Academic journal article International Forum of Teaching and Studies

Notes from the Editor

Academic journal article International Forum of Teaching and Studies

Notes from the Editor

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This issue of IFOTS comes filled to the brim with perspectives from around the globe. During the selection process, we experienced many moments, when reflection and critical analysis were of utter importance. Although this is typically the case for any editor and publisher during their decision-making process; however, we had received more than the usual rejections from our reviewers of several pieces. The reasons for suggested rejections had to do with concerns of some reviewers that standard methodology for research had not been adhered to in several pieces; highly idiosyncratic topics were presented; and viewpoints had been expressed that may not appeal to a large constituency of readers.

IFOTS, at the same time, prides itself to be an open forum for exchanges of ideas from all cultures, and we hope our selection pushes all of us toward critical analysis of our own assumptions in the field of education. I suggest you can agree that it is by stretching the comfort zones and peeking over the rims of our respective boxes that we learn - most importantly about ourselves. And self awareness is crucial to education and development in the 21st Century. …

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