Call for Undergraduate Papers: Care as a Humanizing Act in Education

Call for Undergraduate Papers: Care as a Humanizing Act in Education

[icon type=”glyphicon glyphicon-share-alt” color=”#dd3333″] #CritEdPol, Swarthmore College’s Journal of Critical Education Policy Studies, announces an open call for undergraduate papers/projects for our next issue. The theme for the issue is: care mobilized as a necessary and humanizing act within education policy. In popular discourse on education, care has been seen as the relationship between teachers and students and often revolves around a self-sacrificing teacher, as has been depicted in films like Freedom Writers and Stand and Deliver. Through this issue of #CritEdPol we seek to problematize and extend that definition, expanding it to include systemic, institutional, and personal relationships in classrooms, schools, and communities. What, we ask, does care look like in education policy? How has care been mobilized? And in what ways can care be mobilized as a part of a politics of humanization? This issue invites critical perspectives on care that can be expressed through a traditional paper or other mixed media formats, including video, photo essay, or podcasts.

About the Journal:

#CritEdPol, Journal of Critical Education Policy Studies at Swarthmore College is an open access, undergraduate peer-reviewed  journal published by the Critical Education Policies Studies (CEPS) group at Swarthmore College. #CritEdPol engages in a critical education policy approach where policy formation and implementation is understood as the product of socio-historical conditions and competing ideologies in relation to institutions and individuals. This framework allows us to view education policy as a tool for traditional policymakers and community advocates to solve problems and affect change. Our Journal provides a space for these critical discussions of education policies and issues as they impact various communities and educational practice. In keeping with our community focus, we believe that submissions to our Journal can take a variety of forms, ranging from scholarly papers to multimedia projects, provided that they inspire a continued conversation among stakeholders about education policy and practice.

Submission Information:

Interested contributors are invited to submit the following by Dec 10, 2016:

(1) a 150-300 word abstract,

(2) a two page literature review, and

(3) two field expert/professor references who will be guiding or collaborating with you on your work.

Research papers using interdisciplinary or mixed media (film, photo essays, or podcasts) are encouraged. In addition to the above requirements, all film and photo submissions are required to include sample image stills, and all podcast submissions are required to include an outline of discussion. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Full Timeline:

Abstract submission deadline: Saturday, Dec 10, 2016
Notification of acceptance status: Friday, Jan 20, 2017
Peer reviews completed: Friday, Feb 17, 2017
Revised manuscripts deadline: Friday, March 18, 2017
Publication: late-April 2017

Please forward all questions to Professor Edwin Mayorga, reachable at [email protected] or @CritEdPol.

CFP Flyer (PDF)

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