Special Issue Call for Papers

American Journal of Educational Research

Special Issue Call for Papers

Special Issue on Developing Hands-On Problem Solving Abilities and Inquiry-Based Science Education from Science and Technology Contests

Competition is a natural human instinct; we strive to push our limits and challenge the unknown. Science and technology contests (STC) create the motivation for individuals to explore, learn, and enhance knowledge application. These are the fundamental elements of science education. With competition, students can expand their knowledge and broaden the imagination. In this regard, more and more STCs have been organized and conducted around the world.

Students’ learning behaviors and outcomes can be affected by different external factors, such as parenting style. Helicopter-parenting describes parents who monitor their children to an extreme degree and attempt to handle all their problems. This, in turn, can stifle a child’s independency and their problem solving capability. Through STC, science education provides many opportunities to effectively enable students to learn and develop skills to recognizing problems, but also the techniques to solve them.

In order to perform their fullest potential, students must first be placed in STC that would encourage active learning. This active learning model integrates a diverse range of activities (e.g., tasks, exercise, and projects) and allows students to engage in topics by increasing participation in creative problem solving and the science learning process.

In addition, STC reinforces communication and social skills among peers; it inspires students to identify co-variation issues and optionally solve the problem; it stimulates hands-on practice in material process and assembly which incorporates logical concepts and scientific knowledge. In essence, STC is the tool for our next generation to acquire infinite knowledge in the universe.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • Science education and science technology contests
  • Science inquiry learning
  • Critical thinking
  • Self-directed learning
  • Social cognitive learning
  • Implicit science learning
  • Assessing science learning effect from STC

Important dates

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: June 30, 2015
Final Version Due: September 30, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: November 30, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

Dr. Jon-Chao Hong
Chair Professor, National Taiwan Normal University
Email: hongjc@ntnu.edu.tw

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Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Dr. Jon-Chao Hong at the address: <hongjc@ntnu.edu.tw>

Special Issue on Open Education and Collaborative Learning

In a period of profound social, economic and cultural transformations, and the ever-increasing development of information and communication technologies (ICTs), education institutions face the need to redefine themselves to keep up with the technological challenges of the post-modern world.

The academic success of students, in the various components of their technical, professional, personal and social training, requires the reformulation of new learning spaces, in the web or face to face, open to the learners diversity and needs, in addition to the updating of knowledge (factual, procedural and contextual).

We need to re-conceptualize, re-design and rethink the use of these stimulating new learning spaces. They should encourage collaboration and embrace informal and no formal learning.

In this special issue we want to emphasize the importance of the integration of different technological resources, different pedagogical approaches in different learning spaces.

Let’s make every space an open learning space!

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • Blended Learning
  • E-learning
  • Massive Open Online Courses
  • Interactive Learning Environments
  • Network-Based Learning Environments
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Didactic/Pedagogical Issues and Teaching/Learning Strategies

Important dates

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: March 31, 2015
Final Version Due: March 31, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: July 31, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

J. António Moreira
Open University, Portugal
Email: jmoreira@uab.pt

Guest Editor

Angélica Monteiro
CIIE, Oporto University, Portugal
Email: armonteiro@fpce.up.pt

Daniela Melaré
Open University, Portugal
Email: Daniela.Barros@uab.pt

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Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, J. António Moreira at the address: <jmoreira@uab.pt>

Special Issue on Holistic approach in education research; Qualitative and quantitative paradigms

The basic goals of special Issue; Holistic approach in education research; Qualitative and quantitative paradigms is point out new perspectives of education research. Even today there is a kind of "conflict" between quantitative and qualitative approaches (paradigms) in research in the field of social sciences. Both approaches have their legitimacy, their philosophical approaches, conceptual assumptions that are bipolar. Although Sekulic-Majurec (2007) concludes that the end of the war paradigm (qualitative and quantitative), however conflicting exclusivity are still present. Exclusivity conditio sine qua non for creating redundant and unnecessary attitude that one approach superior to the other, although both approaches in relation synergy best describe the phenomena studied in the field of social sciences. But "quant-phrenia" and "quant-phobia" the ultimate limits of the opposition), which unnecessarily reduce the value of the results of research in the social sciences. Moreover, the social sciences because of the low nomotetic expressed incoherence, scientific nondetermination, low plausibility, predicting ... a great challenge and unnecessary "conflict" between qualitative or quantitative approach further reduces the dignity of the scientific habit of Social Sciences.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • • Research design
  • • Holistic approach (qualitative methodology)
  • • Challenges of quantitative methodology
  • • Ethical challenges of education research
  • • Development of research instruments
  • • New perspective of education research
  • • The role of statistics in education research
  • • Action research

