Aim and Scope

Indonesian Journal of Teacher Education (IJTE) publishes scholarly papers that focus on teacher education and learning of science in school settings ranging from junior high to university education. It bridges the gap between research and practice, providing information, ideas and opinion. 


IJTE is concerned with teacher education but also welcomes manuscripts on the integration of science education and other disciplines.

Submissions that are concerned with science (as distinct with science education or teacher education) or with general educational matters are not considered for publication. Authors with any questions about the likely acceptability of a paper are invited to contact the Editor-in-Chief before making a submission.

IJTE carries the following types of articles:

Empirical research papers
These are accounts of empirical investigations that are theory-based and embedded in a critical review of relevant literature. Manuscripts should include an account of the methodology and procedures used, explain the analysis carried out and the conclusions reached, draw implications for educational theory and practice, and point to possible future research.

Position papers
These consist of analytical, interpretive, or persuasive essays on the origin, nature, and possible address to, identified problems, challenges, or opportunities, either being faced or likely to be faced by the practice of science education across the world, including educational, social, or philosophical issues and trends. This category particularly seeks to promote informed dialogues about science education and carefully reasoned papers representing disparate viewpoints are welcomed.

Theoretical papers
These discuss the nature and academic standing of theories about research into and the practice of teacher education. Theoretical papers can be written from a particular historical or philosophical perspective. Critical reviews and analyses of the research literature about a certain topic or theme fall into this category.

Comments and criticisms
These should contain expressions of opinion or information relating to articles published previously, or to matters of interest to science educators. This section of IJTE allows readers the opportunity to express any reasonable view on a matter relevant to teacher education, science teaching and learning. Submissions for this category are limited to 2000 words.