Special Issue: Educational Policy and Unintended Consequences

Research in Educational Policy and Management is an international, open access journal. The June issue seeks articles related to the effects of educational policy and the unintended consequences of policies to public education. For the last forty years, educators have experienced the political repercussions of a business model educational system in which students are units of production, and teachers are evaluated based upon the performance of student production. Policy makers, interests groups, and think tanks have invaded classrooms across the globe through non-profit foundations, policy directives, standardized testing, and restrictive, top-down reform models to fix the system. However, many of the policies implemented increased the challenges faced by educators. This call asks educators, teacher educators, and researchers to consider the impact of top-down educational reform policies and the impact not only in the content within the classroom, but the retention of teachers. What options do educators have to respond to these policies? How can we regain control of the field of education? Submissions for consideration include literature reviews, theoretical works, research reports, and discourse analysis.

Please send manuscripts for consideration to astrunc@tamut.edu. In the subject line, please put “REPAM Submission”. The articles should be original, unpublished, and not in consideration for publication elsewhere at the time of submission to the journal.

Email submissions: astrunc@tamut.edu

Initial submission deadline: March 16, 2020

Acceptance notice: April 20, 2020

Revisions and final draft due: May 11, 2020

Publication: June 2020