Important dates

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: February 28, 2015
Final Version Due: May 30, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: October 15, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

Siniša Opić
Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Email: sinisa.opic@ufzg.hr

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Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Siniša Opić at the address: <sinisa.opic@ufzg.hr>

Special Issue on Libraries without Walls in Changing Scenario

Information services are keys to the development of education, research, extension education and for overall development of human being globally and are rendered by the libraries. In changing scenario the libraries and users have cross the boundaries and are accessing desire information at anytime, anywhere with the help of click. Therefore in changing scenario the great importance has got to the libraries without walls in all sectors and the research papers on the following topics covered in this issue will be immense useful to the all users.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • • Concept, need, and importance of libraries without walls in changing scenario in view of users, their experience and approaches to the evaluation of new services, impact with the assessment of usability and accessibility.
  • • The use and benefit of libraries without walls to the distance learners in their education, research and extension education work with a special model or system.
  • • The role of librarians, information scientists, professionals, managers to keep abreast of the latest developments in this vital area, service delivery and managing change in a complexity rich environment.
  • • The library and information center's role within new models of scholarly publishing, including experience of developing services based on institutional or other repositories, Mobile Technology and its Application in Library Services and the responsibility of the libraries for digitations.
  • • The new kinds of services, especially those that open up new paradigms of library in changing scenario of libraries without walls.

Important dates

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: January 31, 2015
Final Version Due: March 01, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: April 01, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

Dr S. M. Rokade
Gondwana University
Email: rokade1134@gmail.com

Guest Editor

Dr S. S. Bhuttamwar
S. P. College, Chandrapur (MS), India
Email: sbhutamwar@gmail.com

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Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Dr S. M. Rokade at the address: <rokade1134@gmail.com>

Special Issue on English Language, British and American Studies

American Journal of Educational Research publishes original research papers on all aspects of English Language, British and American Studies. It is a refereed, peer-reviewed, and open-access e-journal for scholars, researchers, teachers, and officials of the English language, British and American Studies in the entire world.
We aim to bring important work on the language, history, literature, politics and culture of the United States and Great Britain. The research presented must transcend the limits of case studies. Both experimental and theoretical studies are accepted, as are descriptive or historical accounts, although these must offer deep insights into issues of general interest to language, history, literature, politics and culture.

About the issue

The topics of this special issue include, but are not limited to:

American Literature, Eighteenth Century Literature, Literary Theory, Medieval Literature, Renaissance Literature, Romanticism, Seventeenth Century Literature, Shakespearean Literature, Victorian Literature, Twentieth Century and Contemporary Literature, Comparative Literature, etc. The field of Linguistics will include Applied Linguistics, Language Teaching, Computational Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Historical Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics, Bilingualism, Language and Gender, Language Variation and Change, Speech Science, Perception, Theoretical Linguistics, Morphology, Phonology, Phonetics, Pragmatics, Semantics and Syntax.

Important dates

Submission Deadline: December 30, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: January 15, 2015
Final Version Due: January 30, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: February 01, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

Dr. Arburim Iseni
Department of English Language and Literature, State University of Tetova
Email: arburim.iseni@unite.edu.mk

Guest Editor

Juan José Varela
Department of English Language and Literature, University of La Coruña, Spain
Email: tembrajuan@hotmail.com

Ardian Deari
South-East European University, Tetovo, Macedonia
Email: ardi.deari@gmail.com

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Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Arburim Iseni at the address: <arburim.iseni@unite.edu.mk>

Special Issue on Global perspectives on educational leadership in the Middle East and North Africa

Discourses on educational leadership in the Middle East and North Africa are virtually missing from professional and peer-reviewed literature. This Special Issue seeks to address this gap. Globalization and the emergence of electronic journals have accelerated the rapid sharing and exchange of research, case studies, and policy positions on educational leadership. A casual search of the major journals on educational leadership reveals discourses dominated by core geographical areas of innovation, from Australia and New Zealand to Singapore and Shanghai, from the Netherlands and England to Canada and the United States. While the absence of the Middle East and North Africa in the literature would seem to put this diverse region on the discursive periphery of educational leadership, the truth is far from it. On the contrary, policymakers and senior management from ministries of education from the region have for decades traveled internationally to engage policymakers and experts from the “core” to learn about, borrow, and adapt innovative models and approaches in educational leadership.
This special Issue aims, therefore, to explore current issues and trends in educational leadership in the Middle East and North Africa. What modalities of leadership are currently having the biggest impact on school effectiveness and student learning outcomes? What strategies and approaches are principals using to strike a balance in their dual roles as administrator and instructional leader? How successfully are principals transitioning from a hierarchal model of centralized authority and power to a non-hierarchal model of shared leadership and empowerment? What methods and techniques are having the most success in supporting, assessing, evaluating, and developing teacher quality? What alternative models of educational leadership are schools practicing with the aim of improving teaching and learning for a global knowledge economy driven by communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity?

