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Call for Submissions: eJournal Special Issue on Educating for Democracy

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Special Issue: Educating for Democracy

eJournal of Public Affairs Call for Papers:

Guest Editors

Nancy Thomas, Director, Institute for Democracy and Higher Education, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, Tufts University

Jodi Benenson, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Democracy and Higher Education, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, Tufts University

For inquiries, please contact: nancy.thomas@tufts.edu or jodi.benenson@tufts.edu.

Submissions

This special issue concerns the intersection of higher education and politic life. We are particularly interested in the mechanisms and barriers that influence political learning, equity and democratic engagement. We are interested in the following:

What mechanisms 1) increase political learning and engagement, and/or 2) catalyze change on college and university campuses? Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Campus climate
  • Pedagogical approaches
  • Social networks, social connectivity, and civic health in higher education
  • Faculty or staff political engagement and activism
  • Connecting service/service-learning to political learning and engagement
  • Bridging theory and practice

What barriers exist to political learning and engagement in higher education? How do we overcome them? Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • The politics of equity, equal opportunity, and social justice
  • Free speech and toxic learning environments
  • External political pressure: partisans, parents, and the public
  • The corporatization of higher education
  • Frustration and disengagement with politics as usual

How to Submit

Read the submission guidelines at: ejopa.missouristate.edu/index.php/ejournal/about/submissions.

Submissions can include manuscripts, videos, interviews, photo essays, multimedia, etc.

Deadline to submit is January 29, 2016.

For more information, visit eJournal.missouristate.edu or e-mail us at eJournalPA@MissouriState.edu.

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