Using Innovative Literacies to Develop Leadership and Agency: Inspiring Transformation and Hope
The global pandemic has caused worldwide devastating social and economic disruptions. These circumstances have widened and deepened the inequalities of access to socio-economic and academic achievement for diverse groups. This new reality impels us to look for possibilities of developing leadership and agency that will lead to transformation and hope in our communities. One of the ways to implement change is through the use of literacy practices. Literacy, however, is not seen here in its narrow definition as only a functional tool for reading and writing, but rather in its multiple modalities and forms which are embedded and socially constructed. Utilizing diverse and innovative literacy practices/approaches can allow for better access to educational opportunities as well as for the promotion of critical thinking and understanding of the world, and awareness of others and self while developing self-leadership and agency for becoming active members of communities.
This book will aim to present multiple innovative literacy approaches promoting self-leadership and agency, aspiring to transformation and hope for individuals and communities. The work included will showcase practical field experiences (qualitative research, quantitative research, case studies, etc) supported by a theoretical framework. Since the book intends to be academically rigorous while being accessible to the readers, narrative writing will be welcome as well. The goal is to include a wide range of literacy practices, such as but not limited to, photography, the arts, digital literacies, graffiti, mentoring, and any other innovative approaches. It will further present learners of any age in various settings of formal and/or informal learning spaces.
The target audience of our book is professionals, practitioners, leaders and researchers working with learners in formal and informal settings. This includes in-service and pre-service educators and other facilitators, in schools, communities, and other learning spaces who work with learners across the lifespan.
-Literacy and leadership during a pandemic -Literacy in the aftermath of the global pandemic -Literacy and agency -Literacy and leadership -Innovative ways of using literacy to develop activism -The arts (i.e. digital, dance, visual, drama, music, etc.), literacy, and leadership -Multiple literacies and empowerment -Learning in the community -Community literacy for change and empowerment -Community literacy projects -Innovative literacy practices to engender change and hope -Learning to evoke change -Literacy and transformation -Literacy and leadership in early childhood, elementary, high school and/or higher education -Literacy in the early childhood, elementary, high school, and/or higher education for transformation -Innovative literacy practices with Adult learners in settings -Learning outside of the classroom for social change -Innovative literacy practices for teaching and learning with diverse learners
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before February 19, 2022, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by March 5, 2022 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by May 4, 2022, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at https://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.
Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Using Innovative Literacies to Develop Leadership and Agency: Inspiring Transformation and Hope. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.
All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.
This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit https://www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2022.
February 19, 2022: Proposal Submission Deadline
March 5, 2022: Notification of Acceptance
May 4, 2022: Full Chapter Submission
June 17, 2022: Review Results Returned
July 29, 2022: Final Acceptance Notification
August 12, 2022: Final Chapter Submission
Limor Pinhasi-Vittorio, Lehman College, CUNY
Elite Ben-Yosef, The BYEZ Foundation
Education; Social Sciences and Humanities