New WWU Peer-reviewed E-journal to Cultivate Inclusivity in Education

February 21, 2019 | Education

The Walla Walla University Center for Educational Equity and Diversity (CEED) is launching a peer-reviewed e-journal to cultivate inclusivity by encouraging research and discussion within education. The CEED was formed in 2017 by faculty in the School of Education and Psychology to strengthen practices related to diversity and fairness in education.

“One of the ways we thought this could be accomplished is by starting a journal that would be an organ for serious scholarship on the subject,” says Austin Archer, professor of psychology and education, who will also edit the e-journal.

The e-journal will be titled Diversus: Equity and Diversity in Education. Before being published, submissions will be reviewed by experts in psychology, education, special education, health and physical education. The editorial team will include Maria Bastien, assistant professor of education; Neria Sebastien, assistant professor of special education; and Brian Hartman, assistant professor of education, who will also assist with technical support.

Diversus will be an open-access, scholarly, peer-reviewed, e-publication intended as a vehicle for discussing equality and celebrating individuality within the professional educational community. The CEED team is currently seeking research articles, book reviews and commentary by educators, parents and others interested in educational equality and diversity. Potential topics include special education and inclusion, gender and ethnic representation, discrimination by race, ethnicity, educational processes, and more.

For Diversus submission guidelines and other questions, email Archer.

T. Brooke Sample, WWU university relations student writer