In the early years of this new millennium, as the field of educational psychology continues to define its place within the educational enterprise, it is imperative that those in the field reflect on the foundation of their domain. This special issue can help keep the lessons of the past squarely in their minds and thus contribute to needed reflection and subsequent dialogue on the proper place of philosophy in the stream of educational psychology. The contents are both diverse and well conceived, beginning with a talk to educational psychologists that is suitably complemented by four articles that recognize certain compelling issues. The depth and variety of those articles, along with insightful commentaries, are touchstones for educational psychologists interested in the roots of the domain and in the links between current trends and philosophical thought.
Volume 38, Number 3, 2003. Contents: P.A. Alexander, Coming Home: Educational Psychology's Philosophical Pilgrimage. J.J. McDermott, Hast Any Philosophy in Thee, Shepard? P.K. Murphy, The Philosophy in Thee: Tracing Philosophical Influences in Educational Psychology. J.M. Kulikowich, T.C. DeFranco, Philosophy's Role in Characterizing the Nature of Educational Psychology and Mathematics. B.S. Woods, Happenings, Truth, and the "Particular Go" of Philosophy's Potential Contribution to Educational Psychology. J. Rosiek, A Qualitative Research Methodology Psychology Can Call Its Own: Dewey's Call for Qualitative Experimentalism. F. Pajares, In Search of Psychology's Philosophical Center. N.C. Burbules, What Educational Psychology Can Contribute to Educational Philosophy.