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Call for Papers and Reports for JSPEVI Journal 2018

Original manuscripts, reports and news items are sought for the eleventh issue of the Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment. The journal provides essays, quantitative and qualitative research articles and analyses, conceptual papers, literature and book reviews, case studies, policy analyses and innovative practice descriptions and evaluations as well as perspectives and opinions on a wide variety of issues and topics related to the education of children, youth and adults in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Island Countries who are blind or have low vision.
The journal’s Editorial Committee intends JSPEVI to be a vehicle for informing researchers, administrators and educators working in government and non-government education organisations, as well as specialist and general teachers, O&M instructors, allied health professionals, parents and others in our communities about research, issues and policies, and their implications for practice in the South Pacific Region.
Articles submitted for publication will undergo “blind peer review” by the JSPEVI Editorial Advisory Panel of leaders and practitioners in the field of vision impairment. To enable timely review and manuscript revision, it would be appreciated if authors could submit manuscripts by email or post no later than 31st July 2018.
Manuscripts, reports and news items should be sent electronically to Dr Bronwen Scott, Convening Editor, JSPEVI, via email: bronscott@iinet.net.au.
It is critical that we continue to publish high quality research and practice within the field of vision impairment. Bronwen is very happy to discuss or assist if you feel you need some assistance in how to put together a suitable paper.

Deadline for JSPEVI submissions is 31st July 2018.
Download the JSPEVI Guidelines for contributors here:
JSPEVI Contributor Guidelines 2017

Download the Call for Papers and Reports here:
JSPEVI Call for papers and reports 2018 Issue

Now available: the 2017 Edition of the Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (JSPEVI)

Volume 10, Number 1, 2017 of the Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment includes articles by the following leading educators and researchers:

  • Vision impairment and disability support - Sue Silveira
  • Introducing the next generation of Perkins brailler to the next generation of Australian braille consumers – Frances Gentle
  • Scaffolding sensory learning: How other people shape our perceptions – Greg Downey
  • Shining a light on new thinking in neuroplasticity: lessons for the classroom – Paul Pagliano

You can download the 2017 edition of the Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (JSPEVI) for free from this link:
JSPEVI Volume 10, 2017
This pdf file should be fully accessible, however if you require a Word version instead, please contact Dr Bronwen Scott, Convening Editor JSPEVI, via email: bronscott@iinet.net.au.

ORDER SPEVI Journal 2016, 2015 and 2014 Issues

Volume 9, Number 1, 2016 of the Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment includes articles by the following leading educators and researchers:

  • Belonging, being and becoming: Implementing orientation and mobility within the Early Years Learning Framework – Bronwen Scott
  • Does Orientation and Mobility have more to offer school students than just orientation and mobility? – Katrina Blake and Paul Pagliano
  • Education of people with disabilities in Pacific Island countries – Ben Clare
  • It’s a small information world: Connecting customers, content and channels for equality in information access – Karl Hughes and Anthea Taylor
  • iLearn Share – a peer training model for digital literacy developed by the deafblind community – Claire Tellefson
  • Reflections on developments in making touch screens and related technologies accessible for people with print disability – Bruce Maguire

Volume 8, Number 1, 2015 of the Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment includes articles by the following leading educators and researchers:

  • Karen Wolffe - Parents as partners
  • Gretchen Good - Emergency plans in schools: Individualised disaster planning for students  with impaired vision
  • Jane Brown - Focus group methodology: Procedures to maximise stakeholder talk about the preparation of young people with vision impairment for post-school life
  • Sue Silveira - A review of the impact of glare and fatigue on visual function
  • Tim Connell - PDF use within the blindness and low vision sector in Australian and  New Zealand
  • Heather Grainger - Professional support from the Association

Volume 7, Number 1, 2014 of the Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment includes articles by:

  • Associate Professor Carolyn Palmer - Social-emotional development of children with albinism
  •  Jill Clark - The importance of braille in the 21st Century
  • Phia Damsma and Associate Professor Paul Pagliano - Young children who are congenitally blind's use of the QWERTY keyboard: A critical survey of the literature
  • Associate Professor Paul Pagliano - Reflecting on my experiences of teaching Tadoma
  • Louise Fritz - The development of emergent literacy skills in children with a vision impairment is both complex and multifaceted
  • Emily White - Two critical reviews of literature in the field of vision impairment

Order JSPEVI 2016, 2015 and/or 2014

Download the order form here (Word document): Order Form SPEVI journal