Look at back issues of Transformations before you submit work to get a sense of the kinds of articles we publish. Transformations addresses an interdisciplinary audience. We prefer lively, engaging writing, and so you should avoid jargon, clutter, and unnecessary use of passive voice. Issues typically address a specific theme; be sure your article connects to the theme of the issue you are submitting for.
Scholarly articles (5,000-10,000 words) can address curriculum transformation through a variety of approaches: applied, theoretical, empirical, personal narrative, review, philosophical, and historical. Autobiographical criticism, narrative scholarship, photo-essays and experimental work are welcome.
Transformations Media Essays typically focus on clusters of thematically grouped texts from a variety of media and genres, including literary primary sources (Dickson Bruckner VOL.XV NO.1), anthologies (Perez: VOL.XVI NO.1. Aragon. VOL.XVI NO.1), scholarly texts (Trasciatti: VOL.XVIII NO.1), reference texts, film and video (Perez: VOL.XVI NO.1), music (Steve Garabedian VOL.XVII NO.1), theater and performance (Hesford: VOL.XVI NO.2. Clo: VOL.XX NO.1), exhibits, websites (Pollock: VOL.XIX NO.2), and other online resources.
Authors discuss previous, current, or future/possible use of the texts in pedagogical contexts, from traditional classrooms to nonacademic teaching situations and settings such as museums, libraries, and community centers. Media Essay discussion includes specific references to courses, assignments, student responses, pedagogical challenges and any other issues that may provide teachers considering using those works with practical and focused pedagogical suggestions.
Organization varies: Authors may give equal space to several texts, or focus on one main text and make brief references to several others.
Teachers Talk comprises pieces in such formats as traditional interviews and roundtables, or in more informal dialogues and conversations, with educators from both academic and nonacademic institutions. Teachers Talk spans all disciplines; we welcome submissions for it from the US and abroad. Contributors are responsible for transcribing and editing the interview. Early inquiries strongly encouraged.
All manuscripts are to be prepared in MLA style with parenthetical citations and a Works Cited page using the 7th Edition of the MLA Handbook. Manuscripts are to be created and saved as Microsoft Word Documents. The font should be Times New Roman, size 12; the document should be double-spaced with one-inch margins around each page. Any references that might identify the author to the reviewer must be removed.
Please attach a SEPARATE document with the full submission title and complete address, telephone, fax, and email information included. Please also include a 250-word abstract and an author biography of 100 words or less.
If a submission includes specific references to student work or quotations, the author must provide written permission from the student(s) to use said information prior to publication.
Provide picture files in either JPG or TIFF. Resolution should be at least 300 pixels per inch (ppi) at the size to be reproduced (500 ppi is preferable). These images should be sent with the contact information of the creator of the images, in the event a second image is needed. Images should not be resized or resolution reduced.