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Volume 2, Spring 2013
Some Featured Articles are:
The Rot Spreads Worldwide:
What We Want from Schools
(And Why We Are Unlikely to Get It)
Higher Education Mission
Statements: How Vital, How Vacuous?
Preparation Programs: What Not to Do
A Note from the Editors and Columnists
VISION. 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.
PERSPECTIVES: 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.
PARTICIPANT AUDIENCE: 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.
SUPPORT: Of course, we're also looking for readers. For the later future we hope to offer a yearly subscription of four issues at an attractive price. Because electronic publication eliminates the costs of printing, binding, and mailing, we hope to keep the price of subscription low.
INVITATION: So, become a contributor. Send your monograph or letter of interest to email@example.com.