- Manuscripts should not exceed 3000 words, not including references, charts, and tables.
- All manuscripts should conform to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association(2009, 6th), including an abstract of 100 - 150 words.
- Authors must submit a cover letter explaining the relationship of the article to the issue’s theme. The author must indicate that the manuscript represents original material and is not currently under consideration by any other publication.
- A cover page should include the following: title of the manuscript, author’s name and affiliation, contact information (email, phone, address), and a brief bio of the author(s), not exceeding 50 words per author.
- No identifying information (last name, affiliation) should be included beyond the cover page.
- Please include page numbers.
Submissions are evaluated with respect to the following criteria:
- Theme. Manuscripts should meet the expectations of the theme for the Spring 2020 Issue.
- Relevance. Manuscripts should address a significant research area within education.
- Scope of Interest. Papers of broad interest to scholars in a variety of specialty areas are preferred.
- Organization and Coherence. Manuscripts should follow a logical structure, read clearly, and represent the current research.
- Insight for Future Work. Manuscripts should convey important implications for future scholars.
- Timeliness/Contribution. If appropriate to the type of manuscript, papers should emphasize how the information will contribute to knowledge in the field.
Educator Perspectives Themed Issue, Spring 2020
Proposals due by November 30, 2019
The editorial team of Educator Perspectives invites manuscripts for potential publication in the Spring 2020 Issue. We seek articles which reflect and showcase a vibrant community of practice across many educational contexts.
Theme: Mental Health in Education Today
The Texas Legislature signed into law House Bill 18 (2019) as a support mechanism to increase mental health services to students in Texas schools. The purpose of the bill is to expand mental health training for necessary educational professionals and paraprofessionals in order to assist in early identification and intervention. The bill emphasizes the importance of educating our students regarding mental health, and improving access to such services through school based mental health centers and the hiring of mental health professionals.
Educators who are aware of the early warning signs can make a difference. We are the support system that our students rely on daily. Efforts to care for the emotional well-being of children and youth can extend beyond the classroom throughout the entire school. With proper training, educators can focus on promoting mental wellness, preventing mental health problems, and intervene before issues can occur. Educators Perspectives hopes this themed issue will start these conversations and be a catalyst toward better mental health in schools. Authors who can contribute manuscripts that provide research, insights, tips, reflections are encouraged to submit them to this themed issue.
Submissions should include works in research-based articles including action/classroom research, qualitative and quantitative research. Essays such as personal reflections, inspirational annotations, classroom practice, interview, or program description are also welcome. Submissions should be in proper APA sixth edition format. References, tables, and appendices do not count against the word limit. All submissions are subject to editorial review. Please see the author guidelines above for more information.