Ron Beghetto named editor of AERA’s Review of Research in Education

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Erik Ketcherside

Ronald Beghetto, Pinnacle West Presidential Chair Professor for Teacher Education, has been selected as co-editor of the Review of Research in Education, a publication of the American Educational Research Association. Beghetto, along with Yong Zhao, Foundation Distinguished Professor in the University of Kansas School of Education, will edit the 2022 and ’24 editions of RRE.

“I’m honored to have been named an editor,” Beghetto says, calling the position an exciting opportunity and important responsibility. “RRE serves as a highly impactful forum for researchers to make real-world contributions to education around the globe. It’s a go-to resource for countless researchers, policymakers, students of education, practicing educators and educational leaders,” he says. “The reason why RRE is such an important outlet is that it publishes integrative reviews of the research literature on critical issues in education.”

Two of those issues are “Democratizing Creative Educational Experiences,” the topic of the 2022 edition; and for 2024, “Educational Side Effects.” Beghetto says publication of RRE volumes is staggered to provide the time necessary for the review and publication process. “RRE attracts a lot of attention in the field,” he says, “and we are expecting a large number of excellent submissions. Having staggered publications allows us to ensure the volumes we publish are of the highest quality.”

Beghetto is familiar with the role of editor, He currently holds that position for the Journal of Creative Behavior and the Springer book series, “Creativity Theory and Action in Education,” and has edited several other collected volumes. He says, “These experiences taught me that all the time and effort devoted to ensuring quality publications is well worth it when the ultimate goal of the work is to make positive and lasting contributions to the learning and lives of others.”

The Review of Research in Education is accepting proposals for “Democratizing Creative Educational Experiences” on the AERA website. The deadline is Nov. 1.

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