Newly launched AJE Forum encourages interaction on education topics

22 February 2012

The editor of the American Journal of Education (AJE) announces the launch of an online forum aimed at making fresh contributions to timeless and new issues of concern to education scholars, practitioners, and policymakers.

AJE Forum is expected to serve as an important vehicle for users to contribute to the discourse on education. The site was designed as a venue for bringing forth timeless issues as well as addressing new challenges across the landscape of education.

“This is an exciting new chapter in AJE’s long history,” said Gerald LeTendre, the journal’s editor and head of Penn State’s Department of Education Policy Studies. AJE is housed in the College of Education. Its senior editorial board is comprised of numerous faculty members from the College.

LeTendre noted that members of the AJE Forum Student Board worked diligently for eight months in collaboration with the journal’s publisher, University of Chicago Press, to achieve the site’s recent launch. The AJE Forum Student Board consists of College of Education graduate students Eryka Charley, David Favre, Kelly Griffith, Emily Hodge, Ezekiel Kimball, Jing Liu, Nnenna Ogbu, Katie Reed, and Vic Sensenig.

Jacqueline Stefkovich, professor of educational leadership, serves as adviser to the student board.

“We hope to engage the American Journal of Education’s past, present, and future authors and readers in the forum,” added LeTendre.

The student editorial board welcomes suggestions for future forum topics. Suggestions may be submitted to LeTendre or Stefkovich.

This month, AJE released a special issue on the practice of data use in education. The University of Chicago Press has made several of the articles freely available to all at the journal’s website.


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