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: Volume 4, Issue 2 (2018)




A Call for Self-Study in Middle Level Teacher Education
Karynne L. M. Kleine, Young Harris College; Kristina N. Falbe, Illinois State University; and Joanne L. Previts, Georgia College



Crossing MGLS with the Middle Grades Research Agenda: A Guide for Researchers
Mark W. Olofson, The University of Texas at El Paso and Penny A. Bishop, University of Vermont


Qualitative Research on Youths’ Social Media Use: A review of the literature
Mardi Schmeichel, University of Georgia; Hilary E. Hughes, University of Georgia; and Mel Kutner, University of Georgia


“Is Sarah a Bully or a Friend?”: Examining Students’ Text-based Written Expressions of Bullying
Elizabeth M. Hughes, The Pennsylvania State University and Sandra Quiñones