Published by the Taylor & Francis Publishing Group
Edited by Cheryl J. Craig, University of Houston, and Nancy P. Gallavan, University of Central Arkansas
The Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) announces requests for research reports for Teacher Education Yearbook XXI: Examining the Perspectives of Students, Candidates, Teachers, and Teacher Educators. This Yearbook, a peer-reviewed journal, is scheduled for distribution in February, 2013. The conceptual framework of the Yearbook is based on a triadic definition of scholarship: the production of knowledge, the interpretation and synthesis of knowledge, and the application of knowledge. Each year, research reports based on a significant topic of interest to ATE members are solicited for publication in the Yearbook. All research reports are blind reviewed and selected papers are published as chapters. A responder may react to the papers chosen for publication. The responder synthesizes, interprets, and applies results drawn from the selected research papers. Both authors and responders are invited to present their scholarly work at the 2013 ATE conference at a Teacher Education Yearbook research report session.
Topic of Yearbook XXI
It is the intent of Yearbook XXI to identify, describe, analyze, and address issues that exist in the field of education from the perspectives of students, candidates, teachers, and teacher educators. Recently, groups and individuals outside of school and university contexts have been vocal about perceived shortcomings of education. At the same time, professionals within the field have been more silent, despite growing pressures and increased demands. The question of “What would students, candidates, teachers, and teacher educators say if a space were opened for them to name, analyze and address the most deeply felt issues in education from their points of view?”
Thus, the XXI issue of the Yearbook will consider within its scope the following questions:
1) What educational issues are of greatest concern to students, candidates, teachers, and teacher educators?
2) Where/When/How/Why did the particular issue take shape, and who is the most affected by it?
3) Is the issue a perennial concern (an ongoing, recurring challenge) or is it an emergent matter (one-of-a-kind, aberrant event)?
4) What role do relationships among people/groups play in the issue?
5) What potential practices and materials could be used to manage and/or resolve the particular issue experienced by students, candidates, teachers, and teacher educators?
6) What policies, perspectives, and procedures are in place/need to be put in place to lay the issue to rest and/or minimize its impact?
To address these questions and many other inquiries, the research papers submitted may be definitional, theoretical, conceptual, reflective, and/or field-based (situated in schools/teacher education programs/other teacher learning settings). Central to the manuscripts will be the implications of the assembled research; the potential influence the research findings could have on practice, theory, and in the policy arena; and the processes that particular perspectives, strategies, and approaches could lead to fruitful educational and societal change.
Research Paper Format
Submissions must be completed papers (not previously published) and must not exceed 25 pages (including references and appendices, double spaced, Times Roman, 12 pt.). Editors request that pages are numbered. Tables and figures should be placed at the end of the text. Authors should follow APA sixth edition guidelines throughout the manuscript.
Include the following in your submission:
1. Cover page: title of paper, author(s), institution(s), mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, and fax number of first author.
2. Author(s) biographical sketch (50 words). Include your name, title, department, institution, and a brief description of your current research interests and publications.
3. One copy of abstract (150 words) and paper.
4. An electronic version of the requested information (on CD or via email, MS Word preferred) in three separate files: (a) cover page, (b) biographical sketch, (c) abstract and paper.
Submit materials to:
Cheryl J. Craig, Co-Editor
304E Farish Hall
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-5027
Telephone: 713 743-3312
Email Address: email@example.com
PAPERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY DECEMBER 1, 2011.