Announcements

A New Cover for JSTE

The ASTE Publications Committee is pleased to announce a fresh new look for the Journal of Science Teacher Education!

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In January 2017, we officially make the transition to Routledge of the Taylor and Francis group for the publishing of JSTE.

The new cover will begin with Issue 1 of Volume 28.

Science Teacher Preparation in Content-Based Second Language Acquisition

Edited by Alandeom W. Oliveira & Molly H. Weinburgh

The primary purpose of this book is to provide science teacher educators with exemplars of professional development programs designed to prepare school teachers to effectively help language learners in science classrooms simultaneously gain language proficiency and conceptual understanding. To this end, this book examines seventeen science teacher preparation programs that span a wide variety of grade levels (elementary, middle, and secondary), countries (Italy, Luxemburg, Spain, UK, and US), and linguistic contexts (English as a Second Language, English as a Foreign Language, trilingual classrooms, and teaching deaf children science through sign language). The book is divided into three main parts. Each part consists of chapters that illustrate a common, cross-cutting theme in science teacher preparation in content-based second language acquisition, namely pre-service teacher preparation, in-service teacher preparation, and international perspectives. Each part provides many insights on the similarities and differences in the professional development approaches used to prepare science teaching with varied amounts of instructional experience help students in different parts of the world overcome linguistic barriers while simultaneously learning concepts central to science. Bringing together researchers from various academic backgrounds (science education, TESOL, and Applied Linguistics), attention is given to varied facets of the intersection of science and language learning in the specific context of school teacher preparation.

Available at http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319435145

Good News for JSTE

The Journal of Science Teacher Education (JSTE), by virtue of its membership in Scopus (the largest database of peer reviewed journals), is now approved for subsidies by South African authors. In South Africa, and many other countries, authors receive subsidies for articles that they publish in peer-reviewed journals. Until now, South African authors were hesitant to send their manuscripts to JSTE because they would receive no credit for publishing in our journal. The South African government has just approved subsidies for journals included in Scopus because of the quality and notoriety of journals in the database. Our journal has been receiving much more attention internationally because of the clearly international Editorial Board and Editorial Review Board members. The international “flavor” of the journal has been created in our attempts to become ISI accredited. Many countries only give credit to authors if they publish in ISI (Institute of Scientific Information) journals. Hence, our journal achieving this accreditation is of paramount significance. The current rise in JSTE’s status is at least partially due to the work of recent Publications Committee members, including Gillian Roehrig, Valarie Akerson, and Meredith Park Rogers. Much credit also must go to ASTE Past-President Joanne Olson. We are definitely moving in the right direction, with many more exciting ASTE announcements to come over the next few years.

2016 International Conference of East-Asian Association for Science Education (EASE2016 Tokyo)

The 5th international conference of EASE (or East-Asian Association for Science Education) is held on August 26-28, 2016 at Tokyo University of Science, located at the metropolitan area of Tokyo (Shinjuku).

Innovations in Science Education Research & Practice: Strengthening International Collaboration

Important dates:

Abstract Submission: January 15 – April 15, 2016
Registration: March 1 – July 31, 2016

For more information please visit the EASE 2016 TOKYO website.