Center for Urban Research and Education

Illinois Schools Journal - Call for Papers

Since 1902, Illinois Schools Journal (ISJ) has published articles on issues that transcend all levels of education. Originally in print form, the next issue of ISJ will be published from the College of Education at Chicago State University in both print and electronic format.

A range of papers are encouraged, including theoretical and evidence-based research papers, case studies, reviews, innovative methodologies and personal reflective pieces. The next issue will highlight education for diverse populations and will present the following topics:

  • Dimensions of Multicultural Education
  • Ethnographic Approaches to Cultural Understanding
  • Social Justice
  • School and Community
  • Achievement Testing and Accountability Systems
  • Cultural Issues in Literacy Education

ISJ also includes a “Fostering the Dialogue/In Response To” and “News and Reviews” sections, containing news and commentaries on developments and issues in learning and teaching at all education levels. Manuscripts are being accepted for review. Submission deadlines are:

  • Fall Issue: July 31.
  • Spring Issue: November 30.

If you miss a deadline, your manuscript will be considered for the next issue.

Papers should be no more than 5000 words, Fostering the Dialogue/In Response To items should be 1000-3000 words, and News and Reviews items should be no more than 1000 words. All manuscripts need to follow the ISJ Submission Guidelines.

Articles for publication in the fall 2013 issue of ISJ should be e-mailed as attachments to Dr. Byung-In Seo (bseo@csu.edu) before July 31, 2013.