See our 2019 directory of SIG members and research interests.

Position Announcements

Calls for Chapters and Manuscripts 

Chronicle of Middle Level Education

In July 2020 the MLER SIG released a living document to articulate our position and commitments to the work of dismantling systems of racism in the realm of middle level scholarship and education.  (See statement here: MLER SIG Living Statement -also included below.) As we work collectively to actualize this statement, we are preparing a special issue of The Chronicle to curate the following resources:

    • Annotated bibliography of scholarship by MLER SIG members that centers on themes addressed in our living statement on dismantling systems of racism;
    • Bibliography with available links to anti-racist research and writing by scholars outside of the SIG that might inform middle level education research and practice;
    • Bibliography with available links to research and writing related to liberatory pedagogies and methodologies to inform our scholarship;
    • For BIPOC MLER SIG members: Bibliography with available links to any of your research and writing.

We look forward to compiling your submissions to create a robust resource for us to share. You can submit your contributions to: Chronicle Special Issue: Dismantling Racism Submissions are due by September 1, 2020.

Call for Manuscripts for the Handbook of Research in Middle Grades Education – Health and Well-Being in the Middle Grades: Research for Effective Middle Level Education – Edited by Katherine Main and Susan Whatman

Middle Grades Review –

Issue 7(2): Personalized Learning for Social Justice
Submission Date: May 15, 2021
Publication: August 2021

Issue 7(3): Open Call
Submission Date: September 15, 2021
Publication: December 2021

Current Issues in Middle Level Education
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Calls for Presentations 

New Publications

Handbooks of Research/Resources in Middle Level Education

The series editors of the Handbooks of Research/Resources in Middle Level Education proudly announce our newest volumes:

** Research Volumes**

Equity & Cultural Responsiveness in the Middle Grades, (2019), edited by Kathleen Brinegar, Lisa Harrison, & Ellis Hurd.

Preparing Middle Level Educators for 21st Century Schools: Enduring Beliefs, Changing Times, Evolving Practices, (2018), edited by Penny Howell, Shawn Faulkner, Jeanneine Jones, & Jan Carpenter.

** Resources Volumes **

As He Saw It: Contributions, Memories and Reflections of John H. Lounsbury (2021), edited by Steven B. Mertens & Micki Caskey

The Online Classroom: Resources for Effective Middle Level Virtual Education (2018), edited by Brooke B. Eisenbach & Paula Greathouse