the editor, Hunter McEwan, the Editorial Board was formed in the Fall
of 1999. The Board members are: Linda Johnsrud, the Associate Dean,
who will be representing the Graduate Chairs Council; Kathy
Au, from Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies; Mary Jo Noonan,
from Special Education; Curtis Ho, from Educational Technology; Kristen
A. Kawczynski, a current doctoral student and president of the College
of Education Doctoral Student Association (COEDSA), representing our
graduate students; and Robert Potter, representing the emeritus faculty.
In addition to developing a policy for the journal, the Board will
assist me in determining themes for future issues. They will also
offer advice on the format of future issues of the journal.
Several initiatives are currently being considered by the Board.
The first is to elaborate a new set of policies for the Journal
that will help guide its development over the next few years. The
goal is to make the journal serve the teachers of this state by
connecting developments in research and policy with classroom practice.
From the beginning the journal has been conceived as theme-based,
and there are no plans to change this approach. We will, however,
provide advanced notice of forthcoming themes, to alert potential
contributors. In Fall 2003, we took a look at Online Communities.
In the 2004 issue, we explored a subject that is of considerable
topical interest, Teacher Education Reform. In Fall 2005,
the journal presented a series of articles on another topic that
is of vital interest to Hawaii, Indigenous Education.
In Fall 2006, we presented a lengthy series of articles on the Doctorate
in Education. In the most recent issue, we took a look at Imaginative
Education. Keep your eyes on the journals website for
updates on future themes.