British Journal of Educational Studies Call for papers: Special issue

Global citizenship education in the era of migration, conflict and globalisation

British Journal of Educational Studies

In an era of intensive transnational migration – from the most highly resourced groups to those fleeing violence and poverty – classrooms have become more heterogenic and multinational, which in itself creates important possibilities but also challenges for the teaching and learning of ‘global citizenship’. This Special Issue (SI) of British Journal of Educational Studies will therefore concentrate on the nexus between immigration, identity, and global citizenship education, in an effort to highlight how the transnational flow of people in the global age changes the needs of learners both from immigrant and local backgrounds, and urges practitioners and scholars to re-think and re-frame the concept of citizenship and the way citizenship education is taught.

The Editors therefore welcome contributions for this SI that seek to critically examine and theorise:

  • GCE in conflict-ridden societies
  • GCE policies and practices especially aimed at refugee and migrant students (within primary and secondary education)
  • The role played by teachers, parents, NGOs and other actors in shaping the teaching and learning processes with regards to GCE in migration contexts
  • The role of, and use of innovative pedagogy in GCE with respect to engagement of marginalised populations

Instructions for Submissions

BJES invites scholars from around the world to submit a 500-word extended abstract to Guest Editors Miri Yemini, Heela Goren and Claire Maxwell no later than 30th January 2018 (please send to

Subject to acceptance of the extended-abstract, authors will be required to submit their full papers (of up to 7,000 words, inclusive of references, endnotes and other material, and noting the Journal’s style, formatting and referencing instructions) via the journal’s online submission system for anonymous peer review by 1st June 2018. Reviewer comments will be returned to authors by 27th July 2018. Subject the outcome of the editorial and review process, final revised papers will be required by 1st September 2018.  Papers accepted for publication will be included in the special issue of BJES expected in December 2018.

For any enquiries, please contact: Dr. Miri Yemini, School of Education, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, 69978, Israel.

Editorial information

  • Guest Editor: Miri Yemini, School of Education, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Guest Editor: Heela Goren, UCL, Institute of Education, UK
  • Guest Editor: Claire Maxwell, UCL, Institute of Education, UK