Voices from the field
A platform for dialogue among educators, education leaders, researchers, policymakers & communities
Voices from the field (VFTF) provides a novel forum to hear from the readership of the Journal of Professional Capital and Community (JPCC). JPCC engages broadly, from scholars in higher education to teachers and administrators in schools to policymakers in communities.
Publishing in both audio and video formats, VFTF seeks to raise the voices of these stakeholders as they respond to the research, theories, and ideas raised in JPCC. We believe building networks of diverse perspectives and sustaining deliberation on critical educational issues is crucial for identifying our personal biases and areas of opportunity for growth in all forms of professional practice.
We are publishing pieces in VFTF on a rolling basis. If you are interested in contributing insight, experiences, and feedback in relation to scholarship published in JPCC, we invite you to send ideas and inquiries for a VFTF submission. Please include VFTF in the subject line.
The JPCC editorial team will also be inviting corresponding authors and practitioners to participate in real-time virtual forums to discuss the current relationships and future potential of their work.
Calls for submissions
Practitioners contributing their insight, experiences, and feedback in relation to scholarship published in JPCC can do so in written, graphic/visual, audio, and/or video format(s). To foster faster and more accessible public conversations than traditional scholarly journal publications, submitted contributions will be internally reviewed by the JPCC editorial staff and published on this dedicated Voices From The Field landing page by Emerald Publishing as well as being promoted on Twitter.
Text-based and graphic contributions should be 1,000 words or less and no more than 10 pages in length, including images, tables, graphs and other visual material. Audio and video files should be a maximum of 10 minutes in length. Please send any questions to [email protected].
We welcome submissions for Voices from thefield on all articles in JPCC. In particular, we are highlighting the following articles for submissions:
- Hollweck, T., & Doucet, A. (2020). Pracademics in the pandemic: pedagogies and professionalism. Journal of Professional Capital and Community
- Netolicky, D. M. (2020). School leadership during a pandemic: navigating tensions. Journal of Professional Capital and Community
Pracademics in the pandemic: pedagogies and professionalism
This thinking piece examines, from the viewpoint of two Canadian pracademics in the pandemic, the role of pedagogy and professionalism in crisis teaching and learning.
The purpose of the paper is to highlight some of the tensions that have emerged and offer possible considerations to disrupt the status quo and catalyze transformation in public education during the pandemic and beyond.
School leadership during a pandemic: navigating tensions
This paper explores, from the perspective of an Australian pracademic, how school leaders are navigating tensions during the global COVID-19 pandemic by looking to research as well as the author’s lived experience.
The author finds that school leaders are navigating the following: accountability and autonomy; equity and excellence; the individual and the collective and well-being and workload.
This paper offers insights into school leadership at all times but especially during times of crisis and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Continue the conversation
If you would like to respond to Practitioner thoughts, please find us on Twitter @JPCCJournal or submit your own piece of content to the Voices from the Field project.