NIOST is calling for papers for its Spring 2018 issue of Afterschool Matters. The deadline is June 10, 2017.
Afterschool Matters is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting professionalism, scholarship, and consciousness in afterschool education. Published by the National Institute on Out-of-School Time with legacy support from the Robert Bowne Foundation, Afterschool Matters serves practitioners who work with youth in out-of-school time (OST) programs, as well as researchers and policymakers in youth development.
We are seeking articles for future issues of the journal, beginning with Spring 2018. Scholarly or practice-based work on all aspects of OST programming for children and youth, from a variety of disciplines and academic perspectives, will be considered. We welcome submissions that explore practical ideas for working with young people in OST programs. Personal or inspirational narratives and essays are appropriate for our section “Voices from the Field.”
All articles, whether scholarly or practice-based, should connect theory to practice and should be broadly applicable across the field. Articles must be relevant and accessible to both practitioners and academic researchers.
We invite you to discuss possible topics in advance with us. A broad variety of topics will be considered, including the following:
- Innovative program approaches
- OST programs and civic engagement, social and emotional development , arts development, or academic improvement
- Research or best-practice syntheses
- OST program environments and spaces
- Key aspects of program leadership and administration
- OST system-building such as cross-city and statewide initiatives
- Expanded or extended learning time and the OST hours
- School-community partnerships that support OST programming
- Physical activity and healthy eating
- STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program delivery or STEM staff professional development
- Special needs youth, immigrant and refugee youth, or other vulnerable populations in OST
- Youth-centered participatory action research projects
- Gender-focused research and policy initiatives related to OST
Please download the Call for Papers.
We welcome inquiries about possible article topics. To discuss your ideas, please contact:
Georgia Hall, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist, Managing Editor
National Institute on Out-of-School Time