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Policy and Practice Issue 31 Call for Contributors

Centre for Global Education invites contributions to Issue 31 (Autumn 2020) of the bi-annual, peer reviewed, open access journal Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review.  The theme is The Policy Environment for Development Education which will critically examine the interrelationship between policy and the work of development educators to carry out their mission of achieving global social justice.  The deadline for submission of abstracts is 6 March 2020 and the deadline for commissioned articles is 3 July 2020.  The Call for Contributors is here.

Article Types

There are four kinds of article published in Policy and PracticeFocus articles are peer reviewed, between 3,500 and 6,000 words, and should have a strong critical analysis of their topic.  The second is a Perspectives article which is 2,000 – 4,000 words in length and is normally more descriptive, addressing an aspect of practice.  Viewpoint articles are designed to provoke debate a given topic and more subjective in the presentation of their argument.  Resource review articles are 1,000-2,000 words in length and offer an opinion of a new book, film, teaching resource or online site on development issues.

Latest Issues

Policy and Practice Issue 29 has been published and is available online

Issue 29 of the Centre for Global Education’s bi-annual, open access, peer reviewed, development education journal Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review has been published and is available online. The theme of Issue 29 is ‘Development Education and Gender’ and puts the issues of feminism and gender very firmly on the development education radar.  As Siobhán Madden says in her Guest Editorial, this issue is timely as feminist activists are strategising ahead of the ‘Beijing +25’ conferences to be held in 2020 in Mexico City and Paris, for resistance to neoliberalism and climate change.  

Issue 29 features several timely and engaging contributions that seek to energise and broaden the conversation about gender in the development education sector.  The articles address the issue theoretically and in the context of practice in Ireland and the global South. 

Policy and Practice Issue 28 has been published and is available online

Issue 28 of the journal was published in Spring 2019 on the theme ‘The Development, Conflict and Security Nexus: Theory and Practice’ and was a special joint issue published in partnership with the Development Studies Association Ireland (DSAI).  In his Guest Editorial, Gerard McCann (a member of the journal Editorial Group and the DSAI Board) emphasised the important role of education in challenging the gravitation of development toward the security and economic interests of donor states.  He argued that: ‘Across the globe, with security at the forefront of governmental action, education has remained a counter-balance in an attempt to build peaceful interdependent societies’.  A total of 11 articles was published in this issue including an interview with Robert Fisk, the Middle-East correspondent with the London Independent.  The interview was carried out as part of a documentary for RTE’s What in the World? series and series producer, Peadar King (KMF productions), gave permission to the journal for use of the transcription in Issue 28.

Contact details for the journal

For further information on the journal contact:
Stephen McCloskey,
Centre for Global Education,
9 University Street, Belfast BT7 1FY
Email: stephen@centreforglobaleducation.com
Tel: (0044) 2890 241879

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