Education Policy Analysis Archives: Call for Papers

Special Topic: Navigating the Contested Terrain of Teacher Education Policy and Practice

Guest-edited by Olena Aydarova and David Berliner, Arizona State University

Education Policy Analysis Archives (EPAA/AAPE ) announces a call for papers for a special issue exploring the contested terrain of teacher education policy and practice. In the policy climate where various actors claim to have the solutions for the enduring challenges of the profession, certain voices and perspectives get left out of the debates and policy deliberations. To address these silences and omissions, this special issue brings together scholars attending to voices, perspectives, or issues that are sidelined in the policy debates dominated by market logic, neoliberal ideologies, and accountability hype in teacher education policies and practices in the US and abroad. Drawing on diverse theoretical, methodological, and conceptual tools, contributors to this special issue are invited to consider the controversies of the current policy debates, deficiencies in evidentiary bases of policy proposals and practice changes, the missing links between teacher education reforms and the struggle to preserve democratic schooling, as well as international connections between domestic reforms and global ideological flows. The special issue will be of interest to educational policy scholars, teacher educators, as well as educational researchers in general. Research papers using interdisciplinary or mixed media (images/audio/video clips) formats are highly encouraged.

About the Journal: Celebrating its 24th year, EPAA/AAPE is a peer-reviewed, open-access, international, multilingual, and multidisciplinary journal designed for researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and development analysts concerned with education policies. EPAA/AAPE accepts unpublished original manuscripts in English, Spanish and Portuguese without restriction as to conceptual and methodological perspectives, time or place.

Submission Information:Interested contributors are invited to submit 500-word abstracts aligned with the special issue themes for review by guest editors by September 1, 2016. All manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the EPAA website and follow the journal’s submission guidelines: We will not consider manuscripts submitted for publication or published elsewhere.


Abstract Submission Deadline: September 1, 2016

Final Manuscripts Deadline: November 1, 2016

Publication Date: October 30, 2017

Early submissions are encouraged.

Guest Co-Editors: Olena Aydarova (Arizona State University) ude.usa@avoradya.anelo and David Berliner (Arizona State University) ude.usa@renilreb