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Policy and Practice Issue 32 Call for Contributors

Centre for Global Education invites contributions to Issue 32 (Spring 2020) of the bi-annual, peer reviewed, open access journal Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review.  The theme is  Development Education and Transnationalism.  Transnationalism is defined as “a set of processes relating to social, economic and political connections between people, places and institutions, across national borders, potentially spanning the world”.  The breadth of this theme enables the journal to focus on issues that have dominated global relations in 2020 including: globalisation, health, racism, education and migration.  The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us, probably like no other issue before it, of our interconnectedness and interdependence with the wider world.  As Oxfam put it: ‘no-one is safe from coronavirus until everyone is’ which highlights how globalization has increasingly integrated us economically and, at the same time, made us more vulnerable to global recessions and invisible viruses. Transnationalism also affords us an opportunity to explore how we are bound by shared histories and social movements.  The Black Lives Matter protests in the United States following the killing of George Floyd have resonated across the world.  The removal of statues and monuments dedicated to figures linked to slavery and racism, and the resistance to this, reminds us that racism is steeped in our history and, regrettably, very much part of our present. Issue 32 enables authors to discuss how development education should contribute to this discussion and how the question of racism should be tackled through education policy and practice.  The deadline for submission of abstracts is Friday, 13 November 2020 and the deadline for commissioned articles is Friday, 18 December 2020.  The Call for Contributors is here.

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 31 has been published and is available online

Issue 31 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 31 is ‘The Policy Environment for Development Education’ which has published a collection of articles on how educators are responding to both the national and global policy environment for DE.  Issue 31 features contributions from Irish Aid, Global Education Network Europe (GENE) and the Development Education Research Centre in the University of London.

Policy and Practice Issue 30 has been published and is available online

Issue 30 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 30 is ‘Development Education and Climate Change’ which considers how development education and related ‘adjectival’ educations can best collaborate with the new popular mobilisations for climate action to address the climate crisis.  Issue 30 links the climate crisis to the impact of COVID-19 to consider what these twin crises have in common and what can we learn from our response to the pandemic to address the question of climate change.

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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