Do you work for or know an NGO, community-based organization or civil society organization doing important work in education aimed at promoting progressive social change in one or more communities?
Does this organization work in partnership with schools, educators, researchers, parents, community leaders and/or other groups?
Has this organization’s work been aimed at one or more of the following?
- Strengthening the connection between schools and their surrounding communities
- Promoting quality education
- Enabling teachers to work collaboratively with students, parents and communities to make decisions about the way education works and about what is taught in schools
- Encouraging active participation of students in their communities
- Fostering the continuation of local customs, traditions and practices through school curriculum
- Counteracting discrimination against marginalized groups and promoting their inclusion in educational processes
- Incorporating females in school as students and as part of school governance
- Working with teachers to promote a culture of teaching for change
- Giving voice to teachers so they can participate meaningfully in education reform
If you have answered yes to one or more of these questions, then the attached call for papers for a special issue of Current Issues in Comparative Education (CICE) may be of interest to you.
The Education Support Program (ESP) of the Open Society Foundations is seeking to document examples of promising practices in education for social change/transformation as it extends its network of grantees. ESP will award honoraria payments of $5,000 to organizations whose case studies are selected either for publication in this special issue of the online journal, Current Issues in Comparative Education or as part of a special featured section on the ESP/OSF website. A maximum of ten (10) organizations will be selected.
The deadline for submissions is January, 30, 2013. For further details, please see the attached call for papers.
CICE is open-access online peer-reviewed academic journal from Teachers College, Columbia University that seeks clear and significant contributions that further debate on educational policies and comparative studies. We publish articles from teachers, administrators, professors, graduate students, policy-makers, and education specialists from governmental and nongovernmental organizations. Thus, we welcome responses and insights from various perspectives to the topic presented above.
All submissions must be in Word format (“.doc”, “.rtf”, or “.txt” files) and uncompressed (i.e. not “.zip”, “.bin”, etc.). For more information visit the CICE website at www.tc.edu/cice. For this special issue, authors are encouraged to submit original articles no longer than 4,000 to 5,000 words in length, including an abstract of between 100–150 words, footnotes and references in APA format as email attachments to: email@example.com.