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Call for Guest Editor(s): NORRAG Special Issue on “Education in Times of Climate Change”

NORRAG is seeking proposals to serve as Guest Editor(s) of a NORRAG Special issue on “Education in Times of Climate Change” to be published by December 2021. The Guest Editor(s) mobilize approximately 25 to 30 authors to contribute relevant and high-quality articles each of about 1500-2000 words; conduct quality control/editorial duties in cooperation with NORRAG; write the editorial; and lead an online launch event. NORRAG provides an honorarium of 7,000 Swiss francs, extensive communications and event support and confirms the Guest Editors’ quality control and content review. 

We are seeking proposals that are diverse geographically and that focus on researchers based in or working in the Global South. The proposal should explain how the NSI they are assembling builds on existing research and literature and how articles will appeal to practitioners as well as researchers. While climate change is the strong theme, the thrust of information, research and argument has to focus on education as it is practiced, both inside and outside formal education. 

NORRAG Special issues (NSI) are an open-source periodical that seeks to give prominence to authors from different countries and with diverse perspectives. Each issue is dedicated to a special topic of education research, policy and practice; we define education broadly. NSIs include a number of concise articles from diverse perspectives and actors with the aim to bridge the gap between theory and practice as well as advocacy and policy in international education development. As background, previous NORRRAG Special Issues may be consulted here. Our reach and readership is powerful for both editors and authors and gives an opportunity for a model different from traditional academic research.

To apply, please send a proposal to anouk.pasquier@graduateinstitute.ch by 14 February. Previous proposals and calls for papers should be used as a model for your proposal: NSI06, NSI05, NSI04, NIS03, NSI02. While it would be useful to include an indication of relevant authors that will be invited to contribute, the Guest Editor also considers all submissions to an open call for papers on the theme.

NSI is produced by NORRAG and is supported by the Open Society Foundations (OSF) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). 

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