Call for Papers -- Special Issue: Reimagining Literacy: Being Literate in the Pandemic Era

2020-08-05

Deadline: September 15, 2020

Children today must navigate an ever-expanding array of mobile electronic devices and digital technologies that require literacy skills of a different order than in past eras. School systems and educators everywhere are racing to keep up with the rapid pace of technological change and to respond to these changing learning needs which disrupt existing pedagogical practices. Literacy now, for children and society, involves a complex intersection of online and offline practices, and a requirement to adapt quickly to fluid and constantly emerging practices and technologies, as well as changing relationships with literacy and texts. These are currently amplified due to the current COVID-19 measures in place in many locations. This special issue examines how best to support children to develop the literacy skills they will need to fully participate in society and the world and considers the various impacts of unforeseen conditions of teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deadline for Full Draft Submissions: September 15, 2020

Submissions should be sent to: lljourn@ualberta.ca with “Reimagining Literacy” in the subject line. 

Full papers should be between 6000-8000 words, including endnotes. Final acceptance is conditional upon peer-review assessments.

Please check here for Author Guidelines.