Call for papers: Mapping in multicultural research

International Journal of Multicultural Education

July 30, 2023: Manuscript Submission Deadline

Mapping as an approach to pedagogy, research, and methodology has flourished in the past decade, especially in the fields of critical geography, education, and qualitative research. Mapping can be utilized through common pedagogical tools like concept mapping and flow charts to the more complex and theorized approaches of educational journey mapping (Annamma 2016, 2018), counterstory mapping (Dyke et al., 2020), and critical qualitative research (Marx, 2022). The varied approaches to mapping research show that there is no singular application and that there are myriad, creative possibilities.

This special issue of IJME seeks to highlight robust, creative uses of mapping in pedagogy, methodology, and other aspects of research in the field of multicultural education. Applications of mapping as a tool to promote educational equity through visual representations of cultural connections and collectivity are encouraged. Mapping can be used as a pedagogical tool in multicultural settings, as a way of gathering data, and/or as an approach to methodology or data analysis. Ideas for paper submissions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Mapping as a way to showcase cultural strengths and connections within and across historically targeted communities.
  • Applications of mapping that enhance the conceptualization of intersectional cultural identities.
  • Mapping activities as ways to highlight and elevate underrepresented, diverse voices in education.
  • Mapping activities as ways to promote equity and access in educational settings.
  • Mapping activities as reflective self-studies of teachers and/or students in multicultural settings and/or contexts.
  • Mapping as a way to explore connections and interactions between students, teachers, administrators, families, and communities.
  • Approaches to journey mapping, asset mapping, concept mapping, geographical information systems, social network analysis, identity mapping, cartographies, etc., in multicultural contexts.
  • Theoretical and conceptual approaches to mapping in educational research and practice.

Guided by the above description, the International Journal of Multicultural Education (IJME) welcomes scholars to read the guidelines stated below and submit manuscripts that offer research findings based on original studies employing predominantly qualitative methodologies; innovative qualitative methodologies; pedagogical reflections; literature reviews; and theoretical pieces utilizing and/or examining mapping.

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