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Dr. Pauline Sameshima, a Professor in the Faculty of Education and the Canada Research Chair in Arts Integrated Research, is receiving a $97,950 Aid to Scholarly Journals Grant over three years, which will go toward increasing dissemination, discoverability and readership of the Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies.
"This funding will be used to pay the managing editor, five bloggers, a communications coordinator, and technology support," said Dr. Sameshima, who became the journal's editor-in-chief in 2015 with Dr. Holly Tsun Haggarty, a Lakehead alumna, as managing editor.
This is the second Aid to Scholarly Journals Grant received by JCACS. In 2019, JCACS received $100,930 to develop innovations to build JCACS' community, support, and mentorship structures.
JCACS expanded to 24 people including a French team. The journal also developed a Facebook community, a Twitter account, a YouTube channel, and a Medium publication.
Dr. Sameshima said the registered number of users has grown from 448 in 2015 to 2,544 in 2021. In 2015 the total number of PDF downloads was 4,031, whereas in 2021 it was 29,965.
JCACS publishes articles in English and in French (as RACEC) that address curriculum issues of interest to Canada and Canadians and an international readership. It is the journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies (CACS), which is a constituent association of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education.