Curriculum in Context Information



Curriculum in Context (CIC) is WSASCD’s award winning eJournal featuring articles on timely issues for all members.

Manuscript Submission Guidelines for Fall/Winter 2019 Issue

Next Edition Deadline: September 1, 2019

The Curriculum in Context Fall/Winter 2019 issue’s theme is Innovative Approaches to Access and Equity for All Learners. Some related topics under this theme that may contribute to the conversation include:

» Innovative building or district initiatives regarding equitable assessment and instructional models

» Student-led projects or activism designed to build an equitable learning environment » Professional development on culturally responsive teaching

» New programs or models of community or family and school partnerships

Submission Guidelines
Manuscripts for the Teach and Lead section should be between 850 and 2500 words, focus on either the classroom (i.e., teacher) perspective or the leadership perspective, and include citations written in APA format.

Please submit questions or articles for consideration by September 1, 2019 to:

» Dr. Jill Heiney-Smith, Managing Editor heineysmithj@spu.edu

» Dr. Pete Renn, Co-editor rennp@spu.edu

» Emily Huff, Co-editor huffe@spu.edu

Articles should be submitted via an email attachment in Microsoft Word format to the editor. Authors of accepted articles will be asked to provide a digitized photograph and a 2-3 sentence biographical introduction, including where they are presently employed.

To facilitate the editing of your article, please attend to the following:

  1. Proof your paper carefully; a professional manuscript should be free of typographical, spelling, and obvious grammatical errors.
  2. Use headings and indented paragraph breaks to help the reader track your line of argument.
  3. Include entries in your reference list only if the sources are directly cited in your article.

Here is a brief list of things to remember while drafting your article:

-Write as concisely as possible eliminating unnecessary words or phrases.
-Use plenty of real-world examples to illustrate your arguments.
-Avoid “academic” sounding verbiage when possible. When you do use a technical term or acronym briefly explain it in a phrase or sentence.
-Avoid the passive voice (i.e. “It will be argued here that…” as opposed to simply saying “I will argue here…”).
-Strive for gender-inclusiveness in language (i.e. “him or her” or a relatively even sprinkling of “him’s” and “her’s”).
-Use headings (see above) and transitional sentences to maximize the logical flow of your article.

The Curriculum in Context adheres to APA 6th edition rules.  Here is a brief list of small items that will make our editing task easier:

-Do not capitalize position titles of persons named in your article.
-Avoid unnecessary capitalization.
-Numbers one through nine should be written out; numbers 10 and above should be presented in numeral form.
-Single space after final punctuation including periods, colons, explanation marks, etc.