Special Issue Call for Papers


Special Issue on Schooling and the new ways of social reproduction: perspectives on policy research

The basic idea of education has always been to provide equal opportunities to achieve success and success of all. And under this idea is developed in order that the good jobs are few and that the education system's mission is to select who is receiving them. The policy of a neoliberal economy crossed by labor market competition depends not only of the opportunity given by the education system, the education system here can not continue to ensure employability in a global market competition. The title accredited by degree is therefore to represent the educational experience, meaning an acquired knowledge, but also justifies the powers, giving the employer a means to justify the ends. However, the labour market offers working conditions and social status in different jobs. Many young people enter the market with social disadvantages, accredited by a diploma which initially gave them a chance. However, as they improve the conditions of access to different courses, worsen conditions in labour-workspace is contextualizing-cultural reproduction. Success is accredited by exclusion and devalued by the inclusion. The school, despite being free and full education, is not capable of producing real social transformation, on the contrary, it serves to conceal inequality and thus legitimize it. The school separates those with inherited cultural capital of those who are deprived of it and this separation emphasizes experiential own characteristics, both in the academic part and the labor market. The exams justify the reason of sections and titles were awarded the result as guarantee of technical and social competence, as the school title lends credibility and helps to ensure social reproduction.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • • Crisis, austerity and education
  • • The RVCC and Education for All
  • • University pedagogy versus teacher training
  • • Exclusion and the ways of their school production
  • • Empirical research on comparative education
  • • Social reproduction and vocational education
  • • Labor market and education, an adversarial relationship

Important dates

Submission Deadline: July 15, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: August 15, 2015
Final Version Due: October 31, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: December, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

Carla Sofia Rocha da Silva
Departament of Social Science, Education and Administration of Lusophona University of Lisbon – Portugal
Email: silvacarla.uab@gmail.com

Guest Editor

Antonio Teodoro
Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies, Lisbon
Email: teodoro.antonio@gmail.com

Ana Benavente
Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon
Email: benavente.ana@gmail.com

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Carla Sofia Rocha da Silva at the address: <silvacarla.uab@gmail.com>

or through the journal's Paper Submission System.

Special Issue on Creating Sustainable Functional Education: Rethinking the Curriculum and Instructional Implementation

The thrust of the proposed title of the special issue is a pragmatic rethinking of the educational processes in such a way that beneficiary of the educational system truly becomes functionally contributory member of the society. This feat can only be attained when the curriculum and its implementation is targeted at producing graduates with the most adaptable knowledge that can sustain national development on a continuously needs driven form. When the education system is geared towards this goal globally, attaining egalitarian global village becomes a realizable aim. This preoccupation with the education sector stands the most virile instrument for emancipation of hitherto underdeveloped societies and spots of heinous humanity crisis the world over.

A refocused education capable of instigating self-reliance and mutual interdependence is an appealing panacea to global restiveness like criminality, drug abuse and all forms of extremism. When education serves to prepare youth for useful responsible adulthood, it instills sense of tolerance, co-existence and mutual collaboration for individual advancement, harmonious living and attainment of national aspiration.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • • English language education
  • • Applied linguistic
  • • Multilingualism

Important dates

Submission Deadline: July 15, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: July 31, 2015
Final Version Due: August 15, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: August, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

Dr. ILIYAS, Rasaq Ayodeji
College of Education (Technical), Lafiagi, Kwara State, Nigeria
Email: railiyas@yahoo.com

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Dr. ILIYAS, Rasaq Ayodeji at the address: <railiyas@yahoo.com>

or through the journal's Paper Submission System.

Special Issue on Educational Technology, Communication and Learning

Technology now enables learners to connect beyond the classroom on a global scale in which learners can interact with rich multimedia, communicate and collaborate. Educational technology facilitates a broad range of new approaches, from teaching and learning processes to instructional design and networked community of learners. It is now obvious that educational and communication technology has great potential to transform education and change almost every aspect of our learning. This special issue will explore the role of educational and communication technology in teaching and learning processes and will consider the implications for learners, teachers and instructional designers.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • Educational Technology
  • Educational Communication
  • Distance Education
  • Computer Supported Collaborative Learning
  • Online Learning
  • New Media
  • Social Presence in Online Learning
  • Social Networks and Learning
  • Online Collaboration
  • Online Communities
  • Distributed Learners
  • Computer Mediated Communication
  • Social Media and Electronic Communication
  • Social Networking Sites as Communication and Learning Tools
  • Communication and Learning Styles
  • Communication Patterns

Important dates

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: July 10, 2015
Final Version Due: August 31, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: September, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

Dr. Emel Dikbaş Torun
Pamukkale University
Email: etorun@pau.edu.tr

Guest Editor

Dr. Eralp Altun
Ege University
Email: eralp.altun@ege.edu.tr

Dr. Esra Yecan
Pamukkale University
Email: eyecan@pau.edu.tr

Dr. Hale Ilgaz
Ankara University
Email: hilgaz@ankara.edu.tr

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Dr. Emel Dikbaş Torun at the address: <etorun@pau.edu.tr>

or through the journal's Paper Submission System.