CALL FOR BOOK MANUSCRIPTS
Reflectivity and Cultivating Student Learning: Critical Elements for Enhancing a Global Community of Learners and Educators
To be published early 2014
Editor: Edward G. Pultorak, Ph.D.
Book Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Manuscripts should be received by May 1, 2013
Many teacher education programs have a teacher reflection component and/or model. Yet, the literature provides very little information regarding the impact of reflection on teacher performance, teacher retention, and student learning. The goal of this publication is to substantiate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that have been used to establish teacher reflectivity as a foundation of teacher education and to advance the acquisition, applications, and appreciation of teacher reflectivity as a critical aspect of professional growth and development. A strong focus on the impact of teacher reflectivity on student learning at various levels will make this monograph unique.
Manuscripts are requested that offer information regarding reflectivity in the following areas: (1) Theory and Research, (2) Teacher Education Programs, (3) Teacher Candidates, (4) Schools and Classrooms and (5) International Perspectives on aspects of teaching, learning, and teacher education.
We are particularly interested in research-based articles related to this topic and will also consider research syntheses, theory to practice articles, common practices, etc. After an initial review by the editor, manuscripts that meet specifications will be double blind reviewed.
Submissions must be completed papers (not previously published) and should not exceed 35 pages (including references and appendices, double spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, 1” margins). The editor requests that pages be numbered. Tables, charts, figures, and illustrations should be kept to a minimum and placed at the end of the text with each on a separate page. Authors should follow APA sixth edition guidelines (2009). Notification of the status of manuscripts will take place after the submission deadline. The journal editor reserves the right to make editorial changes. When applicable, permission from copyright owners must be obtained.
Include the following in your submission:
1. Cover page: Title of manuscript and complete contact information for ALL authors— name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, e-mail, and phone numbers (office & cell).
2. Author(s) biographical sketch (50 words max). Include your name, title, department, institution, and a brief description of your current research interests and publications.
3. One paper copy of abstract (100 - 150 words) and complete manuscript.
4. Two self-addressed stamped envelopes.
5. An electronic version of the requested information (on CD, USB flash drive, etc. in MS Word, pc preferred) in three separate files: (a) cover page, (b) biographical sketch, (c) abstract and manuscript (prepared for blind review). Provide author name(s), manuscript title, and word processing program on the electronic media. The hard copy of the manuscript and electronic media will not be returned.
Note: Submission from outside the United States can be emailed, if necessary, to firstname.lastname@example.org as MS Word attachments as described above. Subject line in email should read Manuscript for Reflectivity Book.
Submit materials to:
Ed Pultorak, Ph.D., Editor
Teacher Reflectivity Book
911 Donnie Ct.
Joliet, IL 60435-4443
MANUSCRIPTS SHOULD BE RECEIVED BY MAY 1, 2013.