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Isak Froumin Becomes Consulting Editor for UNESCO's International Review of Education

Isak Froumin Becomes Consulting Editor for UNESCO's International Review of Education

The head of the HSE Institute of Education, Professor Isak Froumin, has joined the journal International Review of Education as a consulting editor. David Atchoarena, the publication’s editor-in-chief and the director of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, recently informed the Institute of Education he was extending this offer.

The journal has existed since 1955 and is considered one of the oldest international publications devoted to the field of education. Several years ago, the journal’s founder, UNESCO, added the subheading Journal of Lifelong Learning to its name. According to David Atchoarena, this was done to “better reflect its focus on adult education, distance learning, informal education, on-the-job training, and other learning methodologies over the course of one’s entire life.’ One of the UNESCO institute’s objectives is to foster education-related knowledge exchange across all regions of the world. This mission is particularly important for developing nations and countries with transition economies.

Isak Froumin

Head of HSE Institute of Education

‘I’m very grateful to my colleagues from UNESCO for looking at my work with such high regard, and I anticipate that this collaboration will be mutually beneficial for both the HSE Institute of Education and the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning. As concerns continuing education for adults today, it is critical for Russia’s system of education and for issues surrounding the quality of human capital as a whole. This is one of the chief research areas our institute is conducting. IOE's more prolific cooperation with the journal and the UNESCO institute will help expand our experience in the future and more broadly present our research to colleagues from different countries.’

The panel of consulting editors includes the world’s leading experts in the field of education and currently consists of 25 professors primarily from the U.S., Canada, and China. Isak Froumin is the first member from Russia. The task of the consulting editors is to provide anonymous assessments of individual articles and to participate in discussions on the journal’s editorial policy. A scholar is invited to participate as a consulting editor for one or two four-year terms on the recommendation of other panel members. The scholar’s experience and international standing are taken into account.