Dear readers, authors, and contributors to Current Issues in Education,
We welcome you to our Summer Issue 19(2). This will be the last issue before a new journal leadership will implement the previously announced restructuring of Current Issues in Educations organization, focus, and scope. As pointed out in our Spring Issue announcement, we continue to be under a submission hiatus, which we expect to end in August 2016. This means that we currently are not accepting manuscript submissions.
The restructuring initiated by the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College (MLFTC) includes a variety of changes concerning the journals structure and mission, which we believe will result in improvements for all journal stakeholders. Most prominently, the journal will be guided by a new editorial/supervisory board consisting of MLFTC faculty members and one doctoral student from each of MLFTCs doctoral programs. This committee will also select the new editorial leadership. Further, the journals focus and scope journal will correspond to MLFTCs three doctoral programs: educational policy and evaluation; learning, literacies, and technologies; and action research. This means that starting in Fall 2016, CIE will accept submissions to these three areas of focus:
1) Educational policy and evaluation articles that document both the directly instrumental and symbolic nature of educational policy and practices.
2) Learning, literacies, and technologies articles that explore critical issues in how people learn, the context for developing literacies, and the roles of technologies in educational settings. This area also includes investigations of effective pedagogical perspectives and methods.
3) Action research articles, i.e. studies of educational change in education settings that are grounded in action research methods as well as methodological pieces about the use of action research in education.
The changes resulting from CIEs restructuring are now reflected in the appropriate places on our website; however, continued updates to the journals policies are likely to be made this coming Fall, so be sure to check our policies or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As before, articles missing from the archives will be made available over the coming months and availability can be accelerated upon request please email us at email@example.com for any requests and questions regarding the archives.
As always: Happy reading and thank you for your contributions to and interest in CIE!