The Canadian Journal of Education was founded in 1976 to “create a forum for the exchange of ideas across the formidable distances—social, physical, and disciplinary—which separate the academic community in Canada." From the outset, the Canadian Journal of Education was to be "unabashedly Canadian" (Canadian Society for the Study of Education [CSSE] News, February 1975), a tradition that continues today. A look back through its archives shows a veritable who’s who in Canadian education research, including distinguished scholars, Canada Research Chairs, and many CSSE members.
Both CJE and its publisher, CSSE, are proud of their 40-year history of presenting the very best in educational scholarship. CJE’s Anniversary Capsule Issue, Volume 40 Issue 2, includes provocative articles from three leading Canadian scholars: Carol Campbell, Thérèse Laferrière, and Joel Westheimer, along with a selection of essays and reflections from past editors. And, for those who want to delve more deeply into CJE’s first 40 years, we’ve included a history of the CJE written by eminent historian and Past President of CSSE, Donald Fisher.