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Abstracts Deadline 30 June 2019 | Paper Draft Deadline 31 October 2019

Special Issue

Young Children on the move: experiences and educational issues

Recently, the economic and social crisis in many countries has led to concerns about childhood, access to education, social and educational integration. Additionally, the large number of refugees and migrants have re-ignited the debate on the role of education and the ability of the school to respond to new realities and children’s diversified needs.  Formal and informal educations need to be proactive both for the individual child and the society.

This Special Issue provides an opportune forum for international researchers and practitioners to report on research and debate issues about the experiences and educational needs of refugee children in the field of early childhood education. The aim of the special issue will be to provide a set of papers, which theorize, evaluate and extend international community experiences of educational responses, within formal and informal education, for children on the move.

Topic areas:

  • Literacy practices for refugee and migrant children
  • Education policy for early childhood education for refugees and migrants
  • Pedagogical and inclusive practices in formal and informal education for refugee and migrant children
  • Social representations about early childhood education in times of crisis
  • Family schooling practices in times of crisis for displaced children
  • Social and cultural dimensions of the integration of refugee children into education
  • Teachers training for displaced children in formal and informal contexts
  • Refugee children's talk about education

Submission Guidelines

If you would like to submit to this Special Issue, please forward a 300-word abstract as indicated below, outlining the aim of the study that will be the focus of your paper, its selected methodology, and a brief overview of findings and their implications for the field. 

Indicative Key Dates:

  • Call for Papers: February 2019
  • Submission of abstracts by e-mail to the guest editors: 30 June 2019
  • First full paper drafts due for review via ScholarOne: 31 October 2019
  • Final papers due at T+F: 23 March 2020
  • Online publication date: 20 April 2020
  • Print copy publication date: 26 April 2020

Don't hesitate to contact Guest Editors for further information and please extend this call for papers to others in the field.

Guest Editors:

International Journal of Early Years Education

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