27 February 2016

Open Call for Special Issue "Schools, Risk and Integration: Responding to the EU/Refugee Crisis”

“Schools, risk and integration: Responding to the EU/Refugee Crisis”

Guest edited by
Dr. Jamie A. Kowalczyk, Concordia University Chicago (USA)
Dr. Neslihan Dedeoğlu, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman Universitesi (Turkey)

This special issue of European Education aims to explore the role of schools in relation to the discourses of risk, borders and integration. Submissions should respond to the intersection of education and the EU refugee crisis through an analysis of the complex social, cultural, political, historical and economical contexts that shape and are shaped by it. 

We invite researchers, academicians, professionals, and advanced graduate students in education scholarship, or related fields, to submit proposals for this issue. We welcome innovative/interdisciplinary, as well as traditional research papers, from a wide range of conceptual, methodological, experiential and international perspectives that further theoretical advances.  Papers should deal with European education broadly conceived and should engage with literature related to the issue themes  (integration, migration, risks, borders, migrants and refugees, identity).

Questions to consider: In what ways are schools, and education in general, called upon to address the current crisis over European borders, both physical and conceptual, and the “European project” that champions human rights, mobility and diversity? Who or what is at risk? What role are schools asked to take in the management of these risks, especially as it relates to questions of identity, belonging and integration? 

Paper proposals that include a 500 word abstract and author bio should be sent to the guest editors (Jamie.Kowalczyk@cuchicago.edu and neslihande@gmail.com) by March 31, 2016.  Final manuscripts of between 6500-7000 words will be due October 1, 2016 and are to be submitted through European Education’s ScholarOne site located at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/meue.