Woodring’s Journal of Educational Controversy Calls for Papers, Vol. 15
WWU’s Woodring College of Education has called for contributions for the flight. 15 of the Journal of Educational Controversy.
Theme: Teaching for Social Justice at a Highly Politicized Historical Time
Controversy addressed: As the nation begins to consider its racial past, it is now experiencing a backlash from some states implementing laws and policies that will target how civic education, controversial topics and issues of division will be discussed from kindergarten to higher education. From restrictions on teaching academic theories that analyze systemic racism to limiting other race-related discussions in the classroom, the actions of these states represent not only a challenge and danger to traditional academic freedom, but also to the very definition of the role of education. in a democratic society.
This issue of the Journal of Educational Controversy asks authors to share their thoughts on issues such as:
- How should racism be dealt with appropriately at different age levels and in the college classroom? What social, historical, political and cultural understandings should be taken into account in the conversation? How can we defend the educational significance of the choices we make? How do we proactively act to engage in such work so that we don’t have to be reactive?
- How are we to understand the political nature of attacks on theories like Critical Race Theory and other current state political actions to restrict and censor discussions about race so that we can counter them more effectively? What political dynamics and historical precedents are at play? Can past incidents inform a response today?
- How should university professors prepare the next generation of teachers to face these problems?
- What would it look like if an educational institution took on the task of dismantling structural racism?
Deadline for submission of manuscripts: February 15, 2022
Journal of Educational Controversy website: https://cedar.wwu.edu/jec/
For any questions, contact Lorraine.Kasprisin@wwu.edu