Aims & Scope
Essays in Education (EIE) is a professional, peer-reviewed journal intended to encourage practitioner dialogue on current and relevant issues across human services professions. An essay is a format of written language used to communicate our understanding to others. EIE combines the essay with the aim of supporting professionals across sectors to educate and inspire members of society. In the tradition of dialectical thought, EIE’s goal is to encourage both novice and experienced educators to share their ideas and insights with a thoughtful and receptive audience. Through this dialogue it is expected that both writers and readers will grow in their professional behavior. EIE is intended to encourage a professional dialogue on the knowledge useful to each human service profession.
How is new knowledge found, validated, and translated into practice? The constructive packaging of fresh insights, formally obtained data, or personal impressions from years of field work all contribute to this dialogue. As college faculty, we the editors are very aware of past documentation used to grow our profession’s knowledge base. As practitioners with decades of experience in a profession, we are also aware of what these experiences have taught us and the limitations past formal documents (journals) and classroom teaching had. EIE intends to bridge these sources of understanding (research and practice) by encouraging the spread of professional knowledge: generating new insights, cultivating professional dialogue, and validating our human science knowledge.
Essays in Education seeks to engage education practitioners across disciplines to aid in the timely dissemination and practical application of current and relevant research and study. EIE was developed and revived for the following target audiences:
- Practitioners across the human science (or education-based) disciplines: teachers and instructors, nurse educators, public-organization leadership, athletic coaches, and human services professionals may use the resources to inform their practice.
- Undergraduate and graduate students in the social science and education disciplines who are seeking information relevant to their studies or are exploring current research in their area of study.
- University and college faculty and staff preparing diverse human services and education practitioners.