Current Call for Manuscripts

Next Issue of KJMTE

January 8, 2024

The editors of KJMTE are soliciting manuscripts for publication in the next issue of the Kentucky Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education that builds on the theme of the first two issues: "The Next Generation of Mathematics Teachers."

Specifically, we ask authors to consider the following: Who are the next generation of mathematics teachers? What are their needs? What role do mathematics teacher educators have in meeting those needs? How can mathematics teacher educators best prepare the next generation of mathematics teachers for their work? 

The journal's aim is to provide a space for the exchange of ideas to advance mathematics teacher educator practice. The journal welcomes manuscripts that support this aim. Of particular interest are manuscripts that address an issue in mathematics teacher education and the methods/interventions/tools that were used to investigate the issue along with the means by which results were determined and the impacts on practice. Manuscripts should fall into one of the following categories.    

Manuscripts that describe effective ways of influencing teachers’ knowledge, practice, or beliefs. This might include a description of activities, tasks, or materials that are used by a teacher educator to influence teachers in some way. These manuscripts would include a rationale for the intervention, a careful description of the intervention, discussion of the impact of the intervention, and how it might be used by others. 

Manuscripts that describe the use of broadly applicable tools and frameworks in mathematics teacher education. This might include a classroom observation protocol, a task analysis framework, assessment tasks, or a framework for a teacher education program. These manuscripts would include a careful description of the tool or framework, what it is designed to capture, its use, and a discussion of the outcomes. The manuscript should include an explanation of how to interpret the results of the data captured by the tool. The tool should be made available for other professionals to use, modify, enhance, and study.

Additionally, KJMTE also publishes commentaries. Commentaries differ from manuscripts described above in that their goal is to highlight critical issues for Kentucky teacher educators and/or adminstrators. These are more likely to be drawing attention to a call to action and less about the practices of educating future teachers as described above. Importantly, commentaries are not peer-reviewed, they will be edited by the editors in consulation with authors. Authors are also encouraged to respond to commentaries that appear in KJMTE in their own commentary.

If you are interested in writing a manuscript for an issue of KJTME, please read the Author Toolkit, where you can find the formatting guidelines, and information for preparing and submitting a manuscript to KJMTE.