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Comparative Perspectives on Educational Inequalities in Europe

Call for Papers

Abstract Deadline: 31st January 2020

Guest Editors

Lyudmila Nurse, [email protected]

Edward Melhuish, [email protected]

Contemporary Social Science

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Educational inequalities remain a major challenge to the social cohesion of modern societies. This will continue as they affect the younger generations in the society throughout their development. Educational inequalities are also becoming more varied and entrenched and are linked to the other aspects of inequality such as income, quality of education, segregation. The evidence about inequalities across European countries can provide up-to date insights into evolving inequalities and the social problems that arise.

We are particularly interested in papers that address educational inequalities from the parent and family perspectives. This volume invites papers that explore important theoretical and methodological issues that relate to the experiences of education systems by individuals and families within national or local contexts, mainstream and special needs education, early education and schools in order to better understand current and challenging social issues.

Topics might include:

  • Parents’ views on the education related issues
  • Parents’ experiences regarding school staff: e.g. teachers, teachers, classroom assistants
  • Parents’ or teachers’ experiences of cultural diversity in education                                                                   
  • The nature of communication between parents and school (pre-schools) and any other educational centres
  • Children’s perspectives about inequality in school
  • Types of perceived discrimination in education
  • Parents’ response to educational inequalities

These topics could be treated separately or in combination with one another.

Inter-disciplinary, comparative papers are particularly relevant, as the primary audience for the journal is a community of scholars and professional practitioners seeking interdisciplinary perspectives on issues of social relevance. Contributions should be based on the recent qualitative or mixed methods comparative studies.  The ISOTIS project is particularly relevant, but papers from other studies are also welcome.

Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts should follow the guidelines and usual format for submission of papers to Contemporary Social Science as indicated in Instructions for Authors. This includes information about word limits (6,000 to 7,000 words) and style guidelines.

We invite prospective contributors to provide abstract submissions (max 500 words) by email to the editors for initial consideration (subject line: ‘CSS special issue on Educational Inequalities).

Full papers will be invited for subsequent submission on the basis of abstracts (acceptance of papers is not confirmed until after the submission of the full paper). Papers when ready should be submitted online indicating they are for this special issue. Authors are encouraged to submit ahead of the deadline – papers will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Once papers have been accepted, they will be published fairly quickly as individual papers – individual authors will not have their work delayed waiting for the entire set of papers to be published as a Special Issue.

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: January 31st, 2020 (by email to guest editors)

Deadline for Submission of Papers: April 30th, 2020 (submitted online)

Submission Site: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rsoc

The Guest Editors for this special issue are happy to discuss plans for papers with prospective contributors in advance of their receipt.

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