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Special Issue: Modern Challenges In Education

Organization: The Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice (JHETP)
Categories: Postcolonial, Digital Humanities, American, Hispanic & Latino, Comparative, Lingustics, Popular Culture, Literary Theory, Women's Studies, World Literatures, African-American, Colonial, Revolution & Early National, Transcendentalists, 1865-1914, 20th & 21st Century, Children's Literature, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, History, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Scandinavian, Pacific Literature, Science
Event Date: 2022-09-30 to 2022-09-30 Abstract Due: 2022-09-29
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The Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice (JHETP) is accepting papers for a special issue on “Modern Challenges in Education.” The last few years have presented unprecedented challenges – the pandemic, political division, rise in inequality, global conflict – to educators around the world, and these challenges have had a profound impact on education. This special issue aims to highlight the challenges that educators have faced in recent years and the methods that have been implored to overcome these challenges.  Below is a list of some – but not all of the topics – that would be appropriate for the special issue.


  • Effects of learners affected by political violence or environmental disasters
  • What insights can be drawn from research on inequalities (e.g., gender, class, caste, and race) for the field of education and learning?
  • Embedding of sustainable development goals in curriculum/pedagogy/policy
  • How can technology be used to make education accessible to broader society, without creating further inequalities around access, affordability, and in curricula and pedagogy?
  • Impact on other categories of vulnerable learners in education in emergencies contexts, such as the unique risks pandemics pose to girls, and to learners with disabilities.
  • Lessons learned from past public health crises, including Ebola, H1N1, SARS, HIV/AIDS, and others for education responses to COVID-19, future health crises and/or recovery
  • Pandemic preparedness, mitigation, and response in education systems
  • Experiences developing or implementing public health guidelines and policies for education settings amid conflict, crisis, and/or humanitarian emergency
  • Design and implementation of distance education (online, television, radio, paper-based, and other modalities) in emergency contexts and/or for vulnerable or low-resource populations
  • Teaching materials, curricula, and learning materials about public health, disease mitigation, protection, and prevention

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The special issue on “Modern Challenges in Education” will be an open access issue, and all papers will be widely broadcasted to databases and libraries around the world.

The average time to first decision is 18.6 days, and the average time to publication is 28.2 days. Unless one or more of the authors is a member of the International Society of Educators, all papers will require and $800 open access article processing fee.

The deadline for submission for the special issue is September 30, 2022. All papers can be submitted directly to the editor: jhetp@napbress.com or they can be submitted on the JHETP website. To learn more about the special issue, please visit the JHETP website at https://nabpress.com/higher-education-theory-and-practice-background



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