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STEM Education in US Prisons

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Event Date: 2019-01-15 to 2019-01-30 Abstract Due: 2019-01-15

Call for Papers: STEM Education in US Prisons

This edited volume, STEM Education in US Prisons, is a first book-length attempt to elaborate theories and models of science education in prisons.  It addresses science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in for-credit and non-credit programs operating at a range of security levels within adult prisons, juvenile facilities, jails, and detention centers in the United States.  The book will cover a range of science disciplines and topics, including biology, ecology, physics, astronomy, mathematics, chemistry, computer sciences, engineering, earth sciences, psychology, and more.

We are interested in two types of papers: (a) essays on the social rationales and conceptual issues of teaching science in prisons, especially in relation to science and citizenship, and (b) essays for a longer section on model science education programs in prisons, including contextualization within contemporary science pedagogy.  The co-editors will be particularly interested in papers that incorporate and respond to voices of imprisoned students, with strict attention to IRB requirements (documentation mandatory).  Incarcerated or formerly incarcerated contributors are especially welcome, with an emphasis on field expertise rather than witness.  The volume’s emphasis lies on the United States, but we may consider international essays for comparison. 

Chapter essays will be limited to 5-7,000 words, in APA style.  Submit a 250-300 word abstract by January 15, 2019 (or full paper if available) together with a short bio.  We will notify prospective contributors by January 30, 2019.  Completed draft papers will be due by July 1, 2019.  For further information contact Joe Lockard (Joe.Lockard@asu.edu) and Jannette Carey (jcarey@princeton.edu). 

The volume co-editors are Jannette Carey (Princeton), Joe Lockard (Arizona State University), Jill Stockwell (Princeton), and Tsafrir Mor (Arizona State University). 

This volume is under advance contract to SUNY Press. 



Joe Lockard