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Stories that Mattered Matter (?)

Stories are the most ancient, universal and venerable literary forms entrusted to tell emerging generations the experienced wisdom of prior generations. The Torah, the Popul Vuh, the Gospels, the Upanishads, The Story of Siddartha, the Koran, the thousands of other stories arising from all cultural traditions, make up the basis of the spiritual legacy of billions of adherents and form the basis of laws and accepted behavior that govern all. The stories in epic verse and theater, of Homer, Virgil, Dante, Shakespeare, in the novel’s of Cervantes, The brothers Grimm, Balzac, Tolstoy, Mann, Robert Lewis Stevenson, E.M. Forster, Virginia Woolfe, Marquez, Neruda, Verdi, Puccini, Wagner, Rogers and Hart, the Gershwins, Leonard Bernstein, Mark Twain, Walt Disney, Frank Baum, Toni Morison, Ralph Ellison, Steven Spielberg, Ken Burns, Tony Kushner and many more keep telling us what is proper, what to fear, and what, even to hope for. I am certain I have left out hundreds more who have informed and redirected millions of lives. Please add your own.

Stories, unlike admonitions and even reasoned argument, have particular persuasive powers because they embed their truths in accounts of plausible people in a broth of natural and unnatural, fantastic but just possible adventures with which we can find common purpose if not deeds. Like all art, stories fuse mind and feeling in adventures that at the outset have no guaranteed outcomes. Certainly no good or deserving outcomes are guaranteed. Just like life.

So we read and see stories as if we ourselves are tumbling along a journey in which every step must be care full and when the story concludes it’s as if we had that adventure and what happened to those in the story, happened to our self. So we not only read or see and hear, we learn. Personal account stories take on further persuasion if the author is deemed credible and the story plausible. Which brings us to our proposal for an issue of Artizein.

“Stories that Matter”

An issue of Artizein devoted to teachers of the arts that tell of something unexpected that happened in their classroom while teaching, that caused the author to rethink some basic premises of their teaching about art, about students, about teachers, about themselves, about what schools are for, about what is life all about anyway.

We are inviting such first hand stories, and what conceptions and pedagogy came to be re-examined and reformed. And, how (hopefully) things changed for the better. We are seeking approximately ten such articles through invited and open submissions from arts educators teaching all age levels in all institutional settings. The manuscript should consist of several elements; a narrative (story) of what happened in the classroom, a description of the entering beliefs and practices, reflections on the dissonance between prior belief and practice and the pivotal classroom incident, consequential modifications in beliefs and practices, and the results there of. Illustrative materials are welcome. This is nothing more, but also nothing less to stress the critical components of all investigative procedures; draw up a reasonable hypothesis, design an implementation plan, implement the plan, see how it worked, revise accordingly and do it all again. And again.

Editor: Peter London
Co-Editor: Virginia Freyermuth

Anticipated publication date: TBA. [ late fall, 2021]
Call for submissions by: TBA. [ 1/2021]
Responses from Editors to authors by: TBA. [6/2021]

Further inquiries:

Canadian Review of Art Education Revue Canadienne D'Education Artistique - Call for Submissions

The Canadian Review of Art Education (CRAE) is a refereed journal published by the Canadian Society for Education through Art. We invite theoretical and research-based submissions that address issues relating to art education. We welcome submissions from all disciplines and fields of study. CRAE defines art education broadly given that it takes place in many different contexts informed by a range of perspectives in addition to K-12, higher education and community education. We encourage submissions from researchers, scholars, policymakers, educators, and students.

Manuscripts must be prepared using Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx format), Times Roman 12 point font, be double-spaced and have one inch margins on all sides. Manuscripts must include an abstract of no more than 100 words and should be a maximum of 6000 words long, including references. Manuscripts must include a separate title page, a running head, and a list of three to five keywords. The title page will also include the full name(s), the institutional affiliations of author(s), and the contact information, including email(s) and mailing address(es). All submissions must be masked for the review process. Successive pages should include page numbers and the running head but should not include authors’ names, affiliations, and identification notes. Authors must use endnotes, not footnotes. Black & white photographs (300 dpi required, JPEG or TIFF), drawings, and diagrams must be clear, fully labelled, with appropriate credits for copyright clearance, and appear at the end of the manuscript. Authors should prepare manuscripts using only the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 5th edition (2001). Authors may submit papers, book reviews, and commentaries written in English or French.

