Here is an invitation from Tom Lucey of the Action in Teacher Education Journal (by way of the AERA Qualitative Research SIG).
The editing team of Action in Teacher Education, a national peer reviewed journal that publishes scholarship relating to research in teacher education (pre- and in-service) and pedagogy, seeks reviewers for manuscripts submitted to the journal. We are looking for teaching and research faculty from across research methodologies and areas of expertise with the time, and willingness to conduct rigorous analyses of submissions and provide constructive feedback that informs editors and authors about manuscripts’ strengths and weaknesses.
Those interested should send an email providing their (1) name, (2) title, (3) affiliation, (4) research foci, and (5) methodological expertise to ActionTE@ilstu.edu. This is a journal of the Association of Teacher Educators.
If you are a member of AERA, be sure to check the aera.net website for additional opportunities for reviewing conference paper proposals as well as journal manuscripts. –Edprof
The great migration to this year’s American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting in Vancouver is about to begin. And this is as good a reason as any to highlight some resources of interest to those who are interested in educating (future or practicing) professionals. AERA Division I (Education in the Professions) will sponsor a series of scientific paper presentations, symposia and discussions this year focusing primarily on research on the education of professionals in a variety of fields (law, healthcare, engineering, teaching, social work, military, ministry…). The Division I newsletter, Professionals Education Research Quarterly (PERQ), is available online.
Here is how Division I describes itself:
The purpose of this Division is to further educational research, development, and evaluation in the professions by supporting scholarly presentations and publications; providing opportunities for professional growth and recognition; enhancing communication, outreach, and networking among members; and improving the capacity of the educational research profession to inform practice and policy as it relates to education in the professions.
Division I has brought together experts to produce a series of books focusing on education in the professions: Innovation and Change in Professional Education.
There are several other AERA Divisions and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) of potential interest to people interested in professional studies. Right now, the best route to this information is through the main AERA home page (then to “about AERA” — “member constituents” — “Divisions“). For example, Divisions J and K focus on Postsecondary Education and Teaching and Teacher Education, respectively.
For all those heading to Vancouver — have a safe journey! For those who won’t be attending this year — a good chance to catch up on reading about the professions and professional life. — EdProf