Journal Critique Assignment Instructions


You will analyze and critique a total of two peer reviewed journal articles from varying professional journals this entire term. The articles must address one of the topics in the chart below that coincide with current issues and trends in education. You must select an article two years old or less. Your article critique must include the following:

  • A summary of the author’s position
  • An analysis of the author’s key points and the extent to which it is backed up; and
  • A personal response that addresses your agreement and/or disagreement with author, and why. Additionally, your personal response should link personal experiences to the content of the article that also includes a summary statement on the overall effectiveness of the article.

Each journal article critique must be a minimum of 700 words. The assignments must reflect current APA format and should include a title page, and reference page. You must include the reference to the journal article for confirmation and professor review.


Choose from the following Topics:

Module: Week Journal Critique Approved Topics
Module 1: Week 1


Issues in Education Teacher Salaries

Teacher Assignments

Teacher Turnover

Teacher Quality

Teacher Education

School Safety

School Reform

Module 7: Week 7 Trends in Education Privatization

Home Schooling

Online Public Schooling

Low Performance in Rural Areas

Disabilities Grouping and Tracking

Bring Your Own Device

iPads (1-to1)

Religious Expression in Education