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 2020 Issue

Next Edition Deadline: DECEMBER 1, 2020

The theme for the Fall/Winter 2020 issue of Curriculum in Context is Learning and Leading for Equity During Times of Change. This issue is an opportunity to share how districts, school leaders and education scholars are creating programs and taking action in this historic moment in education.
Some related topics that may contribute to the conversation include, but are not limited to:

» Responsive curricular or program improvements focused on equitable collaboration with families during the pandemic

» New initiatives designed to deliver remote or dual-format learning opportunities for all learners

» District, school or classroom projects designed to examine curriculum and instructional practice from a more equitable lens

» Sponsorship and/or mentorship of student-generated activism

» Professional development for teachers and paraeducators on equitable teaching and curriculum design

» Community and district partnerships designed to link community resources to district needs

» Research studies in process or revised to consider equitable access to resources

» Meta-analyses of previous studies on equity that recommend actions for this moment of change

Submission Guidelines
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 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 December 1, 2020 to:

» Dr. Jill Heiney-Smith, Managing Editor

» Dr. Pete Renn, Co-editor

» Emily Huff, Co-editor

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.