The Professional Educator is a peer-reviewed open access journal. Our newly revised aims and scope include a section on Critical Studies of Education. We are seeking manuscripts involving research and scholarship centered on understanding cultural, institutional, and structural dynamics that create and perpetuate injustice, inequity, and oppression in education and schooling in the Southeastern U.S.
Our definition of education and schooling is expansive, including early childhood, K-12, higher education, adult education, informal learning, and other educational contexts. We invite manuscripts featuring scholarship that interrogates, subverts, and works to transform all systems that oppress, dehumanize, and subjugate, including hegemonic systems of white supremacy, cisheteropatriarchy, ableism, linguicism, imperialism, settler colonialism, and capitalist neoliberalism. We invite manuscripts that work to create liberatory futures and possibilities in schools, education, and society by engaging in analysis using critical frameworks. The section publishes qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, and multi-method research, in addition to theoretical work and systematic reviews of the literature on topics related to our aims.