This call for papers announces a themed issue of the journal, Policy Futures in Education. The special issue will be dedicated to examining contemporary school health policies, practices and pedagogies.
Policy Futures in Education is a peer-reviewed international journal that provides a critical forum for academics, policy analysts, practitioners and government officials to participate in dialogue on key policy issues influencing the field of education. The journal publishes empirical articles that engage in the complex contexts in which educational policies are crafted, implemented and experienced by those implicated within them. The journal also publishes theoretical pieces that assist readers to explore the use, meaning and implications of social theory. If you would like additional information regarding the aims of the journal or, if you would like to review past issues, please visit the journalís website, http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pfie/
This special issue will address critical school health policies, practices, pedagogies. Articles accepted for publication will be theoretically rich and substantive examinations that will provide readers a multiplicity of perspectives on existing and emerging school health issues. Articles might explore, for example, how policies are produced, communicated and/or contested by students, teachers and/or the larger school community. Articles might also investigate the political, symbolic, economic, educational, ideological and/or theoretical implications of these practices. We envision that the issue will be highly relevant to individuals who are interested in discerning how various social and contextual forces influence the construction, rationalization and implementation of school health policies, practices, or pedagogies.
Interested authors are encouraged to first submit an abstract proposal to Dr. Michael Gard (MGard@csu.edu.au) or Dr. Carolyn Vander Schee (firstname.lastname@example.org). Authors of accepted abstracts will be formally invited to submit a full length manuscript of approximately 6000 to 7000 words. Authors are strongly encouraged to follow the journalís citation style. This information can be found at http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pfie/howtocontribute.asp
The deadline for submitting a full length manuscript is December 1, 2009.
Charles Sturt University
Carolyn Vander Schee
Northern Illinois University
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