About This Journal


The NWJTE is a peer-reviewed journal that serves as a forum for a network of scholars, supervisors, pre-service teachers, K-12 practitioners and administrators, and others who work to bring forth new insights and wisdom about what it means to prepare and support teachers for democratic education. We share unique cross-border educational perspectives from both the northwest United States and Canada and from elsewhere in the world. The journal is committed to highlighting the interdependent, cooperative nature of teacher education and fostering a sense of common purpose among the people and institutions who work to empower and support the next generation of teachers.


NWJTE offers a space to collectively work through the interconnected demands of equity, excellence, and sustainability related to the issues of our time. To that end, and in an effort to record such dialogue and action, the journal seeks out and invites contributions that represent the diverse roles, perspectives, and methodologies found within teacher education. We are interested in research, practice and policy-based papers from a wide net of theoretical perspectives, and we invite authors to submit work in traditional or non-traditional representational style for review.

The editors of NWJTE would like to acknowledge the history of the journal itself. On this site you can find former issues of The Northwest Passage, the original iteration of NWJTE. In addition, we would like to connect readers with The Canadian Journal of Teacher Research, for which former NWJTE editor Jim Parsons serves as the Editorial Board Chair. Please enjoy The Canadian Journal of Teacher Research at: https://www.teacherresearch.ca

Quality Control and Peer Review

Articles published in this journal undergo double blind peer review. Two reviewers read each manuscript, and accept or reject based on their expertise and assessment of the manuscript. Editors provide the review contents to authors, ensure the feedback is incorporated for accepted articles, and upload the revised versions. A publication checklist with formatting requirements is completed for each article. Plagiarism includes copying text, ideas, images, or data from another source, even from your own publications, without giving any credit to the original source. Reuse of text that is copied from another source must be between quotes and the original source must be cited. If a study's design or the manuscript's structure or language has been inspired by previous works, these works must be explicitly cited. If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the manuscript may be rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication, we may publish a correction or retract the paper.

Open Access Statement

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of open access.