About the issue

The topics of this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • 1. Leadership practices and student outcomes
  • 2. Globalization, school management, and instructional leadership
  • 3. Shared leadership and empowerment
  • 4. Effective methods for supporting, assessing, evaluating and developing teacher quality
  • 5. Results-based management (RBM) and educational quality
  • 6. Inquiry-based professional development
  • 7. Peer- and mentor-based communities of practice

Important dates

Submission Deadline: December 01, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: January 01, 2015
Final Version Due: February 28, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: March, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

Dr. Nuha Iter
National Institute for Educational Training [NIET], Ministry of Education & Higher Education
Email: nuhaataire@yahoo.com

Guest Editor

Dr. Louis Cristillo
AMIDEAST :Leadership and Teacher Development Program; and, Teachers College, Columbia University
Email: lfc12@columbia.edu

Dr. Alia Assali
Al-Najah National university
Email: alia_71@najah.edu, aliaassali@yahoo.com

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Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Dr. Nuha Iter at the address: <nuhaataire@yahoo.com>

Special Issue on Emerging Technologies for Learning

The teaching and learning is a dynamic process, which continously improve with the use of technology. Researches have shown that use of technology lead to improved students learning and better teaching methodologies. Different tools like ICT, web 2.0 technologies, social networking sites, electronic and mobile learning plateforms have created an environment where student feel ease in learning while having interest and teacher have ease to dissiment knowledge efficiently and effectively. Henceforth technology and its application in the field of education has become hot topic for research.

The current issue of “American Journal of Educational Research” is focused on “Emerging Technologies for Learning”. This issue will cover all aspect of technology used in the business of teaching learning starting from theoritcal to practical implementation of approaches along with innovation and recent explorations in the field.

Owing to higher importance of the topic in all subject of teaching and capability to enhance interest of teacher and taught, this issue will attract attention both from academica and industry.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • E-Learning
  • M-Learning
  • Social Computing
  • Information Society
  • Learning Multimedia Tools
  • Instructional Technologies
  • Online and Blened Learning
  • Cloud Computing for Learning
  • Knowledge Management System
  • Web 2.0 and Digital Teaching Tools
  • Advanced Applications in Education
  • Smart / Adaptive Learning Class Room
  • Technology Infrastructure for Learning
  • Social Networking Sites as Learning Tool
  • Ubiquitous Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Management Information System for Education
  • Information Technology and Teacher Education
  • Technology Facilitated Testing and Assessment
  • Emerging Tools and Technology for Digital Contents
  • Information Communication Technology and Education
  • Artificial Intelligence in Education/ Intellignt Tutoring System
  • Innovation in Software and Hardware Technology for Education

Important dates

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: December 20, 2014
Final Version Due: January 15, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: February 01, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

Rakesh Kumar
District Institute of Education and Training Gurgaon
Email: sheoran.rk@gmail.com

Guest Editor

Savita Kumari
Indira Gandhi University
Email: savita.sheoran@gmail.com

Mahmoud Artemi
Higher Institute of Vocational Studies
Email: mah_art78@yahoo.com

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Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Rakesh Kumar at the address: <sheoran.rk@gmail.com>

Special Issue on Teaching Healthcare Techniques By ELearning Technologies Targeting Rural Population

The purpose is to provide research on cutting edge healthcare procedures and techniques using electronic technologies that are purposeful, symbiotic and building a relationship with underserved (rural) communities. ELearning and eTraining are new trends clinicians and allied medical professionals are using for life-saving, recovery and prevention of harm. Rural communities and developing countries struggle to find the financial resources or abilities to provide continual education to healthcare professionals. This issue will explore the important ways in which eLearning is becoming useful developing partnerships with medical professionals in communities seeking current healthcare knowledge, competencies, and techniques for underserved populations. The issue is ideal for those with interesting research, case studies or viewpoints papers covering the perspectives on eLearning healthcare techniques and sharing with faculty and scholars. It will cover teaching-centered methods using electronic technologies for healthcare topics as neonatal resuscitation, first-aid techniques and a wide-range of perspectives. Submissions should reflect cost-beneficial, harm-preventing and life-saving healthcare eLearning and eTraining methods and evaluations that target underserved and rural communities such as cross-border peer-to-peer trainings, and other trends that are useful, integrated and building collaborative relationships with indigenous populations.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

