History of Education Quarterly Call for papers on the History of Second-language Learning

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Call for Papers
December 31, 2023
United States
Subject Fields: 
Childhood and Education, Cultural History / Studies, Political History / Studies, Race / Ethnic Studies, Social History / Studies

History of Education Quarterly seeks submissions addressing the 50th anniversary of Congress’s Equal Educational Opportunities Act, signed into law in 1974. In mandating that all schools receiving federal funds accommodate students regardless of English language proficiency, the law established important rights for emerging bilingual students and paved the way for future legislation addressing the needs of linguistically minoritized young people.

The HEQ editors invite submissions that explore the history of education for non-native speakers, including but not limited to:  

    • Early policies addressing instruction in languages other than English
    • The intersection of race and language in U.S. schools
    • Activism in defense of the rights of linguistically minoritized students
    • National and international studies of language politics in state-supported schools
    • Contestation over the education of undocumented students
    • Issues of curriculum and instruction as they relate to English language acquisition 

To be included in Volume 64 (2024), submissions must be received no later than December 31, 2023. Papers that do not meet the deadline for Volume 64 will still be given careful consideration for future volumes of History of Education Quarterly.

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Kim Tolley

Managing Editor, History of Education Quarterly

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