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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND LITERACY RESEARCH

Guest Editors:  Carolyn Colvin, Associate Professor of Language, Literacy, and Culture, University of Iowa; and Keri Franklin, Professor of English, Missouri State University

In 1990, Ernest Boyer called for a reconsideration of scholarship and invited faculty to re-envision 21st Century universities so that the Academy might become a “more vigorous partner in the search for answers to our most pressing social, civic, economic, and moral problems” and “reaffirm its historic commitment to. . . the scholarship of engagement.”

Literacy scholars embrace community engagement as a way to become involved in critical contemporary conversations. Yet, researchers should not be seduced by romantic, well-intentioned motives of community work and fail to acknowledge who is being served by their research.  We invite submissions for a special issue on the challenges and opportunities of public engagement and literacy research.

For our purposes, we refer to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching definition of community engagement as “the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity” (Driscoll, 2008, p. 39).

Submission topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Literature reviews framing the intersection between public and literacy scholarship
  • Descriptions and assessments of exemplary or innovative projects grounded in public and literacy scholarship
  • Higher education roles, training, and connections for engaged literacy scholars
  • Collaborations among literacy scholars, universities, funding agencies, and community advocates
  • Leveraging resources and the challenge of building and sustaining community partnerships

Features Section: We seek examples of voices from students, teachers, and community members who participate in literacy initiatives. They may be in the form of traditional essays, photographic essays, multimedia, or video productions.

Submission Deadline: Last Chance -EXTENDED to January 8, 2017 (earlier submissions welcomed and appreciated). Follow the format outlined on the eJournal website at:   http://ejopa.missouristate.edu/index.php/ejournal/about/submissions.

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

For more information go to: ejopa.missouristate.edu or  email: eJournalPA@MissouriState.edu

Student Publication Opportunity | International Undergraduate Journal for Service-learning, Leadership and Social Chang

The International Undergraduate Journal for Service-learning, Leadership and Social Change has a call for papers.  You can view the Journal at http://opus.govst.edu/iujsl/

The Journal is dedicated to providing undergraduate students a venue to discuss their service-learning projects and experiences.  The Journal considers three types of articles:

1) Articles that discuss the development of a service-learning project and the impact of the project on the community served;

2) A case study of a service-learning project;

3) A reflection on service-learning and the development of personal leadership.

Each article will be reviewed by selected readers and the member of the editorial board.  Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced, excluding block quotations which should be typed single-spaced, and references.  To ensure anonymity, author’s names and affiliation should appear on a separate cover page.  Articles should not exceed 15 pages.  Authors should follow APA format.

The Journal accepts Book Reviews on service-learning and social change.  Book reviews should not exceed 2 pages and include Book Title, Author, and Publisher.
Submissions should be sent in Word format.  Do not include headers or page numbers.

Submit by e-mail to:

Ned Scott Laff
ned.laff@gmail.com

Joyce Fields
Professor of Child and Family Studies
Columbia College
jfields@columbiasc.edu

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