Educational Leadership is the official journal of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). Its contents are intended for everyone interested in curriculum, instruction, supervision, and leadership in education. Each issue contains articles by leading educators, reports of effective programs and practices, interpretations of research, book reviews, and columns. We invite international contributions all year long, and we encourage all authors to consider the issues of diversity and technology in any article they submit.
Issues are organized around themes (see "Themes"). In general, the more appropriate an article is for a theme issue, the more likely we will be able to publish it. We also accept articles on "Special Topics" if the subject is not related to a theme but is of great interest.
The editors look for brief (1,500-2,500 words) manuscripts that are helpful to practicing K-12 educators. We are not looking for term papers or reviews of literature, and we rarely publish conventional research reports. We prefer articles in which the writer speaks directly to the reader in an informal, conversational style. The treatment of the topic should be interesting, insightful, and based on the writer's experiences. Practical examples should illustrate key points. When reporting their own research, writers should emphasize explanation and interpretation of the results, rather than methodology. We cannot review drafts and usually do not find query letters helpful; we prefer to read the manuscript. Also, we ask that you please do not submit articles to several publications simultaneously.