Teaching and Learning Social Studies

The Teaching and Learning Social Studies book series primarily focuses on contemporary issues related to the teaching and learning of social studies. The primary aim is to create a substantive body of scholarship, which can improve the understanding of the theory, research, and practice of social studies education.


The Teaching and Learning Social Studies (TLSS) book series is interested in publishing high quality academic books. Particularly authored or edited books geared towards K-12 teachers, pre-services teachers, and/or university faculty with an interest in the teaching and learning of social studies.

I invite book proposals focused on any aspect of teaching and learning social studies.

Book Proposal Process
Proposals should be submitted to Dr. William B. Russell III ( Please help the series editor and proposal reviewers envision the purpose and audience for your book project by writing a proposal that includes the following elements. The goal is to understand how your book could make an important and unique contribution to the field of social studies education. Begin your proposal by explaining the overall objectives and significance of the book project in a detailed statement of purpose (1-3). In writing your statement of purpose, please respond to the following questions:

Who is/are the author(s)/editor(s)?
If this is an edited volume, include a list of contributors/affiliations. Please indicate if this is a tentative list.
Who is your audience for this book? (e.g., academic or professional, course adoption potential or reference work)?
How could the book be marketed (e.g., are there professional societies or SIGs that would be interested in this book)?
How do you expect readers to make use of this book?
How does the book extend current knowledge in your field of study?
How does the project explore previously unrecognized or infrequently considered topics in the literature?

Also explain:
How this work fits in with the published literature
If any of the information about the book or its author(s) is tentative
The length of the project
Your schedule for delivery of the final draft
About any special production issues such as complicated graphics, art work, photos, etc.
Whether you are submitting your proposal to other prospective publishers.

In addition to your statement of purpose, please add: An outline of the book that provides a short narrative description of each chapter. For edited volumes, provide a list of the chapter titles or topics that will be covered. A resume or curriculum vitae for the authors(s) or editor(s). A sample chapter or section if available, or a sample of a journal article or conference paper that is similar to the proposed volume.