Research Issues in Contemporary Education

Research Issues in Contemporary Education (RICE) is a double-blind, peer-reviewed online journal that publishes educational research studies, literature reviews, theoretical manuscripts, and practitioner-oriented articles regarding issues in education. Research Issues in Contemporary Education is an official publication of the Louisiana Education Research Association. RICE is an online journal available in the public domain, and use of its content is protected by a Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. This license provides authors with an assurance that LERA values their rights to their scholarly works and has adopted this license to restrict use of RICE content without appropriate permission and attribution.

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RICE welcomes proposals for special themed issues on a wide range of education-related topics. Interested editors or co-editors should submit a proposal with the editor or co-editor’s contact information and institutional affiliation, a working title for the special issue, a 1-2 page double-spaced explanation and rationale for the special issue, and a tentative schedule for publication. RICE article submissions for special issues must be between 3,000 to 10,000 words, including references, and must follow the most recent edition of the APA Publication Manual. Editors or co-editors can submit special issue proposals electronically in Microsoft Word at