Full STEAM Ahead! in Deaf Education

A special issue of Education Sciences (ISSN 2227-7102). This special issue belongs to the section "STEM Education".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 7 December 2024 | Viewed by 322

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Faculty of Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2, Canada
Interests: mathematics education; curriculum studies; ecological; (em)bodied and culturally responsive forms of teaching; learning and research
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Department of Education, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC 27412, USA
Interests: deaf education; mathematics education; instruction and learning; American sign language; early childhood mediation

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National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 14623, USA
Interests: multilingual and multimodal deaf education; mathematics education; STEM instruction and learning

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A SECOND SPECIAL ISSUE (SI) ANNOUNCEMENT!

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming Special Issue (SI)—“Full STEAM Ahead! in Deaf Education” which will be published in Education Sciences and feature educational topics within STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics).

The SI will expand upon the 2021 Special Issue “Critical Topics in Mathematics Education: Research to Practice with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Learners” published in the American Annals of the Deaf. In the first SI, Pagliaro and Thom as co-editors along with 11 authors focused on mathematics instruction concepts, pedagogy, and challenges for PK-college. The SI was much-needed, well-received, and the first mathematics education SI in the 175-year history of the journal.

Now two years later, Drs. Pagliaro and Thom are keen to collaborate with Dr. Chris Kurz of RIT and co-edit a second SI. This SI in Education Sciences will present new research, scholarship, and pedagogy that promotes and informs STEAM learning within deaf and general education.

The STEAM SI will feature a range of topics that showcase STEAM as an integrated whole as well as the important roles that science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics can play in promoting education for learners.

Deaf perspectives as well as untapped opportunities for D/deaf and hard of hearing learners to excel within the STEAM areas will be emphasized. We welcome diverse contributing authors, especially DHH and BIPOC scholars, both established and emerging, from around the world, generating international authorship of and readership for researchers, educators, postsecondary students, classroom teachers, and the public. Articles will offer current and comprehensive reviews of the literature relevant to one or more of these areas of study. Critical perspectives from deaf education and STEAM education will be emphasized as they relate to the following: educational philosophies and theories; curriculum studies; learning and teaching; pedagogies; teacher education; as well as testing and evaluation. As such, authors will establish relevant connections across fields and areas; identify gaps in understanding of how DHH students learn STEAM-related skills and knowledge; generate topics for future research and/or practice; and present conceptual and/or empirical evidence to explicate key implications and considerations for teachers, educators, and researchers.

We encourage you to submit your extended abstract (see also below) and welcome any questions you might have.

Extended Abstract Submission Information

We invite interested authors to submit a one-page extended abstract (maximum 500 words, single-spaced). The contents should: 

  • reflect robust perspectives and understandings concerning the proposed topic;
  • highlight the centrality of critical perspectives as they relate to deaf education within STEAM education;
  • be supported by evidence, including but not limited to, theoretical and empirical data, previous studies/literature, and appropriate study design.

The editorial panel (co-editors) for this forthcoming Special Issue (SI) will review the one-page abstract submissions and extend invitations to a select group for complete draft manuscripts. In addition to a high quality of content, invitations will aim to ensure diversity in contributions across authors, geographic locations, STEAM content, methodologies, as well as learning levels and contexts.

Upon submission, complete draft manuscripts will go through both internal (by co-editors) and blind external reviews. Decisions on acceptances, revisions, and rejections will be made on the basis of those reviews.

In order to ensure a timely publication, a strict timeline (see below) will be followed.

Anticipated Timeline

Dates Action items 
31 March 2024 Extended abstracts submission deadline.
1 May 2024 Abstract decisions: rejection or invitation. Invitation to submit a full draft manuscript.
15 September 2024 First version of full manuscripts submitted. 
22 October 2024 Review of draft manuscripts by the SI editorial team. Communication to authors regarding feedback for further refinement of their manuscripts and recommendations for developing their work as either a: shorter communication paper, longer research paper, or review article.
7 December 2024  Submission of full manuscript for review.
Rolling  Formal reviews undertaken, following the model of previous SIs in Education Sciences.
  Reviews and decisions communicated to authors.
  Deadline for submission of final versions of manuscripts for final publication.
  Formal reviews undertaken by the SI editorial team for those manuscripts that required major revisions. For manuscripts deemed ready for publication, the process of preparing them for the page setter begins.
  Authors complete the revisions necessary for those manuscripts that require additional revisions.
  Final decisions on acceptance or rejection communicated. Manuscripts requiring further major revisions will be rejected (or perhaps passed along to the current Education Sciences editor, if there is interest in further stewarding the work).
7 July 2025 Commentaries (introduction and closing remarks) completed—written by the SI editorial team.
7 August 2025 Complete manuscript (maximum pages TBD), copyedited and formatted for page-setting, delivered to the Education Sciences production team.

Extended abstracts (500 words; single spaced) for research articles, review articles, and short communications are invited. Extended abstracts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click Here to go to the submission form. Extended abstracts can be submitted until the deadline 31 March 2024. Accepted extended abstracts will be followed with instructions and other relevant information for submission of draft manuscripts. Draft manuscripts will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the Special Issue website.

Submitted extended abstracts and/or draft manuscripts should not have been published previously or reflect previously published analyses, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All extended abstracts will be reviewed and evaluated by the SI co-editors for appropriateness to the goals of the SI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting an extended abstract. Submitted abstracts should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service.

Education Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Dr. Jennifer S. Thom
Dr. Claudia M. Pagliaro
Prof. Dr. Christopher A. N. Kurz
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Education Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • STEM
  • STEAM
  • science
  • mathematics
  • engineering
  • arts
  • technology
  • education
  • language
  • linguistics
  • D/deaf

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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