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Policy and Practice Issue 26: Call for Contributors

The Centre for Global Education is inviting contributions to Issue 26 of our bi-annual, peer reviewed, open access journal Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review which will be published in Spring 2018 on the theme ‘Development Education in Politically Uncertain Times’. This issue will reflect upon the highly volatile and politically unstable environment which has attended the rise in popular nationalism around the world and been reflected in Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as US president. It will invite contributions on how we can respond as educators.

Authors interested in submitting an article should send a 300 word précis to journal editor, Stephen McCloskey, email: by 25 September 2017. The submission date for commissioned articles is Friday, 8 December 2017 

Latest Issues

Policy and Practice Issue 24 has been published and is available online

Issues 24 of the Centre for Global Education's bi-annual, peer reviewed bi-annual journal, Policy & Practice: A Development Education Review, has been published and is now available online. The theme of this issue is Development Education Perspectives on migration.

The issue of migration is rarely far from the headlines or the top of the international policy agenda. It has been central to the debate on the UK’s referendum on whether or not to leave the European Union and fired passionate views both for and against. This debate has been fueled to a large extent by more than a million migrants and refugees crossing the Mediterranean into Europe in 2015, most of whom have been fleeing the conflict in Syria, risking their lives to seek a safe haven. The International Organisation for Migration estimates that upward of 3,770 migrants drowned on the perilous journey to Europe in 2015 with UNICEF finding nine out ten migrant children having travelled on their own and facing ‘appalling risks’.   

The media coverage of the migration issue is often overheated and widely inaccurate, fuelling scare stories of a migrant ‘invasion’ in receiving countries resulting in collapsing services, benefit dependence, ‘stolen’ jobs and houses, and a ‘skiver’ mentality.  We rarely find a measured view of the issue that assesses it in the round.  For example, 86 percent of the world’s refugees are hosted by countries in the global South, many of whom are fleeing conflicts created by Western interventionism and fueled by arms supplied from the global North.  We rarely learn about the positive contribution made by migrants to economies in the North.  A study published in 2014, for example, found that European migrants have made a net contribution of £20 billion to the UK economy, paying far more in taxes than they receive in state benefits.  And globally, the World Bank has found that international migrants sent $441 billion in remittances to their families in developing countries while working abroad.  Remittances represent a ‘hidden force in international development’ as a stable form of income for the global South that is three times the amount received in international aid.  This issue of Policy and Practice considers the issue of migration in local and global contexts with contributions from authors with considerable knowledge and expertise of this topic in academic and civil society settings. 

Policy and Practice Issue 23 has been published and is available online

Issues 23 of the Centre for Global Education's bi-annual, peer reviewed bi-annual journal, Policy & Practice: A Development Education Review, has been published and is now available online on a new web platform. The theme of this issue is Development Education in the Formal Sector.

Special Tenth Anniversay Edition

This is a special commemorative, tenth anniversary collection of the most cited articles to have been published in the Centre for Global Education’s journal Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review over the past decade.  The journal celebrates and promotes good practice in development education; a radical and transformative educational process that empowers the learner to become actively engaged in efforts to eradicate poverty in justice both locally and globally.  Since 2005, Policy and Practice has become an articulate vehicle for debating inequalities within and between the global North and South, and for encouraging active engagement with the issues underpinning poverty and injustice.  This special collection carries articles by leading scholars in the field who debate issues on the cutting edge of development education practice and the policy environment in which it is delivered.  Policy and Practice debates and affirms the transformative capacity of education to create a more just and equal world and this is an essential collection for anyone interested in exploring the role of education as a means toward progressive social change.

“This special issue of Policy and Practice provides an outstanding view of the state of the field of development education from a range of excellent scholars and practitioners.  Once again, this journal demonstrates its success in supporting educators' understanding of the contested areas and edges of development education theory and practice in many parts of the world”.

Lynette Shultz, Associate Dean, International & Director, Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research, University of Alberta.

Contact details for the journal

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

Policy and Practice is funded by: