CFP: Educating the Salad Bowl: The Past, Present, and Future of Minority Students and Educational Leadership in America
CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTER PROPOSALS: Educating the Salad Bowl
CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Title: Educating the Salad Bowl: The Past, Present, and Future of Minority Students and Educational Leadership in America
Editor: Bruce Makoto Arnold, Ph.D., Central Methodist University
(This book has already secured a contract)
The purpose of this book is to expand our understanding of the history of minority education in the United States (post-1870) from an educational leadership perspective and how those past experiences can influence the future of minority education. Historiographical scholarship continues to explore and understand how the "salad bowl" of American minority ethnicities have been served (and, perhaps, underserved) in the American educational experience. Educational leaders--superintendents, school boards, principals, college presidents, etc.--are at the heart of most of decisions pertaining to minority education, but those decisions are heavily influenced by the surrounding culture, sense of modernity, and political necessities surrounding the decision makers.
It is important to note that this book is grounded in a broad concept of cultural history and the editor seeks to be inclusive of all types, styles, and traditions of historical scholarship within that framework. The editor welcomes proposals covering particularly understudied minorities including old and new Asian and Southeast Asian immigrants (Chinese, Japanese, Hmong, Cambodian, Laotian, Indian, etc.), Native Americans, Hispanics, Middle Eastern, Caribbean Islanders, African American, etc. Also, the editor looks forward to receiving topics outside of the scope of administration-curricula and encourages proposals that cover topics such as how educational leaders promote their institutions to minorities and how these leaders make non-curriculum-related decisions (e.g. food, sports, field trips, and other extracurricular activities) vis-à-vis minority students.
I invite you to submit a proposal of approximately 750 words, excluding references (this book will use Chicago-style endnotes). Deadlines for the submission of proposals is February 2, 2014. All proposals will be subject to editorial review and evaluation based on the following criteria: (1) Proposals should be aligned with the purpose of broadening the knowledge base of education leadership as it pertains to minority education at the K-12 level; (2) Proposals that stress the history of educational leadership as it pertains to minority students and what future leaders can learn from the past will be prioritized; (3) Proposals should clearly articulate a historiographical argument, approach/framework, and conclusion that answers the stated argument;(5) Proposals should present findings as thoroughly as possible and discuss how these findings constitute a novel contribution to the historiography of educational leadership and minority students. After the evaluation of proposals by the editorial team, selected authors will be invited to submit a full-length chapter by June 30, 2014. These chapters will then be subject to blind peer review. The publication date for the book is yet to be determined, but is expected in winter 2014.
Please send all proposal submissions, questions, or comments to Bruce Makoto Arnold at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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