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Mental Health in the Classroom

It has been widely estimated that at least one in five school-aged children is affected by mental illness. School personnel (teachers, administrators, social workers, for example) are in a vital position to support children concerning mental health.  However, the stigma related to mental illness remains a serious roadblock to treatment and care.  This themed issue will focus on how mental illness is addressed in classrooms, both B-12 and in teacher education settings.  What are innovative practices that can help educators better meet the needs of those affected by mental illness? How are new educators learning how to support their students’ mental health? This issue will include a variety of perspectives related to what it means to support and prepare new educators to be knowledgeable about and able to confront student mental health issues.

The New Educator is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal, dedicated to exploring topics that are explicitly related to the recruitment, preparation, and induction of educators. We welcome articles focusing on the knowledge created through practice and the challenges of building and sustaining professional community in the education of new educators, The New Educator serves as a forum on issues that teacher educators, teacher education programs, and school systems encounter in the preparation, recruitment, induction, retention, and ongoing support of educators new to the field. Defining “educator” broadly to include classroom teachers, administrators, counselors, support staff, teacher educators, and those who educate outside of school settings, the journal is particularly interested in work that links theory with practice, is generated through practice, is useful and accessible to the field, and reflects the needs and perspectives of the diverse communities served by educational institutions in this new century.

Submission Instructions

Submission Deadline:  January 10, 2020


  • Full research manuscripts that should not exceed 6500 words, and please see other manuscript guidelines here.
  • Article should be in consonant with the scope and aims of The New Educator. See full description here.
  • The New Educator receives all manuscript submissions electronically via its ScholarOne Manuscripts site located here.

For more information contact Megan Blumenreich (mblumenreich@ccny.cuny.edu)

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