Authors are welcome to write on any of the themes or the regular section subjects and may also address any aspect of educational leadership and teaching practice.

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General Articles (2000-2500 words, including references)
Innovations in Education from a wide range of contexts:

  • Early childhood
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Remote
  • Independent
  • Indigenous
  • International
  • Other

Success Stories (800-2000 words)
Key focus could include areas:

  • School improvement
  • School development
  • Case studies of leading or teaching excellence at system, school (teacher, staff or students), classroom or organisational level.
  • Leading change / innovations
  • Other

Leadership Challenge  (1000-1500 words)
Key focus could include areas such as:

  • Reflections on one's own leadership journey
  • Challenges faced by particular levels if leadership (i.e. middle leadership, senior leadership, emerging leadership, university leadership)

All references should use APA 7 formatting. 

Please read through the submission criteria and complete the submission form below for each article you are submitting and email to [email protected].

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Submission Dates and Themes for 2024

  • Issue 1 2024: 12th December 2023 – Reimagining schools
    - Workplace issues of recruitment, development, flexible work arrangements, diversity, and retention of staff
    - The brave new world of AI: pros and cons
    - The role and place of STEM in schools
  • Issue 2 2024: 12th March 2024 – Leading effective teams
    - Mentoring and coaching for team development
  • Issue 3 2024: 2nd July 2024 - A future beyond boundaries
    - For schooling
    - For educational leadership
    - For the profession
  • Issue 4 2024: 1st October 2024 – Moral purpose of leadership
    - Workplace trust
    - Supporting disadvantaged students and schools

If you need help with writing ...
For prospective authors who would like some suggestions regarding an idea they have for an article and/or feedback on a draft, we can connect you to one of the members of the AEL Editorial Board. If this is you, please send an email to: [email protected] identifying your ideas and the type of support you are seeking.

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