This issue is edited by Andrea Szukala, University of Münster, Germany; Reinhold Hedtke, Bielefeld University, Germany and will be published in December 2017.
Recent transformations of the political and socio-economic landscape in Europe and in non-European systems have critical impact on the arrangement and on the justification of civic education in and outside schools. Political, cultural and religious radicalisation, political populism, societal polarisation, inequality, globalisation and migration, challenge educational institutions as well as actors’ common conventional practices and understandings. This translates into conflicts about the educational governance of the political at all levels of the educational system. Domain specific educational governance involves a wide range of modes of regulation of citizenry in school, which we understand in a very broad sense.
This volume addresses ideational, justificatory, regulative and cultural dimensions of this transformation at different levels and in different contexts of the educational system with a special focus on schools, teaching and teacher education. It questions the political and administrative mobilisation of school education for purposes of social inclusiveness, democratic involvement and economic conformance. The thematic issue calls for deeper analyses of the underlying justifications and assumptions, guiding educational conventions and ideologies, processes of quality ascription, corresponding policies, practices and vested interests. It welcomes papers of different formats, such as theoretical and conceptual papers, policy and curriculum analyses, comparative historical analyses, process tracing and discourse analyses as well as actor-centred empirical school and classroom research.
We are reluctant to impose a rigid framework but we would be especially interested in knowing how authors respond to one or more of the following questions:
The issue will contain:
The focus of the special issue will be education but the editors will welcome theoretical and other material that allows for consideration of issues using insights from a range of academic disciplines and areas (e.g. économie des conventions or sociology of conventions, sociology of education and sociology of knowledge; political science; ethnography of education etc.).
The following schedule will be used:
Call for papers online: 7 November 2016
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