TRE Special Issue: Race and Rurality in Schools and Communities


The editors of The Rural Educator, in collaboration with the editors of the Journal of Research in Rural Education and Australian and International Journal of Rural Education recently released a statement regarding our renewed commitment to promote scholarship that addresses the intersection of race and rurality. We believe these words should be followed by action. To that end, we are issuing a call for a special Winter 2022 issue of The Rural Educator focused on research and practice that interrogates how racism operates and is challenged in rural schools and communities. We envision this special issue as a foundation from which we will continue to grow our efforts at recruiting and publishing more diverse scholarship and promising practices in rural education. 

For the Winter 2022 issue, we are particularly interested in scholarship that addresses race and rurality broadly and from diverse perspectives, including a focus on learners, educators, leaders, community issues, resources, and equity policies, across the P-20 spectrum and both school and out-of-school education settings. Research manuscripts should, in some way, interrogate the intersection of race and rurality in rural education settings. We are also interested in publishing brief Promising Practices manuscripts (5-10 pages in length) that focus on instructional efforts aimed at creating more inclusive and equitable learning and work environments in schools and postsecondary institutions. The Promising Practices manuscripts should showcase both the work with which you are engaged and how that work affects learners and educators. 

Special Issue Timeline:

Deadline for Submissions: April 15, 2021

Publication decisions and feedback to authors: July 15, 2021

Publication: Winter 2022

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