Interchange, an externally refereed educational quarterly, embraces educational theory, research, analysis, history, philosophy, policy, and practice. The journal seeks to foster exchanges among practitioners, policy-makers, and scholars, and to provide a forum for comment on issues and trends in education.
The journal specializes in frank argumentative articles on the fundamental purposes of education. Its articles typically challenge conventional assumptions about schools and schooling and do so from perspectives in philosophy of the social sciences. A special feature is the publishing of response, and frequently responses to responses, in the same issue as the article which provoked them. Its authors are scattered throughout the Western world.