Orbis scholae is a peer-reviewed journal which has been published by Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Education, since 2006. Orbis scholae focuses on the issues of schooling in its wider socio-cultural and global contexts. The journal is supervised and edited by IRDE Prague in co-operation with IRSE Brno. Three issues are published every year: two in Czech and one in English. Most issues have a thematic focus.
Starting from 2010, Orbis scholae is indexed in the international database Education Research Complete (available through EBSCO). Starting from 2013, Orbis scholae is included in the CEEOL database. In 2013 Orbis scholae is to be listed in SCOPUS.
Full texts of all issues are available to download at www.orbisscholae.cz, within the section Archiv. Numerous leading scholars of the field from various countries have contributed to the English issues, on the following themes:
- 2/2007 – The Transformation of Educational Systems in the Visegrád Countries
- 2/2008 – Education, Equity and Social Justice
- 2/2009 – Studies on Teaching and Learning in Different School Subjects
- 2/2010 – Educational Change in the Global Context
- 2/2011 – Towards Expertise in the Teaching Profession
- 2/2012 – Changing Teaching Mathematics in the Changing Society
- 2/2013 – Emotional Aspects of Learning and Teaching
- 2/2014 – Textbooks and Educational Media in a Digital Age
- 3/2016 – School Tracking: Diverse Mechanisms, Effects and Policy Responses