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The Educational Fourm The Educational Forum is in its 79th 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.

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

Inside the Current Issue
January–March 2015
Volume 79      Number 1

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

Editorial Statement

Alan Amtzis

Special Section: Creating the Conditions for Learning: Teachers as Leaders
Guest Editor: Ann Lieberman

Introduction to “Creating the Conditions for Learning: Teachers as Leaders”

Ann Lieberman

Teacher Leadership and Teacher Preparation: A Personal Narrative
Jon Snyder

Site-Based Leadership for Improving Instruction

Ann Jaquith

School–University Partnerships and Teacher Leadership: Doing It Right

Lynne Miller

Conditions That Promote Teacher Learning for Effective Chemistry Teaching
Jean Lythcott

Creating Leaders Through the Teacher Learning and Leadership Program
Kyle Pearce

Research and Essays
High-Quality Teaching Requires Collaboration: How Partnerships Can Create a True Continuum of Professional Learning for Educators
Rebecca West Burns, Diane Yendol-Hoppey, and Jennifer Jacobs

Following the Drinking Gourd: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Curriculum Development Through the Arts
Donna M. Davis and Shirley Marie McCarther

Getting Teacher Evaluation Right: What Principals Need to Know

David DeMatthews

Book Reviews

An Investment Strategy for Schools
Reviewed by Patricia H. Phelps

Socrates in the Classroom
Reviewed by A. Scott Henderson

The Politics of Academy Education in the United Kingdom
Reviewed by Rachel Finley-Bowman


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

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