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Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education is an international, peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for the examination of policies, theories and practices related to discourse and communication for sustainable education. Since contemporary discourse study has extended its field to the study of multifaceted contexts of discourse, it is able to be integrated in the broader study of the phenomena of communication in relation to sustainable education. The journal Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education publishes research articles and reviews. Its diversity is apparent in the variety of its theories, methods and approaches, thus avoiding the frequent limitation to one school, approach, academic branch. The only criteria will be the quality and the originality of its articles. The journal Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education welcomes articles which explore inspirational ideas in sustainable education, are written in innovative ways or are presented in experimental ways.
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The journal Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education (DCFSE) publishes research articles and reviews. Its diversity is apparent in the variety of its theories, methods and approaches, thus avoiding the frequent limitation to one school, approach or academic branch. The only criteria will be the quality and originality of its articles.
The journal Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education will be of special interest to teacher trainers, teachers, administrators and researchers. Master and doctoral students are also among the groups the journal intends to reach.
Articles of the journal Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education cover a wide scope of themes and research methodologies. The authors integrate the ideas related to discourse and communication for sustainable education in themes such as:
- content and forms of professional and academic education;
- professional and personal development of teacher educators and teachers, issues of self-education;
- curriculum issues related to education;
- theoreticians' and practitioners' views and attitudes towards education, sustainable education and development, sustainability;
- organisational management.
Other themes in relation to the ones mentioned above will also be considered.
In terms of form and methodology of articles, the journal Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education will publish:
- research or project reports dealing with education;
- education programme evaluations;
- case studies of practice;
- action research reports;
- reports on teaching practice or techniques;
- critiques of previously published papers or books.
A balanced provision of information on matters of regional and international relevance will be appreciated. For further information on editorial issues contact:
Dr Astrida Skrinda
The journal Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education
Institute of Sustainable Education
Faculty of Education and Management
1 Par?des Street 432, Daugavpils, LV-5401
Tel.: +371 654 27411; Fax: +371 654 27411
All manuscripts received by the editor-in-chief are considered confidential documents. The manuscript is examined by the editor-in-chief for conformity to the Instructions for authors. Failure to meet the Instructions for authors results in return of the manuscript for correction before evaluation. A notification of receiving the manuscript is sent by e-mail to the corresponding author within 3 working days.
Articles submitted to the journal Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education will be reviewed by the editor-in-chief and external referees according to the highest academic standards. The review process is handled by 2-3 independent reviewers and generally takes approximately 4 weeks.
Editors evaluate the manuscript according to the following aspects:
- introduction to the manuscript;
- method section;
- relevance and significance.
All the above items can be evaluated as Good, Average, Poor, Unacceptable, Not observed, Not applicable. The reviewers can recommend one of the following options regarding the submission:
- accept without changes;
- accept with minor revisions;
- accept with basic changes (revision and resubmission);
When the review process is finished, a decision letter will be sent to the authors, including the comments of the referees. Any corrections suggested by the reviewers should be made within the time period indicated in the letter. If the article is accepted after major revisions, it will be resubmitted for peer review to the same evaluators. After a second review of the corrected manuscript, a final decision letter concerning publication is sent to the authors.
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Astrida Skrinda, Institute of Sustainable Education, Faculty of Education and Management, Daugavpils University, Latvia
MauriÅhlberg, University of Helsinki, Finland
Lorna Down, the University of the West Indies, Jamaica
Gloria Durka, Fordham University, USA
Arthur Edwards, University of Colima, Mexico
John Fien, RMIT University, Australia
Walter Leal Filho, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Arthur Harkins, University of Minnesota, USA
Ulla Härkönen, the University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Charles Hopkins, York University, Canada
Richard Jurin, University of Northern Colorado, USA
Edgar Krull, Tartu University, Estonia
Tammy Kwan, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Paul Pace, University of Malta, Malta
Marc Pratarelli, Colorado State University-Pueblo, USA
Ilga Salīte, Daugavpils University, Latvia
Anita Pipere, Daugavpils University, Latvia
Inga Belousa, Daugavpils University, Latvia
Leona English, Francis Xavier University, Canada
Thorsten Knauth, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Peter Schreiner, Comenius-Institut, Germany
Roel Stemmer, ENVIRONET, the Netherlands
Stephan Sterling, the University of Plymouth, UK
Arthur Edwards, University of Colima, Mexico
Ginta Gedžūne, Daugavpils University, Latvia
Inga Gedžūne, Daugavpils University, Latvia
Dr Astrīda Skrinda
Institute of Sustainable Education,
Faculty of Education and Management,
Parādes Street 1–432,
Daugavpils, LV–5401, Latvia.