Philosophy of Education

​Philosophy of Education is an international, peer-reviewed, quarterly journal published by the Philosophy of Education Society. The journal includes papers selected for and delivered at the annual meeting of the Philosophy of Education Society and additional scholarship that has gone through a peer-review process that may not have been featured at our annual meeting.

Previous versions of this scholarship appeared in the Society's Yearbook. We are currently in the process of moving over back issues of the Yearbook to our new journal website. However, until that process is complete, please find this scholarship using the links below:

Philosophy of Education (2017 onward)

PES Yearbook 2016 and earlier


What is the value of thinking philosophically about issues of practice? Can philosophy help practitioners navigate difficult terrain? How can philosophical modes of inquiry or concepts support practitioners in their daily work? The practitioner oriented journal of the Philosophy of Education Society, ​GroundWorks​,​ joins a long history of philosophers and educators in asking these questions and offering philosophical modes of thinking as a means of supporting practitioners. Keeping up with current events, recent articles have explored the philosophical underpinnings of recent ​teacher protest movements​ and how to educate for social justice.  If you are a philosopher closely attuned to current events and issues of educational practice or practitioner who sees the world through a philosophical gaze, check us out, consider writing for us, and let us know what you think.

GroundWorks is a special publication of PES overseen by the Committee on Professional Affairs that seeks to showcase and disseminate philosophical responses to educational issues; it aims to bring philosophical thinking to bear on pressing, controversial, or significant aspects of education and schooling. Selected authors are invited to work with the GroundWorks editor to develop a short paper (under 3000 words) with philosophical themes written for a public audience.

To learn more contact GroundWorks Editor, Cara Furman at

Educational Theory

First published in 1951, Educational Theory has long served as an important forum for scholarship and debate in the foundations of education. The purpose of the journal is twofold: to foster the continuing development of educational theory and to stimulate discussion of educational concepts and aims among educators. PES is a founding organization of Educational Theory.

Additional Journals

Studies in Philosophy and Education
Educational Philosophy and Theory
Journal of Philosophy of Education 
Ethics and Education
Educational Studies
Philosophical Studies in Education
Philosophical Inquiry in Education
Theory and Research in Education
Journal of Aesthetic Education
Democracy and Education

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