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Call for Manuscripts concerning Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Education

For decades, education researchers have developed and contributed to a body of research and scholarship that examines students’ experiences with diversity, equity, and inclusion across race, gender, and socioeconomic status. As classrooms across the United States become increasingly racially diverse, it is imperative that race-focused research also includes Native Americans, Latinx, Asians, Multi-racial, and other racial and ethnic groups, expanding beyond the Black-White binary. Elements of race, gender, and social class continue to be studied individually as well as at their intersections. Theoretical perspectives, such as critical race theory, double consciousness theory, queer theory, feminist theory, and diverse epistemologies frame how we approach and understand issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in education research.

Additionally, there is a developing cross-sector perspective on diversity, equity, and inclusion research that addresses LGBTQ+ students, immigrant students, neurodiverse students, and English language learners. Gender-based research evolves beyond the male-female binary to include multiple identities and perspectives. Research examines these topics from the perspectives of students, teachers, faculty, administrators, families, schools, and other stakeholders involved in educational processes.

Moreover, research on diversity, equity, and inclusion has been applied to practices and policies, such as school closures, immigration, gifted programs and college access at the macro level. Studies continue to address these widespread concerns and other issues of social justice for many generations. The evidence from education research can help us to understand key issues affecting students and schools at the PK–12 and postsecondary levels.

The William & Mary Educational Journal Review (WMER) is seeking manuscripts for an upcoming special section in the Spring 2020 edition. The aim of this special section is to elevate the voices of scholars and practitioners as key contributors in advancing research and the development in diversity, equity, and inclusion in PK-20 environments. Specific topics include but are not limited to the following: Building Diverse and Inclusive Schools; Gender Gaps in Higher Education; The Underrepresentation of Students of Color in Gifted Education Programs; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) Inclusion; Institutional Racism; Anti-racist Leadership; Rural Education; Racially Diversifying Faculty; Abolitionist Teaching; Inclusion of Individuals from Historically Marginalized Racial and Ethnic Groups; Religion, Faith, Spirituality, and Beliefs; Studies of Individuals with Disabilities; Experiences of Low-Income Students in PK-20; Supporting Immigrants and Refugees; Culturally Responsive Teaching Practices; Culturally Responsive Leadership; and the Multigenerational Workplace.

Timeline and submission details:
November 15, 2019: Authors must submit their manuscript (3,000 to 5,000 words) with an abstract of no more than 200 words, and a maximum of 6 key words. The manuscript’s formatting and style must correspond closely with the Publication of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed.

Please submit manuscripts at www.wmer.org with the subject Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Submission. If you have questions, then please send an email to .