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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Journal for the Study of Education and Development / Infancia y Aprendizaje

For a Special Issue on
Constructions of the Self in Education: Positioning and Agency of Learners and Teachers

Abstract deadline
28 February 2023

Manuscript deadline
25 August 2023

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Ana-Clara Ventura, CONICET/Universidad Nacional del Comahue (Argentina)
[email protected]

Eva Liesa-Hernández, Universitat Ramon Llull (Spain)
[email protected]

Mónica Roncacio-Moreno, Universidad del Valle (Colombia)
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Constructions of the Self in Education: Positioning and Agency of Learners and Teachers

Learning and teaching are not only about acquiring a pedagogical knowledge base but are also context-bound, socially-mediated processes of identity construction. How students and educators position themselves as learners and teachers in a diversity of educational contexts affects what and how they learn and teach. The research about positioning and agency in learners and teachers accounts for the inherent tension between innovation and stability, as well as the ways in which their identities are embedded within larger ideological structures and circulating contemporary educational discourses. However, despite recent theoretical and empirical attempts to integrate the construction of the self as learners and teachers and their agency in educational research, the question of to what extent the two concepts interact with each other has seldom been explicitly addressed. In this regard, this special issue aims to extend the studies previously published in JSED (Monereo et al., 2013; Prados et al., 2014; Solari, 2017; Ventura, 2017) by addressing these relatively under-researched aspects of the self as learner and teacher in a variety of educational contexts.

Potential submissions could strive to answer (but are not limited to) the following questions:

  • What role does agency play in the construction of identity in learners and teachers?
  • How might young learners’ selves and agency develop in different educational levels?
  • How do learners construct their identity? How do their interactions with mentors, teachers, supervisors and peers influence learners' identity construction?
  • How might new educators’ selves and agency be shaped and reshaped during their transition from ‘students’ to ‘teachers’?
  • How can teachers promote dialogical and agentive educational settings?
  • What factors and/or voices are significant in the transformation of the repertoires of the different positions of the self of learners and teachers?

Submission Instructions

We welcome empirical, review, methodological and conceptual articles that provide advanced conversations about the construction of the self, identity and agency of learners and teachers in a variety of educational contexts. Interested authors must submit their expression of interest in the form of a 400- to 500-word abstract before 28 February 2023. The editors will notify authors about the preliminary acceptance of their proposals by 15 March 2023. Only one submission per author will be considered. Incomplete abstracts will not be considered. Proposals in English and Spanish will be accepted.

Timeline

  • Submission of abstracts (400-500 words): 28 February 2023.
  • Notification of abstract acceptance: 15 March 2023.
  • Submission of full manuscript: August 15, 2023. Manuscripts will be sent out for peer-review upon receipt. JSED receives all manuscript submissions electronically via Editorial Manager ® located here. Full manuscripts should not exceed 7,000 words. The Instructions for authors are available here.
  • The special issue is scheduled for publication in 2024.

Submission of abstracts

If you are interested, please submit your abstract (400-500 words) via the Google Form by February 28, 2023. If you have inquiries concerning this Special Issue, please contact Ana Clara Ventura at [email protected]

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