Categories:
• Research paper
• Technical paper
• Conceptual paper
• Case study
• Literature review

Core Topics :
1. Peer-to-peer teaching medical techniques to rural populations
2. Clinicians eLearning and midwifery
3. Clinicians teaching first-aid techniques using eLearning in developing or rural areas
4. ELearning and medical education (increasing competency based knowledge and continuing education among doctors, nurses) to help underserved populations
5. ELearning and allied health professions (increasing competency based knowledge and continuing education amongst allied health professionals) to help underserved populations
6. Policy issues and eLearning healthcare problems and opportunities in rural areas
7. Technology issues and expanding eLearning and eTraining for healthcare professionals
8. Other

Important dates

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: January 01, 2015
Final Version Due: April 28, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: May 30, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

Kimberley Garth-James
Program Director & Scholar
Email: Kimberley.garth-james@columbiasouthern.edu

Guest Editor

Joseph L. Francom
IT Professor at Dixie College
Email: Francom@dixie.edu

Brina Hollis
Program Director Healthcare
Email: Brina.Hollis@columbiasouthern.edu

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Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Kimberley Garth-James at the address: <Kimberley.garth-james@columbiasouthern.edu>

Special Issue on Philosophy of education: contemporary perspectives

This is a Special Issue on Philosophy of Education. The American Journal of Educational Research is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that provides publication of articles in all areas of educational research. The goal of this Special Issue is to provide a platform for scientists and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various issues on philosophy of education. There are different philosophical approaches in the contemporary perspectives of the education. We aim to bring philosophical contributions on different areas of educational research, like distance education, educational technology, educational foundations, history education, language education, mathematics education, reading education, science education, educational psychology, educational evaluation, academic counseling, education policy, teacher education and others cross-disciplinary areas of education.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • Philosophy of Education
  • Distance Education
  • Educational Technology
  • Educational Foundations
  • History Education
  • Language Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Educational Psychology
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Higher Education
  • Academic Advising and Counseling
  • Education Policy and Leadership
  • Social Studies Education
  • Teacher Education
  • Cross-disciplinary areas of Education

Important dates

Submission Deadline: November 14, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: November 29, 2014
Final Version Due: December 12, 2014
Special Issue Publishing Date: January, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

Carlos E. de C. Vargas
Pontifical Catholic University of Parana
Email: sammler@gmail.com

Guest Editor

Cleverson L. Bastos
Pontifical Catholic University of Parana
Email: leite.bastos@pucpr.br

Gustavo L. Gava
Positivo University
Email: gustavoluizgava@hotmail.com

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Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Carlos E. de C. Vargas at the address: <sammler@gmail.com>

Special Issue on Analysis of Varies Educational Technologies in Undergraduate Programmes

The aim is to investigate the application of different educational methods to achieve the expected educational objectives in clinical or non-clinical educational settings.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • 1. Innovation in teaching and learning techniques
  • 2. Critically explore their role as a teacher. Deliver effective, theory-based instruction in large group, small group and clinical settings.
  • 3. Discuss the role of the undergraduate and specialty curricula in teaching
  • 4. Recognize, plan, deliver and evaluate teaching opportunities
  • 5. Understand what is meant by “good” assessment; design a self-assessment/peer assessment exercise. Effectively use assessment tools to reflect student progress and to promote student learning.

Important dates

Submission Deadline: October, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: November, 2014
Final Version Due: December, 2014
Special Issue Publishing Date: January, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

Dr. AR. Mullaicharam
Oman Medical College
Email: mullaicharam@yahoo.com

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Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Dr. AR. Mullaicharam at the address: <mullaicharam@yahoo.com>

Special Issue on Research in the Teaching of biological and medical sciences higher education

Submitted papers should contain unpublished results (not published in other journals) research on teaching for higher education in large basic or applied areas of biological and / or medical sciences, such as biochemistry, immunology, parasitology, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, molecular biology or cell biology. Entries may be qualitative, quantitative or qualitative-quantitative nature

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • teaching biochemistry,
  • teaching in immunology;
  • teaching in parasitology;
  • teaching in microbiology;
  • teaching in pathology; pharmacology;
  • teaching in molecular biology;
  • teaching in cell biology

Important dates

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: December, 2014
Final Version Due: January, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: February, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

Daniel Manzoni de Almeida
University of São Paulo, Brazil
Email: danielmanzoni@yahoo.com.br

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Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Daniel Manzoni de Almeida at the address: <danielmanzoni@yahoo.com.br>

Special Issue on Contemporary Issues and Trends in General and Special Education: Nationally and Internationally

The goal of this special issue is to publish current research and reviews of contemporary issues and trends affecting both general and special populations: nationally and internationally.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

Special Education, Technology, Reviews of literature on a trend or Issue (ie Bilingual Education, Inclusion, Medication, Testing, Parents, etc.) relevant to curriculum of preschool elementary, secondary, and adult learners.

