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 Spring/Summer 2019 Issue

Next Edition Deadline: March 15, 2019

Theme: Challenging All Students

The Curriculum in Context Spring/Summer 2019 issue’s theme is Challenging All Students, addressing the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development’s (ASCD) Whole Child tenet “challenged”. What does it mean to be appropriately challenged? ASCD defines this as, “Each graduate is challenged academically and prepared for success in college or further study and for employment and participation in a global environment” (ASCD, para. 2). Achieving this goal necessitates having a range of services, resources, opportunities and instructional methods to personalize each student’s education. Continual evaluation of our practices and a willingness to try new things to ensure student engagement and success are an important part of this process. Teachers, families, districts and the community must work together to provide the diverse experiences and resources necessary to help each student fulfill their potential.

This issue of Curriculum in Context invites you to share your experiences, effective practices, and insights related to our theme, Challenging All Students.  Some topics addressing this theme to contribute to the conversation include:

» Access to appropriately challenging work with high expectations for all students » Curriculum that develops problem solving and critical thinking skills

» Technology to enhance instruction and student support

» The use of data to inform practices and resources » Curriculum and instruction that connects school to future careers, further education, and the community

» Global awareness and competencies

» Extracurricular, co-curricular and community based programs to enhance student experiences and connection to further education, career plans and citizenship Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts for the Teach and Lead sections 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. Potential articles submitted for the Learn section should be a current book review between 500 and 750 words and should include the APA reference for the book.

Please submit questions or articles for consideration by March 15, 2019 to Dr. Kathryn Picanco at kpicanco@whitworth.edu.  References

Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (n.d.). The whole child initiative: Challenged. Retrieved from http://www.ascd.org/programs/The-Whole-Child/Challenged.aspx


Submission Guidelines for Curriculum in Context 

Manuscripts will be published in one of the three sections of Curriculum in Context: Learn, Teach, or Lead. Potential articles submitted for the Learn section should be a current book review between 500 and 750 words and should include the APA reference for the book. Manuscripts for the Teach and Lead sections 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. 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.