Explorations in Teacher Development

  • Click here for the ETD Fall 2022 Issue Call for Papers.
  • Click here for an outline of the latest issue (Volume 27 Issue 3).
  • Past issues of the journal can be found here. Outlines of each issue can be found on the individual volume pages.

Explorations in Teacher Development (ETD) (ISSN 2434-589X) is the Teacher Development SIG’s journal of research and reflective practice. TD SIG members receive this publication by email.

Papers for Explorations in Teacher Development (ETD) are accepted on an on-going basis. We encourage both members and non-members of our SIG to submit papers, so please share this information with your colleagues and friends to ensure a rich and diverse publication.

Submission Guidelines: The Teacher Development SIG welcomes submissions for its publication, Explorations in Teacher Development, that address aspects related to the SIG’s core mission of expanding and exploring issues in teacher education.

We are interested in publishing the following categories of articles:

  • Research Articles (4000-6000 words)
    • Narrative Inquiry
    • Reflective or Theoretical Inquiry
    • Action Research
    • Mixed-Methods Research
    • Arts-Based Research
  • Explorations (1000-3000 words)
  • Reflections (1000-3000 words)
    • Learning / Teaching Journeys
    • Teacher Reflections
    • Conference Reflections
  • Book Reviews
  • Interviews
  • Columns (500-1000 words)

The TD SIG also publishes the proceedings of our summer Teacher Journeys as well as occasional special issues in collaboration with other JALT SIGs.

If you wish to contribute to ETD, please follow these guidelines:

  • Use APA Style (7th ed.).
  • Submit at any time, but please check the latest call for papers for the publication schedules.
  • Include the following with any submission:
    • A brief cover letter indicating which category of ETD article your submission best fits
    • Current affiliation and contact email (a short bio and photo are optional).
  • In addition, include the following with any research article submission:
    • An abstract of 150-250 words, including purpose, methods, and conclusions.
  • Include visual aids such as images, graphs, and tables with your article if desired.

Please note that all accepted submissions for the research and explorations sections of ETD will undergo a peer-review process involving feedback and suggestions for improvement.

Questions and contributions may be sent to the editors at the following email address:

ETD Fall 2022 Issue: Call for Papers

As always, for the Fall 2022 issue of Explorations in Teacher Development, we invite any scholarship dealing with phenomena related to teacher development. We welcome articles using quantitative or qualitative data as well as theory. We hope the ETD journal can be an excellent opportunity to find a new insight to broaden perspective and have an academic discussion with the other scholars.

One suggested line of research that could be especially edifying might relate to teacher development in the post-COVID era. Since early 2020, we have faced the significant influence
of the COVID-19 pandemic. In general, schools and universities have continuously faced
challenges to provide good-quality education under this situation. In particular, we lost many
chances to have “interaction” in a face-to-face manner, which has long seemed essential for rich
language education. Despite these difficulties, the accelerated development of information and
communication technology (ICT) has opened new possibilities for improving language
education. As a result, the expectations students have for their teachers could be shifting, and
what teachers want to realise through their teaching practice is likely undergoing a similar

Now is an opportune time to discuss how to prepare for language education in the post-COVID
era and to conceptualize the altered role of language teachers. We hope that contributors will be inspired to submit articles that reflect teaching experiences under COVID and offer insightful
educational implications for the post-COVID situation.

Fall 2022 Issue Projected Schedule:
  • First submissions: 5/9
  • First reviews and revisions: 5/16-5/30
  • Second reviews and revisions: 6/6-6/30
  • Proofreading: 7/1-7/15
  • Publication: 7/15-7/31

Managing Editors: Nicholas Kasparek & Ryo Mizukura
Assistant Editor: Junyuan Chen
Layout Editor: Matthew W. Turner
Copy Editors: Andrew Hofmann, Rachel Patterson
Peer Reviewers: Yutaka Fujieda, Daniel Hooper, Anne McLellan Howard, Darren Kinsman, Ewen MacDonald, Sam Morris, Jane Pryce, Chhayankdhar Singh, Matthew W. Turner, Deryn Verity, Adie Uchida Verla