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Book Title:
Educational Response, Inclusion and Empowerment for SDGs in Emerging Economies: How do education systems contribute to raise global citizens? *[SDGs: Sustainable Development Goals]

Mustafa Öztürk, Ph.D., Assoc. Prof. of Curriculum & Instruction, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

Proposal Submission Deadline: January 15, 2021
Full Chapter Submission Deadline: May 30, 2021

Since the declaration of the Decade (2005-2014) of Education for Sustainable Development by the UN in 2002, many nations have started to invest money, time, and energy on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Global Citizenship Education (GCE) with the intention of shaping the education of tomorrow. These investments have increased further with the declaration of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015.

Nations’ engagement with sustainable development goals differ considerably on the basis of their socio-political priorities as well as their vision of globalization, because educational policies and practices of a particular society is shaped by the forms of democracy surrounding educational institutions of that society as well as other historical, socio-cultural, political, ecological and economic factors.

One way of getting a broader understanding of the value attached to globally acknowledged or internationally prioritized issues, such as ESD, GCE, or SDGs, is to study and observe the local and regional initiatives, implementations and achievements regarding those issues. In this regard, this edited book aims to look into cases from emerging economies in relation to a global endeavor, which is promoting the vision of sustainable development in all forms and at all levels of education. The rationale behind the intended publication is twofold: (a) the significance of hearing local voices and understanding local discourse attached to a global phenomenon as well as strategies for action and change; and (b) the role of educational systems as a means to communicate, promote and educate for SDGs.

Tentative Table of Contents:

Section I: SDGs in Educational Policies and Legislations: Global perspectives and local policies
• How do global perspectives of sustainable development find a way into local policies? What are the reflections of ESD/GCE on national educational policies and legislations?

Section II: SDGs in Curricular or Co-curricular Records: Explicit or Implicit References
•How well is a national curriculum designed to prepare generations for global citizenship and a sustainable future? How coherent is the curriculum with ESD/GCE?

Section III: Pre-school Education as an Initial Step towards SDGs
•How does pre-school education educate kids for ESD/GCE? What are the ways for pre-school education to see children as citizens and competent individuals?

Section IV: Voices from Primary/Secondary Education: Classroom-Level Practices
•How do in-class practices in primary/secondary education settings embrace ESD/GCE? What are the ways to transform global visions into effective classroom targets?

Section V: Engagement with SDGs in Higher Education
•How do higher education engage with SDGs? How could universities become critical spaces and change agents for societal transformations towards a sustainable future?

Section VI: Response of Teacher Education to SDGs
•How do teacher education respond to SDGs? What are the ways to empower teachers with ESD/GCE competences?

Submission Procedures:
Potential authors are invited to submit on or before January 15, 2021 a chapter proposal of 750 to 1,000 words clearly explaining the mission and significance of the proposed chapter through e-mail to mustafaozturk@hacettepe.edu.tr or moustaphaozturk@gmail.com. Authors will be notified about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines by January 30, 2021 . Full chapters are expected to be submitted by May 30, 2021. All submitted chapters will be reviewed based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this process. There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this publication.


Dates: 10/3/2020 - 10/1/2021

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