CFP – Challenges Associated with Cross-Cultural and At-Risk Student Engagement

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: February 28, 2016

Full Chapters Due: June 1, 2016
Submission Date: August 30, 2016


Worldwide, teachers’ abilities to engage students in meaningful teaching and learning experiences is becoming increasingly complex due to: a) national educational policies emphasizing high stakes assessment of student learning, and b) practical application of educational research and theory especially in the investigative areas of cross-cultural / intercultural and multicultural education.

Teaching in high stakes school systems has been empirically associated with direct instruction, student apathy, a narrowed curriculum, stress experienced by teachers and students and a lack of emphasis on social, emotional and physical goals. A need to provide practitioners with student engagement strategies in challenging instructional environments is becoming increasingly important.


The editors are seeking papers describing teacher daily work and the academic and social successes achieved with their students in challenging teaching and learning environments. We are interested in papers that reflect practical strategies teachers use to navigate multiple social and knowledge networks during a typical school day/year. Papers emphasizing educational theory into educational practice within the daily practice of teaching and learning are also welcome for submission.

Selected papers will provide teacher practitioners, administrators, parents and others with strategic approaches leading to student social and academic success in high stakes assessment environments.

Target Audience

The book is useful to professors in schools of education, school superintendents responsible for professional development and global education researchers, teachers, educational policy makers, instructional designers, curriculum developers, and for use in teacher professional development activities.

Material presented in the book will be useful for readers in conceptualizing and integrating teaching and learning activities for students in challenging educational environments.

Recommended Topics

  • Teacher Professional Development 
  • Critical Pedagogy 
  • Student Engagement 
  • Classroom Teacher Narratives 
  • Educational Administration and Student Achievement 
  • Teaching and Global Assessments (TIMSS, PISA) 
  • Flow in teaching and learning 
  • Language development 
  • Literacy 
  • Teaching and Learning in a specific content area (e.g. music) 
  • Curriculum Design 
  • Student Voices


 Dr. Richard K. Gordon, California State University, Dominguez Hills Dr. Cynthia J. McDermott, Antioch University
Taichi Akutsu, Shujitsu University,Education Department
Dr. Jose Lalas, Redlands University
Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before February 28, 2016, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by June 1, 2016, about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by August 30, 2016, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Trust in Knowledge Management and Systems in Organizations. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the E-Editorial DiscoveryTM online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2016.

Important Dates

Abstracts Due – February 28, 2016

Chapters Due – June 1, 2016
Paper Final Submission – August 30, 2016


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