EPAA/AAPE Call for Papers
Special Topic: Rethinking Education Policy and Methodology in a Post-truth Era
Guest-edited by: Jennifer R. Wolgemuth, Mirka Koro-Ljungberg, Travis M. Marn,
Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie, and Shaun M. Dougherty
The Trump administration's election and policy (un)making may mark an unprecedented time in U.S. and global history in which scientists must rethink the political ethics of their scholarly work. They might ask: Should scientists become activists for science and science policy? How should an activist scientist or politically passionate scholar function and act? What role(s) should scientists and research (now) play in educating a civil society and informing policy? With these and many other questions faced by education scholars in mind, the purpose of this special issue is to provide authors the opportunity to share their (re)conceptualizations of education research and policy in light of the global rise of right-wing populism, post-truths, and anti-science sentiment. We invite raw, honest, imperfect but immediate, and timely papers from across the educational research community (from [post]positivist to post-post-humanist and everywhere or nowhere in between) addressing (but not limited to) themes such as:
* Activism and educational research
* Rethinking, problematizing how educational research informs policy
* Rethinking data, evidence, and/or fact in education policy-making
* Imaging policy method and methodology to come and become
* Trump election as a productive intervention in thinking policy and research
* Non-traditional ethics of education research and policy
* Alt facts, post-truths, and/or gaslighting in education policy and research
* Reconceptualizing (the onto-ethico-epistemology of) research ethics and validity
* Rethinking research agendas, scholarship, the academy at the time of post-truths
* Researcher identities in an era of post-truth
* Non-thinkable activist scholarship
* Radical yet ethical public science
Submission Information: Those interested in contributing to this special issue should submit a 500-word abstract (including proposed title) by September 15, 2017, to the special issue section, Rethinking Education Policy and Methodology, at http://epaa.asu.edu/ All manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the EPAA website and follow the Journal's submission guidelines.
The guest editors invite original articles of about 6,000 words, as well as viewpoints (brief personal reflections, explorations, or conceptualizations) of 3,000 words. Word limits for original articles and Viewpoints are inclusive of an abstract (maximum 150 words), keywords, citations, footnotes, tables, figures, endnotes and the reference list.
Abstract submission deadline: September 15, 2017
Invitations to submit manuscripts: October 15, 2017
Invited article submission deadline: March 15, 2018
Submission of final manuscripts: October 1, 2018
Please direct any questions about this special issue to Jennifer R. Wolgemuth, University of South Florida,firstname.lastname@example.org; Mirka Koro-Ljungberg, Arizona State University, email@example.com; Travis M. Marn, University of South Florida, firstname.lastname@example.org; Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie, Sam Houston University and University of Johannesburg, email@example.com ; or Shaun M. Dougherty, University of Connecticut, firstname.lastname@example.org.