Important dates

Submission Deadline: October 30, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: December 31, 2014
Final Version Due: January 30, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: March/April, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

Dr. Freddie W. Litton
University of Houston- Victoria, USA
Email: littonf@uhv.edu

Guest Editor

Dr. Anthony F. Rotatori
St. Xavier University, Chicago, Ill., USA
Email: rotatori@sxu.edu

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Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Dr. Freddie W. Litton at the address: <littonf@uhv.edu>

Special Issue on The Psychological and Physiological Aspects of Writer’s Block

The objective of this paper is to construe a writing which pinpoints one of the most prevailing but overlooked psychological condition i.e. Writer’s block. The condition is associated with a shrinkage or failure of the ability to assemble, to instigate or to conclude one’s own writing. Along with the elucidation of main argument a correlation in between the psychological and the physiological inducement of the condition is discussed to reveal the effect one is bound to induce on the other.

Among the tabulation of psychological incitement of the condition the most dominant appears to be the uncertainty, self perfectionism, hypersensitivity or insensitivity to one’s surroundings and innumerable influence of ideas or dearth of any ideological influence are the most frequently observed which on analysis are subjected to be the aftermath of extreme behavior entirely and follows the most inhibitory behavior to writing that is found to be stress. The interconnection among the psychological and physiological aspects is expected to be the term “stress” which is the most dominant facilitator of the stress hormone “Cortisol.” The high levels of Cortisol consequently produce the two mentally disastrous effects i.e. depression and sometimes psychotic behavior while on physiological side extreme fatigue is produced. These effects commingle to block the mental ability of a person to bring about initiative ideas. Along with the endocrine system aspect the nervous system is also affected by the anxiety attacks as the increased panic levels in the brain is found to switch the control to limbic system and eventually hinders the cerebral cortex activity which is the focal point of one’s creative activity. (Flaherty, 2004). This interrelationship between the psychological and physiological factors ultimately results in block condition of writing.

By the end of the paper specific strategies in order to exercise the mind as well as to maintain the physiological level of hormones are also discussed so that one may find the condition of this mental blockage competently treatable.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • ESL/EFL/ELT
  • Psychology
  • Vocabulary
  • Applied Linguistics

Important dates

Submission Deadline: October 30, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: November 16, 2014
Final Version Due: December 05, 2014
Special Issue Publishing Date: December, 2014

Chief Guest Editor

Mehwish Fatima
University of Karachi
Email: Mehwish20@live.com

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Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Mehwish Fatima at the address: <Mehwish20@live.com>

Special Issue on Learner Centered Approach: Preparedness Factor in Student Achievement

Learner centered approach calls for teaching that focuses on student learning rather than on what the teacher is doing. It changes the focus from what the teacher does to student learning. This means that it is not one specific teaching method. The aim of this special issue is to solicit for papers that will present reviews and scientific findings that determine learner centered approach as a factor in student preparedness in academic achievement. This issue will attract audience from teachers, educators, curriculum experts, students and policy makers.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • Learner centered approach in content preparedness.
  • Learner centered approach in skill management.
  • Teacher-student interaction in learner centered approach.
  • Technology integration in learner centered approach.
  • Environment as an antidote in learner preparedness.
  • Subject preparedness to sustainable learner centered approach.
  • Learner characteristics and learner preparedness.
  • Models of Learner Centered Approach.
  • Research reports on learner preparedness and achievement.
  • Systems Approach in learner centered approach.

Important dates

Submission Deadline: October 30, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: November 15, 2014
Final Version Due: November 30, 2014
Special Issue Publishing Date: December 30, 2014

Chief Guest Editor

Prof.Lazarus Ndiku Makewa
University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, Kenya
Email: ndikul@gmail.com

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Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Prof.Lazarus Ndiku Makewa at the address: <ndikul@gmail.com>

