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The Educational Fourm The Educational Forum is in its 80th year as the cornerstone publication of Kappa Delta Pi.

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.

Academic Editor:
Alan Amtzis, Ph.D., The College of New Jersey

Associate Academic Editors:
Dr. Tabitha Dell’Angelo, The College of New Jersey
Dr. Ryan Flessner, Butler University

Winner, 2014 Association TRENDS All-Media Contest – Bronze Award, Scholarly/Technical/Scientific Journal

Inside the Current Issue
Individual articles or the issue can be accessed at Taylor and Francis Online.

Volume 80
Number 1

January–March 2016

Editorial Statement
Alan Amtzis

Research Reports
Evaluating College-Ready Writing and College Knowledge in a Summer Bridge Program
Jenna R. Sablan and William G. Tierney

Growing Pains: The Effect of Common Core State Standards on Perceived Teacher Effectiveness
Audrey Figueroa Murphy and Bruce Torff

Binaries and Biology: Conversations With Elementary Education Professionals After Professional Development on Supporting Transgender Students
Melissa J. Smith and Elizabethe Payne

National Board Certified Teachers’ Perspectives on Using Measures of Student Learning for Teacher Evaluation
James H. McMillan

Perceptions and Knowledge of Literacy Constructs by Elementary School Teachers of ELLs
Sheldon M. Barr, Zohreh R. Eslami, R. Malatesha Joshi, G. Patrick Slattery, Jr., and Janet Hammer

How Intern Teachers Use Classroom Video for Self-Reflection on Teaching
Lasisi Ajayi

Essays
Troubling the edTPA: Illusions of Objectivity and Rigor
Alison G. Dover and Brian D. Schultz

The Teacher as Commodity: What We Lose in a Captive Market
Paul T. Parkison


Established: 1936

Description: 124-page, single-color journal

Review process: Doubly masked, peer review

Acceptance rate: 21% (2015)

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