Middle Grades Review

Middle Grades Review provides a provocative forum for debate within the field of middle grades education. Inviting a critical perspective, the Review is a peer-reviewed, open access venue for scholars and practitioners who wish to broaden the discourse of middle grades education by challenging conventional wisdom. The Review seeks pieces that explore three themes: Democratic Education, Innovation, and Social Justice, in relation to middle grades education and early adolescence.

Current Issue: Calls for Change in Middle Grades Education Volume 7, Issue 3 (2021)



Clarion Calls for Change: Editorial Remarks
Penny A. Bishop, University of Maine and James F. Nagle, Saint Michael's College



Overcoming Barriers: De-Tracking to Teach for Social Justice
Stephanie J. White, University of Louisville



Creating Brave Space: Middle School Students Discuss Race
Beth A. Beschorner, Minnesota State University, Mankato; Kathleen Ferrero, Lake Forest College; and Robbie Burnett, MinnState System Office


America’s Middle Schools: Examining Context, Organizational Structures, and Instructional Practices
Ryan Alverson, Northern Kentucky University; Mike DiCicco, Northern Kentucky University; Shawn A. Faulkner, Northern Kentucky University; and Chris Cook, Appalachian State University


Teacher Candidates Collaborate to Create Place-Based Integrated Curriculum
Amanda Wall, Georgia Southern University and Taylor Norman, Georgia Southern University

Practitioner Perspective


Teaching Social Identity
Samuel M. Nelson, Shelburne Community School