Academic journal article Making Connections

Editors' Introduction

Academic journal article Making Connections

Editors' Introduction

Article excerpt

"Transformations"

This issue marks a turning point for Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity. Beginning as a regional newsletter and then growing to a peer-reviewed national journal, we have spent our entire existence in a print medium,This yean outside circumstances, including the fresh possibilities provided by new technology and the limitations created by a tight economy have led us to transform to an online format The journal's commitment to insightful, interdisciplinary exploration of cultural diversity however; remains the same.

The theme of this volume of Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity is Social Justice:Voices from the Past and Beyond, Consistent with the iconic work of our menton Frederick Douglass, the contributors to this volume provide us with inspiration and hope for the provision and perpetuation of social justice within both our schools and our communities, As we continue to keep Douglass alive in our hearts and minds, it is only through our untiring commitment to social justice that we maintain a steadfast devotion to Douglass dream of a true democracy: a place where every man, woman, and child is free to pursue their aspirations,

This issue also marks the addition of a new co-editor to Making Connections. Dr Greg Goodman, Associate Professor of Education at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, joins Dr Betina Entzminger as co- editor for the Fall 201 2 and Spring 201 3 issues, Beginning with the Fall 201 3 issue, Dr Entzminger will step down and Dr Goodman will take over as editor-in-chief of the journal, Dr Goodman is Director of the Frederick Douglass Institute at Clarion University, editor of Educational Psychology Reader (Peter Lang, 201 0), and author of Educational Psychology: An Application of Critical Constructivism (Peter Lang, 2008), as well as many articles related to education and cultural diversity He is well suited to the task of overseeing the journal's continued growth, while maintaining its interdisciplinary focus on cultural diversity,

We are grateful for the continued financial support of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative. …

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