Special Issue on Teacher Education: Issues and Challenges

Teacher education is an integral part of education. It is the spotlight of the 21st century. The teacher occupies a pivotal position in the system of education. Teacher plays an important role as friend, philosopher, guide and helper of the student. The teacher is the backbone of the educational system, maker of the mankind and architect of the society. Thus the role of the teachers is very important in making the nation. The success of education depends on quality of teacher which creates excellence in all walks of life. The qualitative aspects of education depend entirely on the character and personality of the teachers. The American Commission on Teacher Education rightly observes, “The quality of its citizens depends not exclusively, but in critical measure upon the quality of their education. The quality of their education depends more than upon any single factor upon the quality of their teacher”. The National Policy on Education in India (1986) has rightly said, “The status of the teacher reflects the socio-cultural ethos of a society; it is said that no people can rise above the level of its teachers”. Teacher education is that knowledge, skill and ability which as relevant to the life of a teacher. If we throw the light on the Teacher Education Programme in all over the world we would see that a remarkable growth occurred in the field of Teacher Education. At the same time Teacher Education is losing its identity in so many countries. Teacher Education in various countries has been struggling to strengthen its identity. Struggle does not mean degeneration of values and degeneration of institutions. It is true that after persistent struggle there is evident improvement, but, still there is no end to perfection. There are many issues and challenges pertaining to Teacher Education Programme like Policy dilemma, Professional development, Quality Research, Academic Staff Development, E-learning and Teacher Education, ICT and Teacher education, Quality Management in Teacher education, Teacher education in 21st Century, Teacher education Global perspective etc. Teacher Education should be so powerful and graceful that nobody should dare to dictate. It is high time to revive and strengthen the Teacher Education Programme in all over the world.

This special Issue aims, therefore,

• To explore the current Issues and Challenges in the field of Teacher Education in various countries’ in the world.
• To share innovative ideas for the qualitative development of teacher education.
• To analyze the changing context of teacher education in the global scenario.
• To know the development of teacher education during various periods and examine its relevance today.
• To find out the curricula and courses for teacher education in different countries of the world.
• To ascertain the special features of the Teacher Education system in various countries.
• To know the agencies involved in the continuing professional teacher development (CPTD).
• To know the structure of Teacher Education Programme at various levels of education in different countries.
• To know the issues and problems of teacher education.
• To analyze the incentives given to teachers to work towards their professional development.
• To know the quality indicators for teacher education.
• To know the significance of E-learning in Teacher Education.
• To know the significance of ICT in Teacher Education

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

Teacher Education: Role, Problems and Remedies, Teacher Education at Cross Roads, Today’s Teacher Education-Tomorrow’s Nation, Indicators of Quality in Teacher Education, Teacher Education in 21st Century, Policy Dilemma in Teacher Education, E-Learning and Teacher Education, ICT and Teacher Education, Distance Education and Teacher Education, Code of Professional Ethics for Teacher Educator, Professional Ethics of Teacher Education for Sustainable Future, Constructivist in Teacher Education, Curricula and Courses in Teacher Education, Academic Staff Development and Teacher Education, Examination Reforms in Teacher Education, Research in Teacher Education, Job satisfaction, Total Quality Management in Teacher Education, Professional Upgradation and Teacher Education, Quality Control in Teacher Education, Faculty Improvement Programme for Teacher Education, Performance Appraisal of teachers, Current Trends in Teacher Education, Innovative Practices and Teacher Education, Technology Integrated Teacher Education, Theory and Practice of Teacher Education, Quality Assurance and Teacher Education, RTE and Teacher Education, Teacher Education and Values, Peace Education and Teacher Education. Human Rights Education and Teacher Education; Life skills and Teacher Education, Inclusive education and Teacher Education, Liberalization, Privatization, Globalization, Problems and Prospects of Teacher Education, Knowledge Based Society & Teacher Education, Professionalism and Teacher Education.

Important dates

Submission Deadline: October 01, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: November 30, 2014
Final Version Due: December 30, 2014
Special Issue Publishing Date: January, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

Santosh Kumar Behera
Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University
Email: santoshbehera.jkc@gmail.com

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Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Santosh Kumar Behera at the address: <santoshbehera.jkc@gmail.com>

Special Issue on Psycholinguistic and Cognitive Perspectives on L2 Acquisition

Research on second language acquisition (SLA) has expanded enormously over the last decades of the 20th and the first decade of the 21st century. The number of studies in the field of SLA has increased not only in its quantity but also in the range of topics and issues addressed. However, there are still significant questions regarding the understanding of the process of SLA which have remained unanswered. Among the issues that represent a challenge for SLA practitioners are: the trajectory and rate of L2 acquisition and/or learning, the cognitive processes that support L2 acquisition, the strategies employed by L2 learners, the parallels between L1 and L2 acquisition, the way that language and cognition interact in language processing and the implications of those issues for the second language classroom. The purpose of this special issue, therefore, is to bring together theoretically grounded research reports and empirical emergent or breaking work that represent a contribution to the central issues of second language teaching and learning as identified above.

