From Disagreement to Discourse

A Chronicle of Controversies in Schooling and Education

Edited by:
Beth Durodoye, Georgia Southern University
Rhonda Bryant, University of the Pacific

A volume in the series: Research on African American Education. Editor(s): Ronald D. Henderson, National Education Association. Carol Camp Yeakey, Washington University - St. Louis.

Call for Chapter Proposals

Education has never been non-partisan. Buffeted by economic, political, and social influences, education, educators, and various stakeholders have taken sides to provide institutionalized instruction to child and adult learners. Instruction that is right or wrong, ethical or unethical, just or unjust, can be just that, depending on where one’s education and schooling takes place in the world. Despite divergent views, the ultimate goal of serving students has remained paramount. At the same time, the work of educators has placed them at the forefront of the many debates and controversies that have beset the profession.

The editors invite book chapter proposals that will focus on contemporary and critical topics of debate that educators face in American and international educational settings.

This includes, but is not limited to topics such as:
> Common Core
> Bilingual education and immigration
> Sex education.

Chapters in the book will reflect the complexities associated with educational controversies and the confluence of these influences. Using a Socratic approach, authors will conclude their chapters by presenting questions for readers to ponder that facilitate readers’ drawing their own conclusions and next steps for their professional work such as advocacy, policy development, or pedagogy.

All book chapter proposals should be 2 pages in length (excluding references), double-spaced, with Times New Roman 12-point font. Proposals should be in Word format and should adhere to the publication requirements outlined in the most recent edition of the American Psychological Association’s style manual. Proposals are due by February 16, 2018. Authors will be notified of their selection status no later than April 7, 2018.

Accepted Proposals:
Selected authors will be invited to develop a full 25-35 page chapter (including figures, tables, and references) to be submitted for peer review by July 6, 2018. Final chapters are due to the editors on or before August 17, 2018. Both chapter proposals and full chapters should be the original work of the author(s) and should not be under review, or previously published.

Biographical Statement:
Please provide a separate biographical statement (75-100 words) including your current position, degrees/credentials held, professional experience, and research interests.

Send All Proposals and Inquiries to: Beth Durodoye,

Tentative Schedule for Publication:
Proposal Submissions: February 16, 2018
Notification of Selection Status: April 7, 2018
Chapter Submission for Peer Review: July 6, 2018
Final Chapter Submission: August 17, 2018