Friday, August 08, 2008

Call for manuscripts: New Literacies (Peter Lang Publishing)

Call for manuscripts: New Literacies (Peter Lang Publishing)

One of the premier education publishing groups, Peter Lang Publishing is
looking for works that understand how new literacies and new ways of seeing
education are being invented -- as people from all walks of life, in diverse
sites, wrestle with new technologies, shifting values, changing
institutional forms and processes, and emerging structures characteristic of
postmodernity/New Times/the Global Informational Age. These texts aim to
explore these emerging domains and to create awareness of key trends and
features, translating them into educational consciousness and practice.
These texts should explore in depth and from a range of perspectives the
extent, nature, and implications of new literacies in global context,
challenging familiar ways of framing education, and what it means for
education to be powerful, effective, and enabling under current and
foreseeable conditions.

We wish to encourage and support new, early-career authors as well as
established scholars.

We welcome single-author manuscripts as well as edited collections which
examine and engage with the current concerns of education, educators,
students, learning, especially how technology has impacted education.

Topics of particular interest are:

* critical pedagogy/ies
* literacy/ies and technology/ies
* education and disability
* the history of schools and schooling, particularly institutional histories
* education and innovation
* education psychology
* multiculturalism, urban schooling
* environmental education

* theory of play
* gender and education, particularly masculinity and adolescents

Thank you. To send proposals or for more information and a full list of
guidelines, please email:

Rebecca Shapiro, Ph. D.
Acquisitions Editor
Peter Lang Publishing
29 Broadway, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10006
212.647.7700, ex. 3006