This journal is entirely electronic and open-access; that is because we are here to “transmit” better ways to teach economics to educators. We want instructors to be able to easily share the content they discover in JET with others. Equally important is the content inside the journal. The next word in the mission statement is “innovative.” We are about new ideas and approaches on the frontier of economic education. What does that look like? We will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology in the classroom, social media trends, economics in popular culture, classroom activities, and much more. If you are looking for esoteric pedagogical research, you will be disappointed. Our comparative advantage is in disseminating cool, fun, interactive, and informative ways to make your classroom come alive. That is why we are here and that is also why you will want to come back regularly to see the latest and greatest stuff we have identified in each issue.The words “at all levels” further differentiate our endeavor. We are serious about transmitting ideas to K-12 teachers and college instructors alike. JET is the only economic education journal that publishes K-12 content in every issue. Our goal is to help equip K-12 teachers with the resources they need to educate children about the fundamentals of economics when they are young.To help us achieve our mission we have assembled a Board of Advisors who cares deeply about teaching economics. The Board consists of high school teachers, economic education center directors, textbook authors, well-known scholars, and award-winning teachers. Every Board member is deeply invested in the economic education community. We also have a tremendous editorial team to help manage submissions, send manuscripts out for review, and approve articles for publication. Together all of us at JET hope you will join us in building a community of economic educators who are passionate about becoming better teachers.
Ghent, L. S., and Mateer, G. D. (2016). JET: A New Journal Takes Off!. Journal of Economics Teaching, 1(1), 1-6.