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CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Breaking the Mold of Education for Culturally and Linguistically
Diverse Students: Innovative and Successful Practices for 21st Century
Editors: Andrea Honigsfeld, Ed.D. and Audrey Cohan, Ed.D.
Publisher: Rowman and Littlefield
SCOPE AND PURPOSE:
After publishing Breaking the Mold of School Instruction and
Organization: Innovative and Successful Practices for the 21st Century
and currently finishing a second edited volume entitled Breaking the
Mold of Pre-service and In-service Teacher Education: Innovative and
Successful Practices for the 21st Century, Rowman and Littlefield has
given us a contract for a third book in the Breaking the Mold series.
This new book will be titled Breaking the Mold of Education for
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students: Innovative and
Successful Practices for 21st Century Schools.
We have several invited chapters and now we are soliciting previously
unpublished proposal submissions through this open invitation. As the
title suggests, this edited book aims to offer a collection of
innovative ideas representing best practices for educating culturally
and linguistically diverse students in the Pre-Kindergarten through
12th grade context. We are looking for proposal submissions that share
authentic, research-based, successful practices that break the
traditional mold of instruction for students from diverse backgrounds,
especially for those who may be at risk of being marginalized.
The book will be divided into five majors sections, each having
approximately five chapters. The sections represent the following
categories: Culturally Responsive Practices in Classrooms, Schools, and
Districts; Family and Community Involvement; Social Justice and
Advocacy; Pre-service and In-service Teacher Education for Diversity;
and Global Perspectives on Cultural and Linguistic Diversity.
Culturally Responsive Practices in Classrooms, Schools, and Districts:
Chapters will be written by or about practicing PreK-12 teachers and
administrators who are highly responsive to diversity in their
classrooms, schools, and districts. Successful school wide and district
wide diversity initiatives and programs will be highlighted.
Family and Community Involvement:
These chapters will showcase examples of active family and community
engagement through successful collaborative practices designed to
address diverse student, family, and community needs.
Social Justice and Advocacy:
In this section, compelling documentary accounts of initiatives that
have successfully advocated for diverse student groups and fulfilled
the promise of creating socially just learning opportunities will be
Pre-service and In-service Teacher Education for Diversity:
Chapters will depict effective teacher preparation and professional
development programs that focus on diversity issues. Successful and
innovative practices that meet the needs of an increasingly diverse
student population will be featured. (Please note this section of the
book is already complete).
Global Perspectives on Addressing Cultural and Linguistic Diversity:
International perspectives on best practices in diversity education will be included.
The primary audience for the book will be Pre K-12 educators, teacher
educators, school and district administrators, and professional
developers. Specifically, this book will support both novice and
experienced teachers and administrators in varied stages of their
professional development who wish to look for examples of successful,
innovative instructional practices related to culturally and
linguistically diverse students. The secondary audience will be
pre-service teachers who will benefit from reading the book since it
offers a range of successful innovations and strategies.
SPECIAL NOTES TO PROSPECTIVE AUTHORS:
There are no restrictions on the background or specialization of the
authors, as long as their chapters reflect research-based scholarship,
a concise theoretical framework, and documented, successful
implementation of innovative practices in one of the above five
Scholars and practitioners who are interested in contributing to this
book are invited to submit a 500-word manuscript proposal in Microsoft
Word by April 30th, 2010. Include a minimum of five references to
support your proposal but do not count them as part of the 500-word
limit. The proposal should clearly describe the content of the proposed
chapter by highlighting the research base, the theoretical context, and
the actual implementation of the innovative practice or program. To be
aligned with the focus of the book, please incorporate authentic,
concrete examples, and an account of the successful, documented
On a cover page, please provide the following for all authors:
Name, title, current position, complete contact information including
work mailing address, phone number, email address, and a 3-4 sentence
biographical blurb. Please also include a no more than one-page list of
key publications by each contributing author. Remember to include a
working title for the proposal and please indicate which of the five
major sections your proposal will best match. Only submissions
following these guidelines and including APA-style references may be
Chapter proposals will be assessed based on originality, topic
suitability, well established research-base, innovativeness, and
reader-friendly, yet scholarly writing style. Invitations to submit a
full, 2500-3000 word chapter (including references, tables and charts)
will be sent out by July 15th 2010. Completed chapters will be due no
later than November 30th, 2010.
Please e-mail your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can be contacted at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Andrea Honigsfeld, Ed.D.
Division of Education
1000 Hempstead Ave
PO Box 5002
Rockville Centre, NY 11571-5002
Tel: (516) 678-5000 X 6343
Fax: (516) 256 2291