About the issue

The topics of this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Second language acquisition;
  • Cognitive linguistics;
  • Developmental linguistics;
  • Psycholinguistics;
  • Comparative Linguistics;
  • Second language development;
  • Second language learning styles and strategies (and their development);
  • Foreign or second language teaching;

Important dates

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: October 30, 2014
Final Version Due: November 30, 2014
Special Issue Publishing Date: December 30, 2014

Chief Guest Editor

Tsvetelina Harakchiyska
University of Ruse (Bulgaria)
Email: tharakchiyska@uni-ruse.bg

Guest Editor

Prof. Zdenka Gadusova
University IN Nitra (Slovakia)
Email: zgadusova@ukf.sk

Carmen-Rodica Ardelean
Technical University of Civil Engineering in Bucharest (Romania)
Email: karenar65@gmail.com

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Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Tsvetelina Harakchiyska at the address: <tharakchiyska@uni-ruse.bg>

Special Issue on Ensuring the Quality of Higher Education

The issue of quality of training in higher education establishments has been and remains the cornerstone for the effective functioning of industries, businesses and banks, the development of science, culture, education and society in general. Graduate student should be competitive in the job market. This means that they should not only get a good education, but also be willing and able to further self-improvement. To solve this problem it is important to discuss the comprehensive and diverse scientific basis of ensuring the quality of higher education, to review the results of scientific studies and the experience of higher education in various countries. The unanswered questions are: the definition of the concept of "quality of higher education", criteria and indicators of quality education, diagnostic tools, methods of monitoring the quality of education, ways and means of improving the educational process in Universities , the correlation of the quality education with higher education management and so on. In a special issue of the journal, we plan to deal with both - theoretical studies and practical achievements of scientific and educational community.

About the issue

The topics of this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • The concept, criteria and indicators of quality in higher education
  • Monitoring the quality of higher education
  • Improving the educational process: content, methods, forms, and training tools
  • Management of higher education
  • Comparative studies

Important dates

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: October 31, 2014
Final Version Due: November 30, 2014
Special Issue Publishing Date: December 31, 2014

Chief Guest Editor

Nina Tarasenkova
Bohdan Khmelnytskyy National University in Cherkasy, Ukraine
Email: ntaras7@ukr.net

CO-Editor

Prof. DSc. Zdravko Laltchev
Sofia University 'St. Kliment Ohridski', Sofia, Bulgaria
Email: zdravkol@abv.bg

Prof. Ievgenii Borkach
Ferenc Rakoczi II Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute, Berehovo
Email: barkatsj@gmail.com

Guest Editor

Prof. Oleg Melnikov
Belarusian State University, Mechanics and Mathematics Faculty
Email: melnikov@bsu.by

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Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Nina Tarasenkova at the address: <ntaras7@ukr.net>

Special Issue on Modern Education and Security Information

At present, problems in Education are connected with the education methods in the school, higher education and professional education.

We know that in foreign countries, in their universities such Urbana University (USA), Carnegia Mellon University (USA), Oxford University (Great Britain), Cambridje University (Great Britain) and other countries education are continued on the higher level.

So, in this Special Issue "Modern Education and Security Information" we want to show the comparison view in the best universities in the world?

And the problems of security information - is actual problem.

We show the problems of security information in the education and other fields!

And parallel computing - the modern scientific direction for analysis protection information.Parallel computing at present using for solving transport tasks.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • Modern Education in Europe.
  • QS Ranking Universities in the world
  • Security Information.
  • Protection Information.
  • Parallel computing for solving transport tasks.

Important dates

Submission Deadline: September 01, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: September 05, 2014
Final Version Due: September 05, 2014
Special Issue Publishing Date: September 08, 2014

Chief Guest Editor

G.D. Zhangissina
Central-Asian University ,Vice-Rector, PhD, Professor
Email: gul_zhd@mail.ru

Guest Editor

Korchenko A.G.
National Aviation University, Kiev, Ukrine

Karpinsky N.P.
University Belsko-Byla, Poland

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Special Issue on Educational psychology studies

Amis: To establish an academic position and make a scientific network for sharing and transferring and exchanging knowledge in the field of education and psychology and to facilitate diffusion of research results among researchers. Scope of journal is limited to all topics related to different dimensions of educational and psychology (a process of teaching, training and learning, especially in schools or colleges to improve knowledge and develop skill, connected with a person’s mind and the way in which it works: the psychological development of children, health psychology,) in form of original and review paper as well as short communication and book review.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • Educational psychology
  • Factors in the teaching and learning of students with learning disabilities
  • Learning disorder in students
  • The teacher's role in creating a positive environment for learning
  • Evaluations of curriculum students are smart and silly.
  • The evaluation of student achievement.

