Special Issue "Respecting the Voices of Individuals from Marginalised Communities in Research"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 June 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Michael Shevlin
Guest Editor
Department of Education and Science, The University of Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2 D02 PN40, Ireland
Interests: special needs education
Prof. Dr. Richard Rose
Guest Editor
Special Education Needs & Inclusion, University of Northampton, Waterside Campus, University Drive, Northampton, NN1 5PH, UK
Interests: inclusive education and children’s rights; special educational provision in the Republic of Ireland

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The inclusion of children and young people in education has been an issue of debate, and has provoked international agreements and national initiatives for the past thirty years. Despite this attention, many communities and individuals remain marginalised within our education systems. Discrimination in terms of disability, gender, religious belief, poverty, refugee status, class and cast remain pervasive, and continues to inhibit progress towards the provision of equitable education.

In recent years there has been a commitment from some researchers to gain insights into the lives of individuals from these marginalised groups through engaging with them respectfully and listening to their voices. Through these voices it is possible to develop a deeper understanding of the factors that either impede or support their access to learning.

This Special Issue will bring together researchers from many countries who have made a commitment to respectful research by working closely with individuals and groups that have experienced marginalisation. By presenting the voices of people from within these communities, a discussion of both the principles of respectful research and the educational experiences of the individuals involved will provide insights into the challenges of creating an inclusive education system.

Prof. Dr. Michael Shevlin
Prof. Dr. Richard Rose
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 papers 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. 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 single-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 1400 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.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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