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Announcing Our 2016 Theme:      The Teaching Profession: Past, Present and Future

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New Jersey English Journal, a peer-reviewed publication of The New Jersey Council of Teachers of English, invites you to share submissions on “The Role of Assessment.” We seek researched articles as well as personal essays and other creative responses that shed light on the many possibilities, topics, issues, problems and solutions related to assessment. Articles should relate directly to English Language Arts teaching and learning.

 

2016 CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS

The New Jersey English Journal:

Past, Present and Future


New Jersey English Journal, a peer-reviewed publication of The New Jersey Council of Teachers of English, invites you to share submissions on “The Teacher Profession: Past, Present, Future,” with a specific focus on English Language Arts Instruction.  We seek researched articles as well as creative written responses that shed light on the many possibilities, topics, issues, problems and solutions related to the development of the Language Arts teaching profession. All articles and essays should relate directly to English Language Arts teaching and learning and this theme.  This year we will add a new section: maximum 300-word personal reflection on the teaching profession.  We value responses from both
veteran and new teachers.

We invite you to respond to the theme of “Past, Present and Future” by considering such questions as:

·       How is the teaching profession changing?  How is it staying the same?  How can we preserve it?

·       Teacher preparation:  What works? (English Education perspectives)

·       Why should people enter the teaching profession? Why did you? Why do you stay?

·       What is honorable/ true/ rewarding about the teaching profession?

·       What is the role of the teacher in a school? In a community?  In students’ lives?

·       How can teachers advocate for the profession?

·       How can teachers use voice and agency to create impact in and beyond the classroom?

·       How do teachers survive in the current educational climate?

·       Perspectives from administrators/supervisors:  How do we protect and support teachers?

·       How can teaching contribute to the social good?

·       What does it truly mean to be a “highly effective” teacher?

 

In addition to submissions that respond to the theme, we also welcome poetry Submissions will be accepted between April 1 and December 15, 2015.  Submissions should not have been published in any other journal. Submissions must use MLA formatting.  All submissions will be reviewed by multiple members of our editorial board.  Submitters will receive a response by February 1, 2016; journal will be released by April 1, 2016.  Send queries and submissions to 2016 journal editor Liz deBeer at ldebeerwardell@gmail.com.

About the NJ English Journal

New Jersey English Journal is a peer-reviewed publication of the New Jersey Council of Teachers of English. It publishes essays, notes, queries, book reviews, letters to the editor, poetry and visual art pertaining to the teaching and understanding of writing and literature. The NJEJ welcomes a variety of critical, theoretical and practical approaches.

 

SUBSCRIPTION: New Jersey English Journal is published yearly and distributed free to members of the NJCTE.* Individual issues may be purchased at a cost of $15 per issue, postage paid. Requests for copies of the recent issue may be sent to Dana Maloney, 18 Oxford Terrace, West Orange, NJ 07052.

 

SUBMISSIONS: Authors are requested to comply with the most recent MLA (7th ed.) style for citations.

 

*MEMBERSHIP: Membership is $25 annually, and runs from April 1 to March 31. Membership requests should be sent, payable to NJCTE: Joyce Washington, 35 Leonard Ave, West Milford, NJ 07480.

 

The NJCTE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) professional organization dedicated to educational and beneficial purposes. NJCTE fosters excellence in English language arts by helping develop academic and professional expertise in instruction at all levels, and by recognizing the worthy endeavors of students and their teachers.

For more information, please visit: www.NJCTE.com

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