Editor)
Associate Professor Greg Thompson, Queensland University of Technology (General Editor)

Local/Global Issues in Education

Local/Global Issues in Education investigates the interplay between the local and the global in contemporary education policy and practice. While processes of globalisation are transforming local education systems, the local cannot be conceived of as homogeneous or passive.  Local policy advocates, educators and researchers mediate processes of globalisation by adapting, resisting and amplifying its effects and influences. Local/Global Issues in Education publishes high-quality empirical, theoretical and 

conceptual work that uses both qualitative and quantitative methods to contribute to ongoing education debates. Sponsored by AARE, 

this book series includes work that emanates from Australia that speaks to these global issues. Conversely, while expecting all books in the series to bear relevance to the Australian context, the series also welcomes proposals that are more broadly focused on global trends and directions in education from researchers working outside the Australian context. 

Proposals for edited collections and monographs to be published within the series are invited from members of the education research community.

The 2017 Call for Proposals closed on June 30, 2017. To view proposal requirements and instructions for submission, please download the guidelines here.  

All inquiries can be directed to the Series Editors at

Books in the series


The Relationality of Race in Education Research
Price $40.00
Members Price $35.00

This edited collection examines the ways in which the local and global are key to understanding race and racism in the interesectional context of contemporary education. Analysing a broad range of examples, it highlights how race and racism comprise a relational phenomenon that interconnects local, national and global contexts and ideas. 

More inforamation on this book

Literacy, Leading and Learning
Price: $40.00
Member price: $35.0

How might educational leaders and teacher improve literacy achievement in schools serving communities experiencing high levels of poverty? This question is the focus of this book. Drawing on long-term case studies of four primary schools located in these communities, this book describes the difference between what is commonly practiced and those practices that have a greater chance of supporting young people's literacy learning. 

National Testing in Schools: An Australian Assessment
Price: $40.00
Member price: $35.00

Over the last two decades, large-scale national, or provincial, standardised testing has become prominent in the schools of many countries around the globe. National Testing in Schools: An Australian Assessment draws on research to consider the nature of national testing and its multiple effects, including: media responses and constructions such as league tables of performance; pressures within school systems and on schools; effects on the work and identities of principals and teachers; and impacts on the experience of schooling for many young people, including those least advantaged.

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