Call for Papers for a Special Issue of The Journal of Pan African Studies
Call for Papers Date:
This special issue of the Journal of Pan African Studies seeks to explore the topic of African Americans in American public education, with special attention given the educational experiences of African Americans in urban environments. This issue will examine the growth and development of education through the lens of the African American experience. In addition, this issue will explore how educational institutions initially used to control the thinking and behaviors of the masses have been transformed into tools for the liberation for all oppressed groups throughout the world. Hopefully by looking towards the past and exploring positive models towards effectively educating students of African descent we can chart an improved educational system for the future.
This special issue will present essays, film and book reviews that explore the positive and detrimental impact that education and specific educational institutions have had on lives of African people in America and throughout the diaspora.
Suggested topics include (but are not limited to) the following:
African American Educational History
African American Intellectual Tradition
Urban Educational Reform
Ebonics (Black English) and African American Education
African American Higher Education
Independent Educational Institutions
African Centered Education & Pedagogies
Religious-Based Educational Institutions
Criteria for Selection
Each paper must directly contribute this issue of African Americans in American public education, with special attention to educational experiences of African Americans in urban environments. Interested participants should email a 100-word abstract by January 17, 2014. Authors whose abstracts are selected will then be asked to submit a completed paper by April 2014. Each submission must include:
Title of Paper
Institution and/or Affiliation
Please send your submissions in the Subject area as “JPAS African American Education” to:
Guest Editor, Dr. Patrick Spearman, Assistant Professor, Youngstown State University: firstname.lastname@example.org; and/or
Associate Editor of JPAS, Dr. Karanja Keita Carroll, Assistant Professor State University of New York at New Paltz: email@example.com .
Each paper should not exceed 25 pages. Notification of acceptance will be provided within 30 days of receiving an abstract and/or a paper.
Dr. Patrick Spearman
Beeghly College of Education
Youngstown State University
One University Plaza
Youngstown, Ohio 44512
330-941-1934 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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