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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Journal of Geoscience Education

For a Special Issue on
In Our VOICES: Voices Integrating Culture In The Earth Sciences

Manuscript deadline
01 December 2021

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Wendy F. Smythe, University of Minnesota Duluth
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Gillian Bowser, Colorado State University
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Aradhna Tripati, UCLA
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Carmen R. Cid, Eastern Connecticut State University
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Corey Garza, California State University, Monterey Bay
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In Our VOICES: Voices Integrating Culture In The Earth Sciences

The Journal of Geoscience Education is soliciting manuscripts for a special issue on geoscience education showcasing the perspective of  authentic voices of diverse geoscientists and geoscience educators.

This issue seeks to highlight scholars from historically underrepresented communities (e.g. Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American/Alaska Native/Indigenous, Asian American/Pacific Islander, LGBTQ, geoscientists with disabilities) who are engaged in geoscience education, diversity initiatives, and racial justice issues with diverse communities. This special issue presents an opportunity to share knowledge gained from authentic lived experiences on best practices for inclusive active geoscience education and research projects.

Papers will provide insights into effective pedagogical practices and examine how an individual’s intersectional identity impacts geoscientists, students, practitioners and communities in the classroom, laboratory, and in the field. The issue will provide a platform for diverse and authentic voices to present their educational research, commentary, and curriculum and instruction through their own lens with specific meaning as intended rather than interpreted through different cultural lenses.

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Types of Papers

  • Curriculum & Instruction Papers that describe innovative approaches to working with culturally diverse groups and/or broaden opportunities for persons with disabilities, demonstrating best practices in geoscience education.
  • Research Papers addressing barriers of being a diverse scholar in the geosciences and related disciplines from the perspective of authentic, lived experiences.
  • Commentaries that are grounded in the literature, data, and/or authentic, lived experiences that recommend best practices of engaging with diverse communities in a meaningful and respectful way (e.g. accessibility, ethical considerations, data sovereignty, culturally aligned curriculum and evaluation, cultural awareness) or advocate new approaches of working with diverse communities and institutions.
  • Literature Reviews that synthesize and evaluate published literature from the perspective of authentic, lived experiences within diverse communities.

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