About IEJ


Welcome to the International Education Journal. This site is an archive of the IEJ, since its beginnings in 1999 to November 2007. It provides free access to all articles published during that period.

The Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society (ANZCIES) is now the new authorising agency that sponsors and produces, the re-named: 
The International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives (IEJ)

For the lastest pubications and events, visit the new site at: http://www.iejcomparative.org/

IEJ as it was

IEJ was a  freely accessible (See FAQ for details), full-text, peer-reviewed, international online journal that seeked out clear and significant contributions that furthered debate on educational issues. Education is interpreted in a wide manner and includes human development, learning, school education, formal and informal education, tertiary and vocational education, industry training and lifelong learning. We published articles from teachers, administrators, professors, graduate students, policy-makers, and education specialists from governmental and non-governmental organisations.

While a small number of hard copy versions of the journal were produced for archival and administrative purposes, the Journal was accessed in almost all instances in electronic format via the web. See FAQ for details.

The publishers arranged for the Flinders Institute for International Education to produce an electronic mirror site containing all the material in the Journal. All material can be accessed in electronic format free of charge. There are no restrictions on downloading or printing single copies. The electronic version also provides readers with a search tool capable of searching by individual article, author or descriptor.

For other developments in the first  eight years of IEJ, visit the Shannon Research Press website, the publisher of IEJ, and read about the milestones in the IEJ story.


Copyright of material produced in this journal rests with individual contributors. Apart from fair use such as brief quotation for scholarly purposes, permission to use material in this journal should be obtained from the authors concerned.

Peer Reviewed

Material submitted for publication were subjected to a rigorous referee process by one of the IEJ editors and at least one independent specialist in the field. See FAQ for details.

DEST Register of Refereed Journals

IEJ has been assessed by the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) as satisfying the refereeing requirements for the Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC). Accordingly, articles published by authors from Australian Universities will be counted towards the allocation of research funding.

Publication Frequency

It was intended that the journal be published at least four times per year.  Journal articles can be downloaded in PDF format, and require Acrobat Reader or equivalent to view.

Special Issues

In addition to the three standard issues of the journal published each year, IEJ undertook to publish Special issues, at the discretion of the Editorial Board. Generally these Special issues took the form of selected articles from educational conferences where there wasn't a Conference Proceedings. Through the publication of Special issues, IEJ has proudly supported the following conferences:

Aims of IEJ

The aim of the International Education Journal were to publish articles that possessed one or more of the following characteristics or qualities.

  1. The presentation of substantive findings which are of importance for policy and practice beyond the country in which the research was conducted.
  2. The integration of education with academic disciplines such as anthropology, demography, economics, history, law, linguistics, philosophy, political science, psychology and sociology, or examines educational issues from the perspective of the disciplines or investigates issues at the interface between education and one or more of these disciplines.
  3. The examination of educational issues from a cross-cultural or indigenous people's perspective.
  4. The evaluation of educational policy or programs or the use of information technology of cross- national interest and significance.
  5. The employment of advanced research methods and measurement procedures which are clearly explained.
  6. The presentation of empirically or analytically based investigations of theory, models or conceptual frame works in the field of education.
  7. The syntheses of research findings from comparative and cross-national studies in education.

The views and styles expressed in the articles in this publication are those of the individual authors and are not necessarily shared by the reviewers, the editors or the editorial advisory board.

Published by:
Shannon Research Press,
Adelaide, South Australia
ISSN 1443-1475

Designed by Katherine Dix
For cataloguing purposes 10 Hard copies are produced. See FAQ for details.
Printed in Adelaide, South Australia.

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