Important dates

Submission Deadline: August 30, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: September 15, 2014
Final Version Due: September 30, 2014
Special Issue Publishing Date: October 30, 2014

Chief Guest Editor

Maryam Fooladvand
Islamic Azad University
Email: mhyarm@yahoo.com

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Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Maryam Fooladvand at the address: <mhyarm@yahoo.com>

Special Issue on Initial Teacher Training and Educational Innovation

In the full XXIst century, the initial formation of the teachers must be tackled from different points of view and ambiences of study and investigation given the heteregeneus competences that these teachers will have to transmit to his futures learners. In this sense, our intention is to offer a set of scientific studies that offer different routes to rethink the roll of the teacher at present whose formation must be tackled, undoubtedly, from the interdisciplinarity and the transdisciplinarity of contents and ways of learning that they help these teachers to answer with guarantees of success to the challenges that nowadays our society demands. This way, an initial formation is necessary from methodologies of education and learning as Learning Service, the work collaborative between equal, the hybrid spaces in which there have capacity both the University and the proper School and the Society, learning across the art.. .. Finally, we want to offer a new point of view for the initial formation of teachers who demand to the scientific community new methodologies of learning that must converge on the same direction: how must the teacher of the XXIst century be and how must be to confront his formation to give in a nearby future valid responses to the requirements of our current society.

About the issue

The topics of this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Curriculum, Research and Development;
  • Higher Education;
  • Science Education;
  • Teacher Education;
  • Cross-disciplinary areas of Education;
  • Art Education.

Important dates

Submission Deadline: December 2013
Notification of Acceptance: February 2014
Final Version Due: March 2014
Special Issue Publishing Date: April 2014

Chief Guest Editor

Dr. Moisés Selfa Sastre
Full Time Professor in the Department of Teaching Faculty of Specific Education Sciences of the University of Lleida
Email: mselfa@didesp.udl.cat

Guest Editor

Dr. Glòria Jové Monclús
University of Lleida
Email: gjove@pip.udl.cat

Dr. Charly Ryan
University of Winchester
Email: Charly.Ryan@winchester.ac.uk

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If you would like to submit an article to this special issue, please send your submissions via email directly to our guest editor, Dr. Moisés Selfa Sastre<mselfa@didesp.udl.cat>.

Special Issue on Ensuring the quality of higher education

The issue of the quality of training in higher education establishments has been and remains the cornerstone for the effective functioning of industries, businesses and banks, the development of science, culture, education and society in general. Graduate student should be competitive in the job market. This means that they should not only get a good education, but also be willing and able to further self-improvement. To solve this problem it is important to discuss the comprehensive and diverse scientific basis of ensuring the quality of higher education, to review the results of scientific studies and the experience of higher education in various countries. The unanswered questions are: the definition of the concept of "quality of higher education", criteria and indicators of quality education, diagnostic tools, methods of monitoring the quality of education, ways and means of improving the educational process in Universities , the correlation of the quality education with higher education management and so on. In a special issue of the journal, we plan to deal with both - theoretical studies and practical achievements of scientific and educational community.

About the issue

The topics of this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • The concept, criteria and indicators of quality in higher education
  • Monitoring the quality of higher education
  • Improving the educational process: content, methods, forms, and training tools
  • Management of/in higher education
  • Comparative studies

Important dates

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2013
Notification of Acceptance: October 31, 2013
Final Version Due: November 30 2013
Special Issue Publishing Date: December 2013

Chief Guest Editor

Nina Tarasenkova
Bohdan Khmelnytskyy National University in Cherkasy, Ukraine
Email: ntaras7@ukr.net

co-editor

Prof. DSc. Zdravko Lalchev
Sofia University 'St. Kliment Ohridski', Sofia, Bulgaria
Email: zdravkol@abv.bg

Ievgenii Borkach
Ferenc Rakoczi II Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute, Berehovo, Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Ukraine
Email: barkatsj@gmail.com

Guest Editor

Zoltán Poór
University of West Hungary – Apáczai Csere János Faculty, Gy?r, Hungary
Email: poor.zoltan@atif.hu; poor.zoltan.ferenc@gmail.com

Oleg Melnikov
Belarusian State University, Mechanics and Mathematics Faculty, Professor
Email: melnikov@bsu.by

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If you would like to submit an article to this special issue, please send your submissions via email directly to our guest editor, Nina Tarasenkova <ntaras7@ukr.net>.