The Educational Forum

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The Educational Fourm The Educational Forum is in its 78th year as the cornerstone publication of Kappa Delta Pi.

Kappa Delta Pi’s premiere academic journal — The Educational Forum — made its first appearance in November 1936. That first issue was jam-packed with articles, studies, essays and even poems from leading educators across America.

History tells us those first issues were packed so full because of doubts about the future, fueled by the Great Depression. There may have been doubt about starting an academic journal in the depths of an economic depression, but educators and researchers have kept the journal strong for more than seven decades.

The Educational Forum is a doubly masked peer-reviewed journal published quarterly to provide thought-provoking, challenging essays, research reports, and featured works designed to stimulate dialogue in education on a worldwide scale.

Alan Amtzis, Ph.D., of the College of New Jersey, is the current Academic Editor.

Inside the Current Issue
October–December 2014
Volume 78      Number 4

Individual articles or the issue can be accessed at Taylor and Francis Online

Special Issue: Aesthetic Arts and Learning
Academic Co-Editors: Alan Amtzis and Alexandra Miletta

Editorial Statement

Alan Amtzis

Invited Essays
Why Arts?
Linda Nathan

This Gift, This Knowing: Reaching Toward a Democracy of the Imagination

Richard Lewis

The Foundational Bases of Learning With the Arts
Shirley Brice Heath

Research Reports
Positive Impact of Arts Integration on Student Academic Achievement in English Language Arts
Kylie A. Peppler, Christy Wessel Powell, Naomi Thompson & James Catterall

Learning Through Aesthetic Pedagogical Design
Tone Pernille Østern & Alex Strømme


Interview With Jean E. Taylor and Barbara Ellmann
Interviewers: Alan Amtzis and Alexandra Miletta


In Pursuit of a Wild Patience
Miriam Hirsch

Reading Art: Multiliteracies and History Education
Judy Kingkaysone

Using the “Right Poem” to Raise Sociocultural Consciousness
Danné E. Davis

Learning About Literature While Reading With Children
Cindy Ballenger

Conceptualizing the Blue Guitar and Room 13: Engaging in the Arts With Teacher Candidates and Education Faculty
Robin Groce

Closing Editorial Statement
Alexandra Miletta, Academic Co-Editor

In Memoriam: Maxine Greene

Established: 1936

Description: 124-page, single-color journal

Review process: Doubly masked, peer review

Acceptance rate: 24.8% (2012- present)

Readership: University faculty and researchers in education; undergraduate students; administrators; K–12 practitioners

Subscription rates:
  • $25 KDP member rate for 1 year subscription/ $45 for 2 years
  • $89 individual rate per year
  • $106 institutional rate

  • To subscribe to the Forum:
  • KDP members: Call 800-284-3167 and ask for Subscriptions.
  • Non-members: Subscribe online