The New Educator

Community-Building and Technology-Based Professional Development (Practitioners’ Resources) 

Name: The New Educator


Contact: Beverly Falk, Editor-in-Chief. Email:

Description: The New Educator publishes original refereed contributions that focus on the challenges of building and sustaining professional community in the education of new educators. It serves as a forum on issues that teacher education programs and school systems encounter in the preparation, recruitment, induction, support and retention of educators new to the field. The journal focuses particularly on the challenges of developing and retaining qualified educators committed to service in public schools, and it defines “educator” broadly to include classroom teachers, administrators, counselors, support staff, teacher educators, and those who educate outside of school settings.

The New Educator features research articles, essays, commentaries, reports, program descriptions, reflective narratives, humor, interviews, and book and resource reviews. The editor encourages work that links theory with practice, is useful and accessible to the field, is generated through practice, and reflects the needs and perspectives of the diverse communities served by educational institutions in this new century.

Handling of Manuscript: The New Educator receives all manuscript submissions electronically via its ScholarOne Manuscripts site at Manuscripts should be prepared using MS Word and should not exceed 6500 words. All parts of the manuscript should be typewritten, double spaced, with one-inch margins on all sides. Please number manuscript pages consecutively throughout the paper.

Each manuscript should include a cover sheet containing the author’s name, affiliation, position, preferred mailing address, telephone number(s), fax number, and e-mail address. All other pages should have a running head (not exceeding 50 character spaces) and page number. Identifying information should not appear elsewhere in the manuscript. Please include an abstract of no more than 100 words. Manuscripts, including figures, tables, and references, must conform to the specifications described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6 th edition. Tables, illustrations, photos, and figures are encouraged.

Topics: The journal addresses the following themes:

  • Preparing educators for the 21st century;
  • Standards, assessment, and accountability for educators;
  • Responding to the challenges of diversity in our schools;
  • Lessons from effective teacher education programs;
  • Educating educators for democratic citizenry;
  • Leadership for learning;
  • The first year of teaching;
  • Educating educators for diverse settings—after-school programs, museums, juvenile detention centers, etc.

The New Educator aims to address the concerns of teacher educators, school administrators, teacher support staff, school counselors, student advisors, and all those who educate outside of the classroom.