Urban Education (UEX) publishes papers addressing urban issues related to those from birth through graduate school, from both a U.S. and an international perspective. For nearly 50 years, this ground-breaking publication has provided thought-provoking commentary on key issues from gender-balanced and racially diverse perspectives. The journal is organized around eight main interdisciplinary areas:
- Curriculum and Instruction
- Counseling and Social Services
- Education Policy
- Equity in Urban Education
- Psychology and Human Development
- Special Education
- Teacher Education
For more information about these eight interdisciplinary areas, please click here.
Annual special issues provide in-depth examinations of today’s most timely topics in urban education. For more information on special issues, click here.
Urban Education is a journal that publishes papers addressing urban issues related to those from birth through graduate school, from both a U.S. and an international perspective. The journal publishes research and conceptual reviews that contribute new, extensive, and expanded knowledge regarding theory, research and/or practice in the field. The journal welcomes reports of qualitative and quantitative empirical studies and theoretical reviews of high quality. The journal is organized around eight main interdisciplinary areas:
- Curriculum and Instruction: Submissions that address curriculum and instructional practices related to urban education. In particular, empirical and theoretical papers that focus succinctly on what students have the opportunity to learn and on instructional practices in P-12 social contexts are welcome. Papers that address general curriculum and instructional practices such as classroom management practices, the sociology of classrooms, identity development, as well as those focusing specifically on curriculum and instruction in a particular subject matter area such as Mathematics, Language Arts, Social Studies/History, Science, Physical Education, Music, and Art are encouraged.
- Counseling and Social Services: Submissions are welcome that address counseling and other social and human services (such as social work).
- Educational Policy: Submissions that address contemporary educational policy and P-12 urban school contexts are encouraged. Policy analyses that penetrate structural and systemic inequity should situate and explicitly demonstrate innovative implications for P-12 educational institutions.
- Equity in Urban Education: On occasion, papers might not focus specifically on an issue outlined above but will have important equity implications for the field of urban education. These empirical and/or conceptual reviews might focus on issues related to race, gender, identity, poverty, sexual orientation, religion, class, socio-economic status, and/or geography.
- Leadership: Submissions that address P-12 leadership (superintendents, principals, assistant principals, teacher leaders, instructional coaches, athletic coaches, and so forth) are encouraged.
- Psychology and Human Development: Submissions are welcome that address psychological and socio-emotional developmental perspectives in urban education.
- Special Education: Submissions are welcome that address special, exceptional, and gifted education in P-12 urban school contexts. Authors are cautioned to refrain from positioning subject participants from/in a deficit perspective.
- Teacher Education: Submissions are welcome that address preparation of both pre-service and in-service teachers for urban educational contexts. In particular, analyses that look structurally at the preparation for teachers and that are grounded in broader policy and theoretical discourses will be considered. Both general teacher preparation and subject matter specific preparation (such as Mathematics, Language Arts, Social Studies/History, Science, Physical Education, Music, and Art) will be considered.
Global Issues and Perspectives: Manuscripts that are written by international, as well as U.S. authors are encouraged to be submitted. Papers that examine international issues with specific links to urban education are especially encouraged.
