Occasional Paper Series

Progressive Practices in Public Schools

Occasional Paper Series 35This issue of the Occasional Paper Series contains nine essays that take a closer look at progressive practices currently in play and examine how educators, administrators, and leaders can re-envision progressive education within the constraints of the contemporary moment. The authors show us the benefits of a shared commitment by families, teachers, and administrators to progressive education.

Occasional Paper Series #35 will inspire educators everywhere to continue advocating for more just, engaging, and child-friendly classrooms for all.

Research, Practice, Policy-based

The Occasional Paper Series is a forum for work that extends, deepens and challenges the progressive legacy on which the college is built. The series seeks to promote discussion about what it means to educate in a democracy and to meet the interrelated demands of equity and excellence.

We are interested in research, practice and policy-based papers from a broad array of theoretical perspectives. We encourage authors from within and outside the Bank Street community who employ either traditional or non-traditional representational strategies to submit their work for review. Please see instructions below.
ISSN 2375-3668

Submission of Papers

We publish papers of between 4,000-6,000 words and, exceptionally strong papers, of between 12,000-15,000 words. We are interested in manuscripts by widely known members of the field and by first time authors. Papers must not be under review elsewhere or have been previously published. All submissions should include an abstract of 100 words and be formatted following APA guidelines. Papers go through a blind peer review process and authors should expect to be notified of a decision within 45 days of receipt of the manuscript.

 As an online journal, we encourage authors to use:

  •  a reader-friendly, accessible style 
  •  shorter rather than longer paragraphs 
  •  subheadings to break-up otherwise dense blocks of text 
  •  moving and still images.

Address manuscripts and questions to Jonathan Silin: jsilin@optonline.net.