CALL FOR CHAPTER SUBMISSIONS:
Breaking the Mold of School Instruction and Organization: Innovative and Successful Practices for the 21st Century
Editors: Andrea Honigsfeld, Ed.D. and Audrey Cohan, Ed.D.
Publisher: Rowman and Littlefield
SCOPE AND PURPOSE:
We are very happy to let you know that Rowman and Littlefield has just contacted us with an intent to publish our edited book. We have 12 invited chapters and now we are soliciting additional chapter submissions through this open invitation. As the title suggests, this edited book aims to offer a collection of innovative ideas representing best practices from authors of diverse experiences and backgrounds. We are looking for chapter submissions that share authentic, successful practices that break the traditional mold of instructional delivery and time-honored school organization. The book will be divided into 6 majors sections. Each section will contain 4 to 6 chapters. The sections represent the following subtopics: Classroom Innovations, Positive (Unconventional) School Leadership, District-wide Initiatives, Community Involvement and Support, Building and Facility Design, Educational Innovations from Around the World.
Classroom Innovations: Chapters will be written by or about practicing K-12 teachers who “leave the constraints of their classroom behind” and successfully reach all students. The selected chapters will incorporate examples of teachers who demonstrate a commitment to their diverse student populations and their learning through highly innovative instructional strategies.
Positive (Unconventional) School Leadership: Even when concrete walls, bricks and plaster are in place, there are school leaders who innovatively create new learning spaces. These chapters will be dedicated to exploring leadership practices and initiatives that are ground breaking and original.
District-wide Initiatives: These chapters will examine school districts that work with 20th century resources and yet meet the demands of the 21st century. These examples will incorporate model districts that accomplish uncommon successes due to nontraditional initiatives.
Community Involvement and Support: These chapters will showcase examples where the boundary of the school and the community are blurred. School and community become one, which translates into enhanced learning. School buildings welcome the community, and classrooms move out into the community for the benefit of students and neighbors.
Building and Facility Design: These chapters will offer exemplars of learning spaces that accommodate differentiated instruction and learning. Both existing structures and new designs will be featured.
Educational Innovations from Around the World: These chapters will represent unique educational practices from less commonly featured places of the world.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: The primary audience for the book will be PreK-16 educators, teacher educators, school and district administrators, and facility designers. Specifically, this book will support both novice and experienced teachers and administrators in varied stages of their professional development who wish to look for examples of successful innovative instructional and leadership practices. The secondary audience will be pre-service teachers who will benefit from reading the book since it offers a range of successful innovations and strategies that move beyond an introduction to teaching methodology.
SPECIAL NOTES TO PROSPECTIVE AUTHORS: There are no restrictions on the background or specialization of the authors, as long as the chapters reflect scholarship and a connection to PreK-16 education. Scholars and practitioners who are interested in contributing to this book are invited to submit a 2-page (double-spaced) manuscript proposal by January 30, 2009, which clearly explains the aims and focus of the proposed chapter on innovative education. Please clearly indicate which of the six major sections your proposal will match. Chapters will be assessed based on topic suitability, originality, innovativeness, and reader-friendly, yet scholarly writing style. Please incorporate authentic, concrete examples of innovations whenever possible. Please email your proposal to Dr. Audrey Cohan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Authors of accepted proposals will receive feedback and more detailed chapter submission guidelines by February 15, 2009. Full chapters (length: 2000-3000 words) are expected to be submitted by March 15, 2009. The edited book is scheduled to be delivered to the publisher by the end of June 2009, so timely submissions are requested. Submissions (a word-compatible format) should be sent by email to the editors. Authors should include a separate cover page with their names, titles, institutional affiliation, mailing addresses, daytime phone number(s), fax number(s), email addresses, and a brief biographical sketch. The editors request that all text pages be numbered consecutively. References should include the most recent publications on the subject matter. For writing and editorial styles, authors must follow guidelines in the 5th edition of Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association and the editorial guidelines of Rowman and Littlefield.
We can be contacted at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. The phone numbers are 516-678-5000 X 6343 for Andrea and X 6284 for Audrey.
Dr. Audrey Cohan
PO Box 5002
Rockville Centre, NY 11571
516-678-5000 X6284 Email: email@example.com
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