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Call for Manuscripts: 
Community-Engaged Scholarship in Multicultural Education

The Texas Association for Multicultural Education (TXNAME) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for a special issue of the Texas Journal for Multicultural Education that will focus on community-engaged scholarship in multicultural education. We invite scholars, researchers, educators, and practitioners to submit proposals for articles that highlight innovative approaches, best practices, and successful case studies in this important area of study.

What is Community-Engaged Scholarship?

Community-engaged scholarship in multicultural education involves collaboration between academic researchers and community stakeholders to address real-world issues and challenges facing diverse populations. TXNAME offers this working definition of community-engaged scholarship: Community-engaged scholarship is any research that transects teaching, research, and service and involves applying that knowledge for the direct benefit of the community and fellow practitioners in ways consistent with the TXNAME mission. This special issue aims to establish a shared understanding of the meaning and transformational impact of community-engaged scholarship in multicultural education by showcasing the impact of such partnerships on educational outcomes, social justice, and cultural understanding. 

We look forward to receiving your proposals and sharing your valuable insights with our readers. Thank you for your contributions to advancing multicultural education and social justice through community-engaged scholarship.

Examples of Community-Engaged Scholarship that Qualify for the Special Issue

We welcome submissions from a wide range of disciplines, including education, sociology, anthropology, psychology, or other relevant fields. Proposals should clearly outline the research question, methodology, and significance of the study, as well as its implications for practice and policy.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest for this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Community-based research projects in multicultural education

  • Strategies for building and sustaining partnerships with diverse communities

  • Culturally responsive teaching practices and pedagogy

  • Intersectionality and diversity in educational settings

  • Engaging students in meaningful community service and advocacy

  • Evaluating the impact of community-engaged scholarship on student learning and community development

Influential Scholars

Some influential researchers who are widely recognized for their contributions to community-engaged scholarship in education include:

  • Dr. Barbara Jacoby: Known for her work on service-learning and community engagement in higher education, Dr. Jacoby has published numerous articles and books on the subject.

  • Dr. Tania D. Mitchell: A leading scholar in community engagement and participatory research, Dr. Mitchell's work focuses on equity and social justice in education.

  • Dr. Lorraine M. Gutierrez: A professor of social work, Dr. Gutierrez has conducted extensive research on community-based participatory research and community empowerment.

  • Dr. Sherril B. Gelmon: A pioneer in the field of service-learning and community engagement, Dr. Gelmon has published widely on the topic and has served in leadership roles in national organizations dedicated to community engagement.

Types of Manuscripts Accepted

All submissions must adhere to APA 7 guidelines. Figures and tables will be included but could be moved to an appendix for formatting purposes. Listed word counts do not include references or appendices. Topics must address community-engaged scholarship in multicultural education. View our submission guidelines for detailed descriptions of each manuscript type.

  • Empirical Research: Empirical research includes completed qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods studies conducted by no more than five authors.

  • Conceptual Literature Reviews: A Conceptual Literature Review summarizes and synthesizes existing scholarly research on a specific problem, topic, or research question.

  • Research Briefs: Research briefs should be written by a single author and concisely summarize a single scholarly research paper or several scholarly research papers on a single theme related to community-engaged scholarship in multicultural education.

  • Policy Briefs: Policy briefs should be written by a single author and communicate practical implications of existing or recommended policies to education practitioners, researchers, and students related to community-engaged scholarship in multicultural education.

  • Book Reviews: Book reviews will follow a “Review & Reflection” model with no more than two authors. Reviews should focus on a single book, but authors should include additional relevant sources when discussing implications and applications to professional practice.

Review Process

Manuscripts must be submitted online; emailed submissions will not be accepted. If an author misses the deadline for a specific issue, the submission will be considered for the next relevant issue. A double-blind process will be used to review submissions. Authors will receive feedback from at least two reviewers. Accepted manuscripts will move to copyediting. Authors will receive a document with tracked changes and comments to review prior to final publication. The editor(s) will provide detailed instructions and deadlines with publication decisions.

Publication Timeline

Submissions Due: August 31, 2024

Peer Reviews Completed: September 30, 2024

Revisions Due: October 15, 2024

Additional Reviews Completed: October 31

Formatting & Copyediting Completed: November 15, 2024

Issue Published: November 30, 2024

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