How to Submit: Please submit by email with attachment (s) to the editor Anita Sinner, Concordia University, Art Education, Faculty of Fine Arts: For more information visit

International Journal of Education Through Art - Call for Articles

The International Journal of Education through Art is seeking submissions. The journal is interdisciplinary in its reflection of teaching and learning contexts and also in its representation of artistic approaches and practices. It provides a platform for those who wish to question and evaluate the ways in which art education is practiced, disseminated and interpreted across a diverse range of educational contexts. Each issue consists of peer-reviewed articles and image-text features. Particular emphasis is placed on articles that:

  • Critically reflect on the relationship between education and art
  • Propose original ways of rethinking the status of education and art education
  • Address the role of teaching and learning in either formal or informal educational contexts and along side issues of age, gender and social background
  • Adopt an open and inventive interpretation of research-based analysis
  • Promote and experiment with visual/textual forms of representing art education activities, issues and research Potential topics include:
  • Art, craft and design education
  • Formal and informal education contexts
  • Meaning making, image and identity in art education
  • Public, community and environmental art
  • Pedagogy and emerging technologies
  • Policy and practice
  • Trans-cultural issues
  • Visual communication and culture

Submissions can be made at any time online by registering at:

Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education - Call for Submissions

Sponsoring/Host Institution: USSEA

Deadline or End Date (month, day, year): Rolling
Description of the Opportunity (1,000 character max, including spaces): The Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education will consider for publication manuscripts on all aspects of social and cultural research relevant for art and visual culture education, including cultural foundations of art education, cross-cultural and multicultural research in art education, and cultural aspects of art in education. These areas should be interpreted in a broad sense and can include community arts, schools, arts administration, art museum education, art therapy, and other disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches that are relevant to art and visual culture education. Theoretical research, research in which qualitative and/or quantitative methods are used, and visual formats will be considered.

Please visit for more information.

Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy - Call for Arts-Based Research

The Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy is positioned at the intersection of curriculum theory, teaching studies, and arts-based research. Each issue of the journal features an abbreviated essay on arts based educational research (ABER). These short “essays” might include, but are not limited to visual artworks, documentations of performance artwork, ethno-drama, musical performances, poetry, narratives, or stills from videos complemented by a brief text that theorizes the art from the perspective of curriculum and pedagogy. The ABER section of the journal is separate from the published articles in each issue. Authors wishing to submit full-length manuscripts that are arts-based in nature should do so through the general call for manuscripts (please see above website). The submission process is comprised of three strands:

  1. Arts based research accompanied by image(s). Please submit a short critical essay (up to 12 pages including references) that illuminates the intersection between the image(s) and curriculum and pedagogy or arts- based research. This essay should not be a mere description of the work, but rather it should engage a critical analysis among the arts, teaching and learning, and research methodologies.
  2. Text based forms of arts-based research. Authors who work in literary arts or text-based forms of arts-based research may submit their work in this strand. Such work might include poetry, play scripts or fiction as such works pertain to themes within the ABER strand.
  3. Student artwork (K through 12). Arts educators may submit images of work created by their students, or as documentation of performances of their students, for consideration. These images need not be accompanied by an essay but should include a brief 250-word “critical description” of the work and a 50-word biographical sketch of the student artist.

Authors who submit work for each of the three above mentioned submission strands must consider the following:

  • 1-2 images (jpegs; minimum 300dpi for a 4”x6” image) with a signed release form or statement from the artist. (If the artist is a minor, the release form/statement must be signed by a parent or guardian. Contact the ABER editor for a release form.)
  • a short 50 word biographical sketch (MSWord.doc or RichTextFormat.rtf) of the artist/researcher
  • all text-based submissions must be a MSWord.doc or RichTextFormat.rtf, double-spaced, 10 or 12pt font. ABER submissions should be submitted as follows: Please see the general submission guideline. Please mark your file ABER essay.

For questions please contact the ABER Assistant Editor Morna McDermott at

Studies in Art Education

Studies is a quarterly journal that reports quantitative, qualitative, historical, and philosophical research in art education, including explorations of theory and practice in the areas of art production, art criticism, aesthetics, art history, human development, curriculum and instruction, and assessment.

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