SITE Teacher Education Council

Special Interest Group

JTATE call for special issues

Posted Dec. 7, 2012 2:18 p.m. by JohnLee

Hello SITE TE SIG Chairs,

We are pleased to pass onto to all of you a call for special issues from Peter Albion, the new editor of the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education. Peter prepared this call for SITE SIGs, which of course provides us with a very unique opportunity to extend our scholarly efforts. The text of the call is below and also posted in resources section of the SITE Teacher Education Council area of Academic Experts at

Thanks, David Slykhuis and John Lee

Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE)

A journal of the Society for Technology and Teacher Education (SITE)

Invitation to propose Special Issues with Guest Editors

The Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE) publishes research with a focus on technology and teacher education. Articles may address how technology can be used to support teacher preparation and development or how teachers can be prepared to use technology in learning and teaching.

From time to time JTATE publishes special issues assembled by guest editors. Themes for special issues have included: • Digital Games and Simulations in Teacher Preparation • The Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Program • Teacher Education for Virtual Schooling • Online Professional Development

JTATE is pleased to invite to proposals for special issues on relevant themes to be edited by Guest Editors, who would be responsible for recruiting authors and expert reviewers, who may be drawn from among the existing JTATE reviewers. Guest Editors would be responsible for decisions about acceptance of manuscripts subject to the standard editorial policies of SITE and JTATE.

SITE Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide a focus for researchers with shared interests in aspects of technology and teacher education. Current thinking and research are represented in the conference presentations submitted and reviewed through the SIGs but there is scope for deeper exploration of important current and emerging themes and issues. SIGs, alone or in partnership with other SIGs, would be strong contenders to produce special issues of JTATE.

Potential guest editors should submit a proposal that identifies a theme for a special issue and the special expertise of the potential guest editor(s) that qualifies them as expert in the topic.

Proposals should be emailed to JTATE Editor-in-Chief, Peter Albion at

In the proposal, provide a one-page abbreviated CV for each of the proposed guest editors and a page that describes the theme proposed for a special issue together with a short justification for the significance of that topic to the readership of JTATE. The JTATE Editors will make decisions about acceptance, or not, of proposals for special issues and advise potential guest editors accordingly. No invitations for contributions to special issues should be issued until acceptance has been advised by the Editors.

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