AERO’s website, EducationRevolution.org, is the online manifestation of the former print publication Education Revolution Magazine. In 2011, AERO underwent a massive reorganization including a site redesign which saw our print publication end and our website become much more interactive and reader-friendly.
We envision this new online Education Revolution Magazine to be a home for radical and innovative ideas related to issues at the intersection of culture, power, and learning… issues that fall under the broad umbrella of ‘alternative education’:
- Pieces we’ve selected in the past include historical and political analysis, philosophy of education, comparative education, and personal narrative from practitioners.
- Written pieces have come from authors with various backgrounds including homeschooling, unschooling, democratic education, Montessori education, Waldorf education, life learning, and education reform.
AERO’s global audience of readers includes parents, educators/practitioners, students/youth, education activists, changemakers, writers/bloggers, and other media representatives.
Currently, Education Revolution is soliciting new semi-regular contributing editors from around the world to add to our line-up.
Written pieces should be between 1000 and 5000 words and should be focused on an issue at the core of the education revolution. Pieces that share an idea, explain a concept, or say something that isn’t found on other education sites are highly considered.
Because our audience usually is looking for commentary that is a little more innovative than mainstream education reform debate, we are looking to present complex and interesting ideas and arguments related to educational alternatives around the world. This can include school and non-school settings, formal or non-formal education. We have a slightly broader conception of education and learning and are not interested in rehashing commentary that can be found in numerous other education magazines.
Videography and Photography
AERO’s website currently features a large and expanding video section, a forthcoming keynote video archive for AERO members, and an array of historical photography from around the world meant to illustrate and complicate the arguments presented in AERO’s written work.
Education Revolution is now considering candidates for a few Contributing Editor positions. These positions are ideal for a few solid thinkers, networkers, and writers with a clear sense of what makes for interesting writing in the ‘alternative education’ world.
Contributing Editors would periodically submit written pieces as well as help find and field new submissions from other writers to publish on EducationRevolution.org.
We aren’t interested in rehashing old ideas, debating education within a narrow definition of learning, or limiting our conception of education to a specific national context. Education Revolution content generally addresses issues that are interesting to people around the world because they relate to fundamental concepts that affect how anyone understands issues like learning, human cognition, cultural autonomy, social power dynamics, activism, community organizing, bureaucracy, nationalism, etc.
We have published history, political philosophy, cultural critique, academic arguments for a general audience, and personal narratives from inside educational alternatives. Contributors hail from around the world.
Contributing Editors should be decently ‘tech savvy’ and can expect to do some basic computer/Internet work while formatting and posting new articles. Contributing Editors can come from anywhere in the world.
Editor, Education Revolution