Editor-in-Chief: Dr. John Bickford III, Eastern Illinois University
Special Editor: Dr. Samantha Cutrara

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies is the peer-reviewed journal of the Illinois Council for the Social Studies. Since 1939, The Councilor has published articles that incorporate pedagogical innovation and practice into all disciplines of the social studies. The Councilor also provides a forum for scholars to publish articles that explore the ways in which they integrate research into the classroom.

The Councilor is currently accepting papers for the special issue "Students and their experiences with History and Social Studies education." More details can be found here.

See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.

Current Issue: Volume 83, Number 1 (2022)



In the Middle of Appalachia: Balancing Teacher Talk with Student Discourse
Ronald V. Morris, Denise Shockley, and Sonya Davis