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Featured Articles

“Failure” Irrelevant: Virtual Schools and Accountability-Immunity

by Rick Voithofer & Jan Nespor
This paper examines how a large virtual school grows and prospers in spite of receiving consistently “failing” “grades” from the state. In answering, the article suggests that the school is not just a school and must be understood instead as part of a fundamental transformation in the nature of educational institutions.
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Finding Possibility in Pitfalls: The Role of Permeable Methods Pedagogy in Preservice Teacher Learning

by Heather Hebard
This comparative case study investigates the role of context in learning to teach writing in two university-based post-baccalaureate preparation programs. The author uses a cultural-historical theoretical lens to identify differences in teacher candidates' experiences within and across methods course and field placement activities, which were consequential for their learning.
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Book Reviews

Teaching Social Studies: A Methods Book for Methods Teachers

by S. G. Grant, John Lee, & Kathy Swan (Eds.)
reviewed by Kathryn E. Engebretson


Leadership Matters in the Education of Students with Special Needs in the 21st Century

by Festus E. Obiakor, Tachelle Banks, & Anthony F. Rotatori (Eds.)
reviewed by Audrey Cohan & Elizabeth Stein


Millennial Teachers of Color

by Mary E. Dilworth
reviewed by Amanda Vickery


Self-Efficacy and Future Goals in Education

by Barbara A. Greene
reviewed by Alicia Johnson


Educating All Children: A Global Agenda

by Joel E. Cohen, David E. Bloom, & Martin B. Malin (Eds.)
reviewed by Hani Morgan


Education researcher Melanie Brooks discusses her co-authored article, “Being Wholly Muslim and Wholly American”: Exploring One Islamic School’s Efforts to Educate Against Extremism. Watch and discuss this episode of The Voice on Vialogues.


Selling Out and Other Sins of the Justice Oriented Educator

by Brian Gibbs
This commentary engages the "sell out" phenomenon that often plagues justice oriented educators: not being able to engage in all forms of resistance and interruption often weighs on teachers engaged in critical teaching.

Engaging Youth in School (Kindle Book)

by Gary Natriello
This issue of the Teachers College Record Yearbook focuses on conceptualizations of engagement, the processes of engagement, portraits of engaging learning environments, and whole-school approaches to education.

TCR Yearbooks - Call for Proposals

by Gary Natriello
The editors of the Teachers College Record announce a call for proposals for future TCR Yearbooks.

Publishing in TCR
To submit work to the Teachers College Record, please use our online submission system. To access the system, use the link "Submit My Work," found in the Member Center. The submission system will explain our publishing guidelines, and will allow you to upload your manuscript. Please consult the following Editorials for additional information.
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