|H. Richard Milner, IV||Vanderbilt University, USA|
|Keffrelyn Brown||University of Texas, Austin, USA|
|Mark A. Gooden||Columbia University, USA|
|Ana Christina Iddings||University of Arizona, USA|
|Emery Petchauer||Michigan State University, USA|
|Sheneka Williams||University of Georgia, USA|
|Quaylan Allen||Chapman University, USA|
|Dorinda Carter Andrews||Michigan State University, USA|
|Alfredo Artiles||Arizona State University|
|Barbara Bales||University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA|
|Ira Bogotch||Florida Atlantic University, USA|
|Gloria Boutte||University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA|
|Travis J. Bristol||University of California, Berkeley, USA|
|Edward Brockenbrough||University of Pennsylvania, USA|
|Leon Caldwell||ThinkShift at the DeBruce Foundation|
|Roderick L. Carey||University of Delaware, USA|
|Vichet Chhuon||University of Minnesota, USA|
|Joshua Childs||The University of Texas at Austin, USA|
|Paul Cobb||Vanderbilt University, USA|
|James Earl Davis||Temple University, USA|
|Lori Delale-O'Connor||University of Pittsburgh, USA|
|Cynthia Dillard||Early Childhood Education, University of Georgia, USA|
|Adrienne D. Dixson||University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, USA|
|Jamel Donnor||College of William and Mary, USA|
|Donald Easton-Brooks||University of South Dakota, USA|
|Tim Eatman||Rutgers University, USA|
|Abiola Farinde-Wu||University of Massachusetts Boston, USA|
|Terry Flennaugh||Michigan State University, USA|
|Stella M. Flores||New York University, USA|
|Gretchen Generett||Duquesne University, USA|
|DeMarquis Hayes||Texas A&M University, Commerce, USA|
|Marc Lamont Hill||Temple University, USA|
|Tyrone Howard||University of California, Los Angeles, USA|
|Terry Husband||Illinois State University, USA|
|Jason Irizarry||University of Connecticut, USA|
|Katrina Jacobs||University of Pittsburgh, USA|
|Lauri Johnson||Boston College, USA|
|James C. Jupp||University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA|
|Shin Ji Kang||James Madison University, USA|
|Sean Kelly||University of Pittsburgh, USA|
|Joyce E. King||Georgia State University, USA|
|Gloria Ladson-Billings||University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA|
|Judson Laughter||University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA|
|Chance Lewis||University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA|
|Kofi Lomotey||Western Carolina University, USA|
|Marvin Lynn||Indiana University, South Bend, USA|
|Na'im Madyun||University of Minnesota, USA|
|Dianne Mark||Coastal Carolina University, USA|
|Brenda A. Martin||University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff, USA|
|Ebony O. McGee||Vanderbilt University, USA|
|Cheryl Mclean||Rutgers University, USA|
|Jerome E. Morris||University of Missouri, St. Louis, USA|
|Steven Nelson||University of Memphis, USA|
|Pedro Noguera||University of California, Los Angeles, USA|
|Sandra Quiñones||Duquesne University, USA|
|Richard J. Reddick||University of Texas, Austin, USA|
|Deborah Rowe||Vanderbilt University, USA|
|Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz||Columbia University, Teachers College|
|Mwalimu J. Shujaa||Southern University at New Orleans, USA|
|Mariana Souto-Manning||Columbia University, USA|
|William Tate||Washington University, St. Louis, USA|
|Blake Tenore||Florida State University, USA|
|Sharon Tettegah||University of Nevada Las Vegas, USA|
|Stanley Trent||University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA|
|Terah Talei Venzant Chambers||Michigan State University, USA|
|Richard Welsh||New York University, USA|
|Dorothy White||University of Georgia, USA|
|Kathy Wood||Buffalo State University, USA|
|Karen Stansberry Beard||The Ohio State University, USA|
|Ira Bogotch||Florida Atlantic University, USA|
|Laura K. "Kris" Bosworth||University of Arizona, USA|
|Rebecca Jacobsen||Michigan State University, USA|
|Judson Laughter||University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA|
|Dawn Witherspoon||Pennsylvania State University, USA|
Manuscripts should be submitted online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ue. Submitting authors and co-authors will create user accounts that will allow them to upload manuscripts, supporting documents and revisions. Submitting authors and co-authors will also be able to track the progress of their submissions and take advantage of streamlined communication as the manuscripts complete the peer review process. Please note that the turnaround is 4 to 6 months for decisions on original and revised manuscripts. Online submissions must adhere to the following submission guidelines:
Submission Guidelines for Manuscripts to be Reviewed
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