Special Call for Connections Manuscripts: Integrating Across Disciplines and Areas in Mathematics Teacher Education

The Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators’ publication Connections is seeking brief manuscripts related to the integration of mathematics teacher education with other disciplines/areas within teacher education. Mathematics teacher education is broadly considered as initial teacher preparation and both the continuing education and professional development of practicing teachers. Mathematics should have a key focus, and connected disciplines/areas could include STEM, dual language immersion, literacy, and special education, amongst others.

Connections is interested in pieces that draw from the current knowledge base on intersections and how these inform our work as mathematics teacher educators. Submissions could describe and reflect upon examples and models, challenges, and/or lessons learned related to the integration of mathematics teacher education with other disciplines/areas. The manuscript should have implications and be informative for those educating prospective and practicing PreK-16 teachers of mathematics. Contexts could include content and methods courses, research projects, field and clinical experiences, and professional development programs, amongst other settings. Possible topics include:

  • How mathematics teacher educators and others are collaborating on this integrated work
  • Examples or models of integrated experiences in a variety of contexts, such as courses and field placements
  • Processes or steps taken for development of integrated experiences  
  • Research or other inquiry that examines integrated experiences, such as influences upon prospective and practicing teachers and other participants
  • Benefits and/or constraints of integrated experiences 
  • Resources and/or curriculum materials focused on integration

Manuscript submissions should be no longer than 6 pages (double-spaced, Times 12-point font) of text or 1,400 words (including references and figures/tables) and sent electronically as a Word File to the Connections Editor (Susan Swars Auslander, sauslander@gsu.edu) for a blind review by at least two members of the Connections Editorial Panel. For ease of reading by reviewers, all figures and tables should be embedded in the correct locations in the text. All manuscripts should be formatted according to the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition).

Manuscript submissions received by March 30, 2022 will be considered for the upcoming Summer 2022 issue. Manuscript submissions received after this date may need to be considered for the Fall 2022 issue.