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IRE: Call for special issue proposals

9 September 2020

The International Review of Education – Journal of Lifelong Learning (IRE) is inviting proposals for guest-edited special issues, to be considered by its Editorial Board in November.

We are interested in receiving proposals in the core areas of our mandate: adult learning and education, non-formal education, literacy, or formal education viewed through the lens of lifelong learning.
We would particularly value proposals for special issues on the following themes:

Education for sustainable development

  • Issues related to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, such as educational responses and challenges to the climate crisis; and critical perspectives, e.g. on measurement and monitoring.
  • Indigenous knowledge systems.

Citizenship education

  • The role of education – particularly youth, adult and non-formal education – in fostering democratic values and supporting active civic and political awareness and engagement, locally, nationally and globally.
  • Education for migrants, refugees and internally displaced persons.

Studies on lifelong learning

  • The links between education and other sectors, for example, health.
  • Obstacles to lifelong learning, such as inequalities in education; gender and minorities; privatization and marketization.
  • Cultural and artistic ways of learning and community-based learning.
  • Technological and digital developments; future of lifelong learning and work; changing labour markets.
  • Ageing populations and inter-generational learning.

Global governance

  • The role of international organizations and shifts in global governance.
  • Critical perspectives on human rights.

Proposals should be about two pages long, include the names of the guest editors, title, rationale and main themes of the special issue, as well as a short description of potential contributions, with the names of the contributors.
Articles can be in either English or French.

Please submit draft proposals for special issues directly to the Executive Editor of IRE, Paul Stanistreet: .

We welcome proposals at any time. However, the deadline for consideration by this year’s IRE Editorial Board is 30 October 2020.

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