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a journal of analysis and comment advancing public understanding of religion and education
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Summer 2009
Vol. 36 No. 2

Editor’s Preface

Over the years we occasionally devote an entire issue to a topical theme of immediate and particular interest to scholars and practitioners in our interdisciplinary field of religion and education.  This special expanded summer issue is one such occasion.  Guest editor Professor Fran Grace of the University of Redlands explains the background and outline of this issue in her preface.  Many thanks to Fran, for her excellent coordination of this project, and to the authors for their timely participation in the editing and revision process.  I believe that you will find an engaging, if not entirely resolved, dialogue in this excellent set of articles.

In what we consider an important development, Religion and Education recently concluded an agreement with the academic publisher Routledge Taylor Francis to be published by them beginning with the first issue of 2010.  This new relationship promises a significant expansion of recognition and potential influence of the journal.  Beginning 2010, Religion and Education will be available to subscribers on-line in addition to the traditional print form.  It will also significantly increase the number of indexing agencies and marketing to new audiences. Additionally, back issues will be available to subscribers initially beginning with all issues since 2001.  Eventually, as Routledge technical staff can adapt the materials, the reminder of the journals back to 1984 and the original newsletters back to 1973 will be added to the on-line archive available to current subscribers.  As you can imagine, this will increase access to important historical materials in this field.  More information on this transition will be available at the journal website (www.jrae.edu).

The cover art for this issue in entitled Islamic Meditations by Linda Ammons of University Heights, Ohio .  It was part of the October 2001 exhibit, A Question of Faith, at the University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art.
           
Michael D. Waggoner, Editor
Religion and Education
July 2009
mike.waggoner@uni.edu