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Call for Papers

Proposed book: Race, Religion, Culture and Education in the Caribbean

Call for chapter proposals – Proposed book: Race, Religion, Culture and Education in the Caribbean

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit proposals for chapters in a forthcoming book entitledRace, Religion, Culture and Education in the Caribbean.

The proposed book will focus on the relationship between race, religion, culture and education in the Anglophone Caribbean. It will investigate the crossroads between ethnic diversity (anthropology) and teaching and learning in the region. The edited volume will seek to address the following questions: How, why and where do various ethnic groups learn, perform and behave differently? How is schooling organized in various ethnic-based educational institutions? How are dissimilar cultures transmitted covertly and overtly in schools? What insights can anthropology give into practical problems encountered in teaching and learning? The book will also explore several educational and anthropological theories that provide lenses for understanding the intersection between sociology, cultural studies and education.

Target audience:Academic instructors, administrators, advisors, counsellors, and policy and programme specialists in high schools, colleges and universities in the multi-ethnic Caribbean.

Abstract submission guidelines:

Abstracts must not be more than 250 words in English, and must be formatted as follows:

1. TITLE OF PAPER: Use bold type. Do not use abbreviations.

2. AUTHOR/S: Begin on a new line two spaces below the title. Include only the highest academic qualification achieved in/and the subject area.

3. INSTITUTION: Begin on a new line immediately below Author/s.

4. CONTACT: Include email and postal addresses and phone number in the next line.

5. TEXT: Begin text on a new line, two line-spaces below, and arrange under the following headings: (i). Objective: State the main objective/research question/hypothesis of the study.

(ii). Design & Methods: Briefly describe how the study was conducted by indicating sampling, sample size, procedures, measurements, etc. (iii). Results: State the outcome of the research or the findings of the data analysis. (iv). Conclusion: Limit to only those points directly supported by the results. Be as clear and specific as possible about the “take home” messages.

Abstract deadline:Sunday, November 29, 2015

Abstract acceptance notification:Sunday December 27, 2015

Chapter (≤ 5000 words in APA style) submission deadline:
Sunday April 24, 2016

Tentative book publication deadline:
August 31, 2016

Editor:Dr. Kumar Mahabir, Ph.D.Anthropology, University of Florida,

Assistant Professor, Centre for Education Programmes,
University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT), Caribbean.

Contact:dmahabir@gmail.com, kumar.mahabir@utt.edu.tt
Tel: (868) 674-6008 Tel/fax: (868) 675-7707 Mobile (868) 756-4961