New Journal of Education Published by CCNY
The New Educator: A Journal of Educator Recruitment, Development, and Support is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal soon to be published by the City College of New York School of Education. This is the first such journal to be published by a CUNY school of education. It will serve as a forum for the exchange of ideas on issues pertaining to the recruitment, development, induction, support, and retention of educators new to the field, focusing particularly on the challenges of developing and retaining qualified educators committed to service in public schools. The preview issue will be released in Spring 2004 with the first volume debuting in 2005.
The idea for The New Educator was seeded almost two years ago by The City College School of Education's Dean, Alfred S. Posamentier. The concept driving this journal grew as a response to the tremendous pressures being experienced by cities and school districts across the country not only to fill an increasing number of teacher and administrator vacancies, but also to do so with well-qualified candidates and to ensure that these candidates stay. The New Educator , they conjectured, could assist schools of education and school systems in communicating about the challenges of building and retaining large corps of qualified educators. City College seemed to be a particularly appropriate sponsoring institution for this publication as the work of the College's School of Education is focused primarily on educating educators in the largest public urban school district in the nation.
Subsequently Dean Posamentier and the journal's editor, Professor Beverly Falk, wrote a proposal that secured the international publisher Taylor and Francis to undertake this project. They then recruited a distinguished panel of advisors, including Linda Darling-Hammond of Stanford University, Mary Diez of Alverno College, Pedro Noguera of New York University, Ted Sizer of the Coalition of Essential Schools, Thomas Sobol of Teachers College, Columbia University, and Arthur Wise of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and others. An Editorial Board of City College School of Education faculty was established to launch the project. Work is currently in progress for the first volume, which will focus on such issues as the challenges of preparing educators for the 21st century, lessons from effective teacher education programs, the first years of teaching, and educating educators for diverse settings.
The New Educator will feature a wide range of formats: research, essays, commentaries, reports, program descriptions, reflective narratives, interviews, and book or resource reviews. Issues will have a themed section but also include articles not related to the theme. Particular emphasis will be placed on 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. It is hoped that educators involved in the preparation, recruitment, development, and support of educators in all areas of education, will use the journal as an avenue for the exchange of knowledge, theory, and ideas in their practice, and a means of advancing their work and their field.#