Mindful Social Studies: Cultivating Social and Emotional Development for 21st Century Citizenship
Call for Chapter Proposals
Edited by Natalie Keefer, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Mindfulness in Education Interdisciplinary Series, Lexington Books
Series Editors: Karen Ragoonaden and Sabre Cherkowski
Mindful Social Studies situates the field of social studies education as uniquely poised to integrate anti-racist, equity, and asset-based pedagogies with contemplative, mindfulness-based strategies to promote the knowledge, skills, and dispositions students need to be effective citizens. Students' social and emotional learning (SEL) hinges on their experience engaging in authentic learning that strengthens cognitive skills, including critical thinking, self-awareness, reflection, compassion, empathy, and perspective-taking. For this book we are soliciting K-12 practitioner-style and/or research-based chapter proposals that explore social justice-orientated contemplative pedagogies, as well as mindfulness-based methods and strategies for teaching history, civics, economics, geography, and the social and behavioral sciences. Topics include, but are not limited to:
Chapter Proposal Due Date
Interested authors should submit a 500-word abstract and working bibliography of their proposed chapter by June 11th, 2021 to Dr. Natalie Keefer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries about submitting a proposal are welcome before the proposal due date.
Potential authors will be provided with feedback and notified of chapter acceptance by July 16th, 2021.
Chapters will be approximately 20-25 pages, including references. Authors are expected to follow APA 7th edition format, including 12-point, Times New Roman font, double-spaced, with 1-inch margins. Authors may choose to judiciously incorporate Figures/Images/Tables, with a limit of 2 per chapter. These should be included at the end of your chapter.
All completed chapters will go through a double-blind peer-review process, wherein all contributing authors will be expected to review at least one chapter scheduled to be included in this volume. If the reviewers and/or editor find that the chapter is not consistent with the highest standards of academic scholarship, the editor reserves the right to remove the chapter from the completed book submission.
June 25, 2021 - Chapter proposals due to editor, email@example.com
July 16, 2021 - Notification of acceptance sent to prospective authors
December 27, 2021 - Chapters due to editor
January 3-31, 2022 - Double-blind peer review of chapters
February 1-28, 2022 - Edit chapters and submit revisions to editor
March 1-31, 2022 - Editorial review of chapter revisions
April 1-15, 2022 - Final revisions completed and submitted to editor
May 1, 2022 - Book submitted to the publisher