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Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies

Deadline: January 15, 2020

Special Issue:

Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders: Misrepresentation & Invisibility in Literacy, Education & Pedagogy

The Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies is seeking articles for its February 2020 themed issue, “Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders: (Mis)representation & (In)visibility in Literacy, Education & Pedagogy”

The terms “Asian American” and “Asian American Pacific Islander” are complicated and contentious. Encompassing over 30 different nationalities and ethnic groups and hundreds of different languages, Asian Americans are often seen as a monolithic group despite their vast diversity. Even the moniker “Asian American,” meant to be socio-politically inclusive, can obfuscate the distinct experiences of Pacific Islanders and native Hawaiians in education. Despite the rapid growth of AAPIs in the United States, AAPIs remain overlooked in many discussions of diversity and race within this country--particularly within education. Often seen as quiet and docile, yet also hard-working and successful, AAPIs have been rendered invisible in classroom and social settings, and in the much of the literature base as well. Where AAPI experience is examined, it tends to be relegated to essentialized and stereotype notions of difference based on ideas of AAPIs as “forever foreigners” or “model minorities.”

This themed issue seeks to explore counternarratives that question and challenge essentialized notions of Asian American and/or Pacific Islander experiences with literacy, language, education and pedagogy. AAPI teachers, students, administrators, parents, and community members’ stories need to be heard. Specifically, the focus of this issue is to explore the connection between Asian American and/or Pacific Islander representation, visibility and learning in education spaces, with a focus on literacy and pedagogy.

Articles may consider the following questions in thinking about their submissions:

● How are Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (mis)represented in educational spaces?

● How are Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders fighting for (and gaining) visibility across educational and community spaces?

● In what ways are the community, cultural and linguistic assets of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders spoken to (or not) through curriculum and pedagogy?

● In what ways do literacy, education and pedagogy have particular implications for particular Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in education according to their specific contexts?

Submission Guidelines

These questions suggest topic areas but are not exhaustive. Recognizing the predominant emphasis of research on Asian American to focus exclusively on experiences of East Asian subgroups, we encourage submissions that focus on Southeast Asian American, South Asian/ Desi-Americans, Pacific Islanders and Native Hawaiians in education. Submissions should not exceed 7,000 words, including all references and back matter to the article.

We seek previously unpublished thematic essays or empirical research. For full instructions, please visit the Instructions for Authors page.

Submission deadline: January 15, 2020

Submissions must be made here.


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