Call for Article Proposals for Educator’s Voice, Vol. X - Content Area Instruction

Deadlines for Volume XI

  • June 12, 2017 - Proposal submission deadline
  • July 1, 2017 - NYSUT responds to proposal
  • Sept. 5, 2017 - Completed article submission
  • April 2018 - Publication

Family Engagement and Community Partnerships

Educators have always embraced the practice of building deep and significant relationships with families. Family and community partnerships help to create more vibrant school communities and support a child’s overall well-being by promoting the integration of academic, social and emotional learning. As school communities across NYS realize the importance of family and community engagement projects, they are actively interested in learning more about new and innovative research-based strategies.

The next volume will feature these important initiatives. We call for proposals from programs and partnerships, classrooms, schools and school districts, individuals or teams that are involved in cultivating these important family/school/community relationships.

Examples of submission areas include (but are not limited to):

  • Community schools / wraparound social, health and community services
  • Family-school engagement initiatives
  • Collaboration with cultural institutions / community-based organizations
  • Professional development and community partnerships in teacher education
  • Community partnerships in higher education
  • Parent and family networks / academic parent teacher teams
  • Parent teacher home visits
  • Building community in the classroom
  • Productive parent-teacher communications models
  • Family and community outreach initiatives
  • Grassroots collaboration with the school community

Editorial Guidelines

Grade and Content Area:

Author(s) can describe practices or programs in any grades (P-20) on the topic of family and community engagement.

Audience:

This is a practitioner journal. Our readers include teachers, school-related professionals, pupil personnel services providers, union leaders, parents, administrators, higher education faculty, researchers, legislators, and policymakers. For examples, please browse previous volumes of Educator’s Voice.

Please write your article to the practitioner. Authors are encouraged to write in a direct style designed to be helpful to both practitioners and to others committed to strengthening education. All education terms (i.e., jargon, all acronyms) should be defined for a broad audience. For articles with multiple authors, use one voice consistently. Please limit the use of writing in the first person.

Article Length:

The required article length is flexible. Please submit approximately 2,000 – 3,000 words (or 7-9 double-spaced pages plus references).

Deadline for Proposals: June 12, 2017.

Rights:

Acceptance of a proposal is not a guarantee of publication. Publication decisions are made by the Editorial Board. NYSUT retains the right to edit articles. The author will have the right to review changes and if not acceptable to both parties, the article will not be included in Educator’s Voice. NYSUT may also retain the article for use on the NYSUT website (www.nysut.org) or for future publication in NYSUT United.

Writing Style:

Please write your article to the practitioner. Authors are encouraged to write in a direct style designed to be helpful to both practitioners and to others committed to strengthening education. Education terms (i.e., jargon, acronyms) should be defined for a broad audience. For articles with multiple authors, use one voice consistently.

Manuscript:

Authors must follow American Psychological Association (APA) 6th edition style with in-text citations and references at the end of the article. Do not use footnotes. Double-space your manuscript. Please paginate the manuscript and include the lead author’s name in the header.

Graphics may be embedded in the manuscript initially but must also be submitted separately as JPEGs, TIFFs or PDFs. Please do not submit copyrighted material unless you obtain and provide permission from the publisher.

Author Submission Form:

Proposal Guidelines

Please tell us about your proposal by referencing each of the following nine elements (approximately 2–5 pages) and submit to NYSUT by June 12, 2017. Please include the
element titles.

Be sure to complete the author submission sheet and send it in with your proposal.

1) Title: What is the working title for your article?

2) Topic: What do you plan to write about? What practice will your article focus on? (Please provide specifics about school(s), grade levels, etc.)

3) Relevance: Why is this practice relevant to the theme of this year’s volume? Why is it important to you?

4) Setting: Describe your setting and the student population(s) involved in the practice or programs.

5) Practice: Describe the practice or program and your method or approach.

6) Outcomes: What are the intended outcomes or indicators of success and how do you plan to measure or observe them?

7) Research Base: Describe the academic research base that supports your practice. (Please provide specific examples/citations.)

8) Diversity: How does your practice address the needs of diverse populations?

9) Collaboration: Which groups and individuals across the school community are involved in the collaboration?

 Deadlines:

  • June 12, 2017 - Proposal submission deadline
  • July 1, 2017 - NYSUT responds to proposal
  • Sept. 5, 2017 - Completed article submission
  • April 2018 - Publication