JOURNAL OF TEACHER EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY


Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability (JTEFS) is a forum for the meeting of different views, ideas and research to promote the further development of studies and practice of teacher education in all areas of formal and non-formal education in relation to sustainability. Contributors are encouraged to submit articles with relevance to content and forms of teacher professional and academic education, problems and tasks of teacher in-service education and other issues to help teachers to become responsible mentors for the sustainable development.

Scopus, CABI, Educational Research Abstracts Online (ERA), The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (CEJSH), Higher Education Abstracts

HISTORY

  • 1996.01.03 - establishment of the Faculty of Education and Management (FEM);
  • 2001.21.05 - birthday of Journal of Teacher Education and Training (JTET) - periodical of FEM;
  • 2003.11-14.05 1st International JTET Conference "Sustainable Development. Culture. Education" (Daugavpils University, Latvia);
  • 2003.01.07 - recognition of JTET from the Academy of Science of Latvia (Council of Science) and inclusion in the list of universally recognized peer-reviewed scientific editions;
  • 2003 - establishment of the Institute of Susxtainable Education;
  • 2005.22.05 - birthday of Baltic & Black Sea Region Consortium in Educational Research (BBCC) (University of Vechta, Germany);
  • 2007.04 - change of the title to the Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability (JTEFS), change in format, design, and frequency of journal.

INFORMATION FOR THE AUTHORS    

Since May 2007, the title of the journal is the Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability (JTEFS) that emphasizes the unique orientation of the journal and helps to mark the journal's special niche among other journals for teacher education.

    Since 2007, two volumes of the journal are issued annually in spring (May-June) and autumn (November-December). December 15 and June 15 are deadlines for submitting the articles for spring and autumn volumes of journal.

    We have successfully completed the first stage of journals' development, when the authors have tried to create different models how to integrate sustainability, sustainable development, education for sustainable development, and sustainable teacher education in their own peculiar research topics. As it was emphasized in UNESCO network meeting in Helsinki, May 2006, the new phase of work is just started - UNESCO Guidelines for Reorientation of Teacher Education to Address Sustainability have to be implemented in practice. Therefore, journal strives to publish the articles reflecting the research on bridging the intents, theory, and practice. The development of the theory is not yet fully accomplished and JTEFS will publish any valuable proposals in this regard, however, the priory will be given to the applied research based on ideology of action research and qualitative changes coming from the research.

    Editorial Board of journal encourages the authors to read the UNESCO Guidelines before they conduct the research aimed for the submission for the reviewers of JTEFS. If you have any doubts about the appropriateness of your article for JTEFS, please, send the abstract or brief summary of idea (at least month before the submission of article) to the editor of JTEFS.

AUDIENCE

    The journal will be of special interest to teacher training institutions and to those working on them. Target groups of the journal are members of staff (both teachers, administrators and researchers) working with teacher training and education matters, school administration, school teachers and other experts in the field of education. Master and doctoral students are also among the groups the journal intends to reach.

THE CONTENT OF JOURNAL

    Articles of JTET/JTEFS represent a wide scope of themes and research methodologies. The authors integrate the ideas about education for sustainable education (ESD), sustainability, and sustainable development (SD) in themes such as:

  • Content and forms of teacher professional and academic education/further education;
  • Professional and personal development of teachers, issues of self-education;
  • Peculiarities of teachers' activities on different levels of education;
  • Teachers and didactics;
  • Curriculum issues related to teachers and teacher education;
  • Teachers' views and attitudes toward environmental education, ESD, SD, sustainability;
  • Organizational management;
  • Psychological aspects of teachers' work, etc.

    Other themes associated to the above or emerging ones will also be considered.
In terms of form and methodology of articles, JTEFS will cater for:

  • Research or project reports dealing with teacher education and training;
  • Teacher education program evaluations;
  • Case studies of practice;
  • Action research reports;
  • Reports on teaching practice or techniques;
  • Critiques of previously published papers or books, etc.

Editorial Information

Guest editor
Javad Gholami (Urmia University, Iran)


Editors-in-chief
Ilga Salīte and Dzintra Iliško (Daugavpils University, Latvia)


Language editors
Oksana Ivanova (Riga Technical University, Latvia)
Javad Gholami (Urmia University, Iran)


Editorial board

Abdülkadir Kabadayi (Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey)
Carol Fortino (University of Northern Colorado, USA)
Michele Biasutti ( University of Padova, Italy)
Daniel Fisher (LeuphanaUniversityof Lüneburg, Germany)
Javad Gholami (Urmia University, Iran)
Zhila Mohammadnia (Urmia University, Iran)
Christopher Drake (Living Values Education Program, Hong Kong)
Eugeniusz Świtała (Daugavpils University, Latvia / Poland)
Sarma Cakula (Valmieras Highschool, Latvia)
Merija Jirgensons (Riga Technical University, Latvia)
Abbas Bazargan (University of Tehran, Iran)
DavidV.J.Bell (YorkUniversity, Canada)
Maik Adomßent (LeuphanaUniversityof Lüneburg, Germany)
Andreas Brunold (University of Augsburg, Germany)
Detlev Lindau-Bank (Vechta University, Germany)
Charles Hopkins (York University, Canada)
Rosalyn McKeown (University of Tennessee, USA)
Anders Breidlid (Oslo University College, Norway)
Sirpa Tani (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Hannele Cantell (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Peter Schreiner (Comenius-Institut, Germany)
Christopher Bezzina (University of Malta, Malta)
Siebren Miedema (VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Katrin Poom-Valickis (Tallinn University, Estonia)
Arthur Edwards (University of Colima, Mexico)
Valerio Contini (University of Zaragoza, Spain)
Gregory Button (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, the United States of America)
John King (Southern Oregon University, the United States of America)
Linda Button (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, the United States of America)
Dzintra Iliško (Daugavpils University, Latvia)
Ilga Salīte (Daugavpils University, Latvia)
Marika Veisson (Tallinn University, Estonia)
Tuomo Jämsä (Joensuu University, Finland)
Ulla Härkönen (Joensuu University, Finland)
Helen Gerretson (University of South Florida, USA)
Paul Pace (University of Malta, Malta)
Marion Jones (Liverpool John Moores University, UK)
Sally Joy Inman (London South Bank University, the United Kingdom)
Peter Purg (Institute and Academy of Multimedia, Slovenia)
Anita Pipere (Daugavpils University, Latvia)
Astrida Skrinda (Daugavpils University, Latvia)
Ilona Fjodorova (Daugavpils University, Latvia)

Contact
prof. dr. Ilga Salīte,
UNESCO/UNITWIN Chair at Daugavpils University.
Daugavpils University Parades 1.
LV – 5401 Daugavpils, Latvia.
Email: unescochair@du.lv