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Research on Education in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Middle East

We invite you to contribute a chapter to Book IX of the Series Research in Education in Africa, Caribbean, and the Middle East to be published by Information Age Publishing in Spring 2022. This proposed book will be tentatively titled Effects of Government Mandates and Policies on Public Education in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.
General Outline for Chapters
Each chapter should be 25 to 30 double spaced pages, including references, using the format required in the latest edition of the APA publication manual. We want each chapter to feature research including suggestions as to how best to promote and advance research and practice in the region under discussion in the chapter. While we anticipate great content variability among chapters given the range of potential foci of individual chapters and while we would like contributors to have needed flexibility in the features of their respective chapters, we are nonetheless offering the following suggestions as a general outline for all chapters as a way to promote some degree of consistency between chapters.

Each chapter should:
(a) include a brief overview of the policy/mandate/framework and its stated intent in improving education outcomes for learners;
(b) address the educational level it targets (e.g., early childhood, primary, secondary, or tertiary)
(c) include diversity components of the learners targeted (disability, rurality, migrancy, religious minority, refugee, girl-child, etc.)
(d) answer the overarching question that this volume grapples with: “Have educational outcomes improved for targeted learners as a result of these efforts?” or, have they?
(e) References

Note: The chapters must be built upon original research by the authors.

We hope you consider this scholarly contribution as an opportunity for you to provide researchers, practitioners and policy-makers with knowledge that will enhance the quality of their scholarship and services to persons with whom they work.

As you know, there are no widespread sources of exemplary research in Africa, the Caribbean and the Middle East. As such, though we have developed a list of distinguished potential contributors for the chapters, we realize that there are persons doing excellent work in these disciplines whom we have not included in this invitation. So, we welcome suggestions from you of others whose work we should consider. Please forward to us their contacts or invite them to serve as co-authors with you.

Knowing that you are very busy, we have established time lines that will hopefully allow you to contribute to this book. Dates and associated tasks are outlined below.

Submit Chapter Proposal to: Dr. Cynthia Szymanski Sunal at cvsunal@ua.edu

June, 2020: You email response to us on your commitment to write this chapter
September, 2020: Submit a 5-page chapter proposal
December 30, 2020: Our proposal reviews occur
February 1, 2021: First draft of your chapter submitted to us
March-April 2021: Our review of your chapter
May, 2021: Return of your first draft and your final revisions
July 1, 2021: Your final manuscript submitted to us
August, 2021: We submit manuscript to the publisher

We look forward to hearing from you at your earliest opportunity. Please send an e-mail reply to Dr. Cynthia Szymanski Sunal at cvsunal@ua.edu let us know if you accept our invitation to write the chapter. Thank you for considering our invitation.



Dates: 4/9/2020 - 7/1/2021

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