About the Journal
Focus and Scope
It is critical for Caribbean educators and educational institutions to situate teaching and learning in the region withing the context of the wider world. This can only be accomplished id there are systems by which work can be shared, explored and validated internally and externally. The proposal for The Caribbean Teaching Scholar is grounded in the need to respond to the limited research and emergent theories about teaching and learning in the Carribean context, as well as to provide the impetus for engaging practitioners in practice that is based on research and theory. This forum for research expression will encourage practitioners at the tertiary level to become more reflective and scholary in their approach to the discipline of teaching and learning and to facilitate scholarship. The conceptualisation of this journal also recognisesÂ the need to meet rigorous research standatds that addresses the transparency, systemization and accountability issues that are common characteristics of today's educational arena. This journal will then move us beyond a paraochial approach (largely underpinned by personal anecdotes and experience with little reference to research) to conceptualisation and practice of the teaching and learning discipline.
Establishing this journal will provide the basis for informing higher education policy and will serve t further distinguish The University of the West Indies as a premier institution for leadership and scholarship in the higher education research in the region and encourage networking among institutions in the region and beyond.
Peer Review Process
Reviewers for this journal are drawn from a wide renge of regional and international practitioners, researchers and administratirs with expertise revelent to teaching and learning in higher education. Reviewers would be required to commit to this aspect of their professionalism and agree to complete a review within three weeks of receipt of the manuscript. To ensure the review task is not onerous, it is anticipated that each reviewer would be required to review a maximum of two articled per year and preferable one.
The journal will be an annunal publication that becomes available in December.
The journal will be managed by the St. Auguetine IDU with the three heads of the IDUs serving as executive members of the Editorial Baord. Their responsibility is to ensure that the journal and journal submissions are in kssping with the prescribed guidelines and standards as defined and agreed to by the Editorial Board.
Preparation for the journal commences in September prior to the Auguest publishing date. The call for papers will extend from late September to mid-November at which time the abstracts will be screened by the Editorial Board. Full papers will be required by the end of January. Each article will be blind reviewed by two reviweers. Feedback/notice of decision will be given to authors by late March. Corrected/revised manuscripts must be submitted by mid May to prepare for publication.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
- The Educational Research Association