A Preview of
NEW EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS
A Trans-ideological Journal of Criticism, Research & ReviewTM
Samples of Future Articles:
The Relocation of Education Governance: Trail of Fears ... by Dara Wakefield.
The Persistent Purpose of Schooling: Institutionalizing Conscience ... by Edward G. Rozycki
(A complete copy of the article previewed below can be accessed by clicking HERE.)
Ten More Years of Dumdums: Dissenting Thoughts on Education Reform ... by Wade A. Carpenter
A Note from the Editors and Columnists
In a top-down era of rubrics, standards, and bureaucracy, and in an unprecedented atmosphere of teacher-bashing, NEW EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS will offer independent and alternative voices. We invite outside-the-box critiques and nonstandard suggestions, ranging from opinion pieces to scholarly articles, for an online refereed journal of ideas and dialogue.
Because we expect to establish NEW EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS (NEF) within the framework of a nonprofit organization, we are relying on NewFoundations Press (newfoundations.com) for support only during our start-up phase.
In this journal we are looking for neither cheerleading nor venting — those are for blogs. We will neither favor nor reject any ideological bent, since as a group, we, the editors and reviewers of NEF ourselves, represent different, often conflicting commitments to fundamental beliefs.
Nor do we want to nurture either the culture of complaint or that of compliance — we have politicians who do that for a living. Rather, we are looking for the kind of ideas and research that just don't normally arise in committee meetings or handpicked commissions, selecting for quality of thought and presentation and editing principally for space and grammar.
This journal will be a forum for independent-minded teachers, professors, administrators, and researchers who prefer intelligent practice over merely implementing the will of others. We fear that "professionals" who just do what they are told may as easily serve a tyranny as a democracy, and if they're good enough at it, it becomes hard to tell the difference. There are alternatives to this scenario, and NEF will explore those alternatives.
So, if you want to become a contributor, send your monograph or letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.