Special Issue "Inclusive Education and Sustainability"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 January 2021).
Interests: research of inclusive education; pedagogy and practice; inter-professional work; educational transitions; teachers' professional development
Interests: inclusive education pedagogy and practice; teacher education and professional development; cross-sectoral collaboration; school leadership; financing inclusive education
The purpose of the Special Issue on Inclusive Education and Sustainability is to focus on studies that enhance our understanding of the concept of inclusive education. There is a gap in the inclusive literature on conceptualizing the quality of inclusive education. Therefore, we are interested in papers that identify and analyze inclusive or exclusive perceptions, practices, pedagogies, and structures in different contexts and aim to change unequal power relations wherever people meet, work, and study. The perspectives may be taken at different levels of the education system, ranging from the micro level to societal structures as well as inclusive teacher education.
The approach in the articles addressed to the Special Issue may also be multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral, addressing how different disciplines and sectors can be brought together to develop inclusive education systems at the school, local, regional, or national levels.
Sustainable development is embedded in the ethos of inclusive education. Inclusive education resonates positively with widely agreed values of creating sustainable futures by emphasizing the value of each individual, embracing education for all, and promoting sustainable wellbeing in communities. In its broadest sense, inclusive education represents universal values of social justice and incorporates the idea of constantly evolving democracy. Our point of view is that researching inclusive education may support the building of resilient and tolerant communities in our current pluralistic world and enhance equality and equity in educational settings.
We welcome all types of research including quantitative and qualitative approaches, case studies, reviews, and multimethod research.
Dr. Suvi Lakkala
Dr. Edda Óskarsdóttir
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 1900 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.
- inclusive education
- pedagogy and practice
- inclusive teacher competence
- equality and equity in education