Beyond Provincialism

Promoting Global Competencies in Teacher and Educator Preparation

Edited by:
Mahmoud Suleiman, California State University, Bakersfield

A volume in the series: International Education Inquiries: People, Places, and Perspectives of Education 2030. Editor(s): Tonya Huber, Texas A&M International University.

Call for Chapters

Series Vision: International Education Inquiries is a book series dedicated to realizing the global vision of Education 2030. This vision involves “ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all.” The founding editor seeks to provide a forum for the diverse voices of scholars and practitioners from across the globe asking questions about transforming the vision of Education 2030 into a reality. Published chapters will reflect a variety of formats, free of methodological restrictions, involving disciplinary as well as interdisciplinary inquiries. We expect the series will be a leading forum for pioneers redefining the global discussion about the people, places and perspectives shaping Education 2030 outcomes.

Volume 5 Vision: The current global conditions dictated by COVID-19 have affected social and educational institutions in many ways. The silver lining in all this might be seen in bringing awareness to world realities that can have an impact on all of us regardless of the geography, demography, nationality, language, race or other factors. While there are real challenges facing us, these can be opportunities to overcome many of the social ills that have plagued many societies and their institutions across the globe. Undoubtedly, schools across the world have been impacted by the current crisis as educators have been seeking to turn challenges into opportunities. Therefore, the timing could not have been more appropriate to embrace the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a blueprint not only to overcome the difficult times, but also bring about desired changes across nations and their institutions.

As scholars, educators, researchers, and policy makers are seeking to solve problems dictated by the dangerous pandemic, they are called upon to take action in the local contexts of their institutions while at the same time take into account the global realities in the international arena. They are also encouraged to re-contextualize their efforts within the overarching frameworks of the SDGs. Accordingly, we are seeking manuscripts for book chapters focusing on current educational initiatives, efforts, realities, approaches as we face the current challenges. The proposed volume may include research articles or manuscripts that provide an account of the current state of education in light of these conditions, focusing on any or other of the following strands.

Topics of interest include:
• Sustaining equity and social justice in pre-K-20 schools
• Promoting multilingualism and global cross-cultural awareness
• Internationalizing curricular treatments and pedagogical practices
• Examining state and national accreditation guidelines from global perspectives
• Integrating equitable assessment in curriculum and instruction

A 250 word abstract of the proposed chapter, and keywords, should be made on one single-spaced page. Please include your name and affiliation, email address, and a tentative title. All proposals should be sent as a single Word file of 2 pages to both the volume editor and the series editor (; by December 15, 2020 and ongoing.

Final Notes:
The expected publication date is by the end of 2021 or early 2022 by Information Age Publishing. The book series editor and the volume editor are soliciting manuscripts from educators all over the world given the timely issues that are universal in education today. The final product will have a large outreach and global audience given its didactic nature driven by the promising outcomes that can be attained by the SDGs.

Inquiries may be sent to: Mahmoud Suleiman,

DEADLINE Schedule for Publication:

Abstract Submissions: December 15, 2020 and ongoing

Feedback Provided to Potential Authors: January 5, 2021 and ongoing

Submission of Book Chapter: February 15, 2021

Review of Book Chapter Provided to Author: April 20, 2021

Final Drafts Received by Editors: May 15, 2021

Final Submission of Page Proofs (Subject to Publisher’s provision of proofs, with 2 weeks to review and return): September 15, 2021

Anticipated publication: December 1, 2021

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