I am pleased and honored to have been asked to join the Editorial Board of the new Journal of Family Diversity in Education. Congratulations to the editors Monica Miller Marsh (Kent State University) and Tammy Turner-Vorbeck, (Purdue University).
FOCUS AND SCOPE
The Journal of Family Diversity in Education is the journal of the Family Diversity Education Council and is hosted at Kent State University. In order to enact the mission of the FDEC to generate, share, and disseminate knowledge related to issues of family diversity and equity in family-school-community relationships, this journal represents a formal, rigorous exchange of the new ideas, pedagogy, and curriculum of this field.
The Journal of Family Diversity in Education (JFDE) is the culmination of those whose work is attempting to shine light upon and oppose limited, hegemonic conceptions of families, particularly in the domain of family-school-community partnerships.
Over the last several decades, a body of research has emerged that focuses on home-school-community relationships, yet much of that work is built upon the premise that the term “family” has a common meaning. For scholars and practitioners who are working to analyze, critique, and redefine notions of family and the resultant implications for those partnerships, there are very few outlets for publication.
The JFDE provides a forum for researchers and professionals who are working alongside the vastly different forms of family that exist in schools today to renegotiate the very relationships within family-school-community partnerships. This, in turn, will positively impact and transform curricula, pedagogy, and policy.
Here in the JFDE, we seek interdisciplinary scholarship that extends the dialogue around issues of family diversity and equity in family-school-community partnerships. We view this journal as a space where the voices of educators, counselors, social workers, policymakers, parents and custodial family members, and advocates for children will be in conversation to work toward more inclusive curricula and schooling.
We are pleased to offer a fully refereed, online journal that welcomes diverse and creative theoretical approaches. We are fortunate to have an expert journal Editorial Board invested in guiding and shaping the quality and content of the scholarship of this journal.