Call for Contributions: NSTA Connected Science Learning - Engaging Families in Science

Call for Contributions: NSTA Connected Science Learning - Engaging Families in Science


The editors of Connected Science Learning encourage you to submit a manuscript on any topic related to bridging in-school and out-of-school STEM learning. Although each issue is organized around a theme, your manuscript does not have to be related to a specific theme and can be of general interest to the journal's audience. In order to be considered for publication, manuscripts must adhere to the journal's submission guidelines. Connected Science Learning also features a number of columns that may be a good fit for your manuscript. Upcoming themes and column descriptions are found below.

Issue 16: Engaging Families in Science

"The involvement of parents and other caregivers in their children's learning is crucial to their children’s interest in and ability to learn science. Research shows that when parents play an active role, their children achieve greater success as learners, regardless of socioeconomic status, ethnic/racial background, or the parents' own level of education."—NSTA's position statement on Parent Involvement in Science Learning.

This issue of Connected Science Learning features successful program models that bridge in-school and out-of-school learning environments as well as research-based practices and tools for engaging parents, families, and caregivers to enhance their school-aged children's science learning. Submissions reporting on homeschool programs, examples of parents and caregivers helping forge partnerships between schools and community organizations, and how a focus on families can promote involvement of underserved or under-represented audiences, as well as other related topics, are encouraged.

Contributions are due April 15, 2020

For more information, visit the NSTA website: 

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