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Journal seeks submissions on special issue on intergroup dialogue    

Ximena Zúñiga sent this announcement to the NCDD Discussion list today…

I wanted to remind you about our special themed issue for Equity & Excellence Education: Intergroup Dialogue: Engaging Difference, Social  Identities, and Social Justice.

SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE NOVEMBER 1ST. You can find the call for submissions pasted below.

We are looking to reach a wide audience.  I would appreciate you forwarding this call to to colleagues who may be interested, and relevant list-serves and networks.

- Ximena Zúñiga (Gretchen Lopez and Kristie Ford)

Call for Submissions for Special Themed Issue for Equity & Excellence in Education

Intergroup Dialogue:  Engaging Difference, Social Identities, and Social Justice

Guest Editors: Ximena Zúñiga, Gretchen Lopez, and Kristie Ford

Intergroup dialogue (IGD) is a form of democratic engagement that fosters communication, critical reflection, and collaborative action across cultural and social divides about diversity and social justice issues. Drawing upon multiple pedagogical approaches and practice traditions, including critical pedagogy and intergroup, anti-racist, feminist, democratic, and experiential education, IGD has emerged as an important form of social justice education. In the past few years, educational initiatives centering on intergroup dialogue have grown within and across educational and community settings. Recent research documents the positive educational outcomes associated with intergroup dialogues, such as engaged participation, learning, and change.

However, there is a need for more theoretical and empirical research on the organizational and institutional impact of intergroup dialogue as well as its academic and social and psychological impacts, especially in light of program growth and increased offerings across K-12 and higher education settings.   We invite conceptual and empirical papers from a broad professional and scholarly audience from diverse social identities, perspectives, and experiences (e.g., educators, dialogue practitioners, activists, sociologists, psychologists, social workers, political scientists) that

  • extend thoughtful and rigorous analyses and applications of intergroup dialogue to K-12, postsecondary, or school-community initiatives;
  • use quantitative, qualitative, historical, descriptive, and/or mixed methodologies;
  • illustrate how theory and practice connect to foster dialogue when engaging inequality and difference, social identities, and social justice visions;
  • examine the use and impact of intergroup dialogue as part of K-12 or higher education academic curriculum;
  • discuss pedagogical and facilitation considerations; and/or
  • problematize or raise questions about the limits and possibilities of intergroup dialogue practices in educational settings.

Complete manuscripts are due November 1, 2010. For submission guidelines, please visit the journal website ( and click on the link to Instructions for Authors. Please confine manuscripts to 25 double-space pages and indicate in your cover letter that the submission is for the special issue on Intergroup Dialogue: Engaging Difference, Social Identities, and Social Justice.  All submissions are peer reviewed. This special issue is scheduled to be published February 2012. Contact Ximena Zúñiga ([email protected]) with any questions related to this special issue.

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