Monographs on the Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility Model
The Spanish journal Agora plans to produce two consecutive monographs in 2012 focused on the Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility (TPSR) model. TPSR was developed in the United States by Don Hellison and is one of the most well-established instructional models in physical education and sport pedagogy. As the model is increasingly applied in other countries as a vehicle for promoting positive youth development and teaching life skills, it is a highly relevant topic for this journal’s international readership. A special editorial board (see below) has been formed to organize these monographs. David Walsh, Doris Watson, and Paul Wright will serve as the guest editors. The two monographs will have overlapping but distinct themes. The first will focus on practical applications of TPSR, whereas the second will focus on current empirical research. In both cases, we are interested not only in the delivery of TPSR programs to children and youth but also in the ways adults (teachers and program leaders) are trained in, interpret, and deliver the TPSR model.
The first monograph is scheduled for publication in January 2012 and will focus on the development and application of TPSR programs. For this monograph, the editorial board invites manuscripts that provide detailed descriptions of programs that have applied TPSR in a range of contexts including school-based physical education and out of school programming. These manuscripts are not intended to be data-driven but should reflect a balance between scholarship and practice. While no specific organization is mandated, in telling the story of a program, it is suggested that manuscripts address the following:
- the context and unique needs or objectives the program was meant to serve
- the development and ultimate structure of the program
- a detailed description of how the TPSR model was applied including novel strategies and adaptations
- an explanation of how the program was evaluated
- a summary of successes, challenges, new insights generated, and lessons learned
Manuscripts for this first monograph should be submitted to Dave Walsh (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Doris Watson (doris.Watson@unlv.edu) electronically by September 1, 2011. Revisions and resubmissions must be completed by October 1, 2011 so where possible it is recommended that manuscripts be submitted prior to the September 1 deadline.
The second monograph is scheduled for publication in June 2012 and will focus on empirical research and evaluation studies. Manuscripts might represent a wide range of methodological approaches (qualitative, quantitative, mixed-method) and designs (case study, correlational, quasi-experimental, etc.) but should be data-driven and demonstrate the level of rigor associated with peer-reviewed research journals. Manuscripts for this second monograph should be submitted to Dave Walsh (email@example.com) and Paul Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org) electronically by January 15, 2012. Revisions and resubmissions will be completed by March 1, 2012.
We encourage the submission of manuscripts based in recently completed doctoral dissertations. Manuscripts may be submitted in English, Portugese, or Spanish. However, by the time of publication, all articles must have at least the title, abstract, and key words translated into Spanish; assistance can be provided as needed. Initial inquiries regarding either the January 2012 or June 2012 issues may be e-mailed to the respective guest editors. Appropriate submissions will be reviewed by one of the guest editors and two peer-reviewers. For submission guidelines and other detailed information (in Spanish and English), the journal web site can be found at http://www5.uva.es/agora/. Some of the basic features and requirements are as follows:
* Authors: name, surname, work institution, address and e-mail.
* Between 5,000 and 7,000 words (including everything: abstract, bibliography, etc.).
* Title: in Spanish and English.
* Abstract: in Spanish and English (no more than 200 words)
* Key words: in Spanish and English (around five terms).
* Format: Word for Windows. Type and size: Arial 12 with spacing 1.5.
Special Editorial Board:
Gloria Balague, University of Illinois at Chicago
Nicolas Cutforth, University of Denver
Sarah Doolittle, Adelphi University
Nikos Georgiadis, Olympiacos
Frank Giosa, Safe Schools Alternative Middle School
Don Hellison, University of Illinois at Chicago
James Kallusky, Coach Across America
Tom Martinek, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
David Walsh, San Francisco State University
Doris Watson, University of Nevada at Las Vegas
Paul Wright, Northern Illinois University