[Art_Beyond_Sight_Educators] New Call from IAP - Equity-oriented Positive Youth Development

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Fri Dec 30 16:12:59 UTC 2022

Call for Papers
Equity-oriented Positive 
Youth Development

Edited by
 Daniela Kruel DiGiacomo, University of Kentucky
and Erica Van Steenis, Search Institute

A volume in Adolescence and Education 
Series Editors Daniela Kruel DiGiacomo, University of Kentucky
and Erica Van Steenis, Search Institute
We are looking for high quality original chapters between 5000 and 7000
words for publication in an Information Age Press book series called
Adolescence and Education. This edited volume of the Information Age
Publishing Adolescence and Education volume will examine the central
inquiry: How do we conceptualize and approach equity-oriented positive youth
development today – in theory and in practice? By positive youth development
(PYD) we mean the prosocial approach that intentionally recognizes and
leverages youth’s assets to organize programs, services, and supports to
maximize their development. PYD can occur in afterschool programs, community
organizations, families, peer relationships, and/or within interventions in
schools. Recognizing that positive youth development is a both approach and
a set of outcomes (Redd et al., 2020), this volume systematically explores
how youth serving organizations, programs, and interventions infuse equity
into their approach to and design for youth participation. This volume joins
other research on PYD programs across the nation that have “[enhanced] their
ability to better engage diverse communities with equity and inclusion at
the fore” (Fields, 2020, p. 171). 
Of note, as editors we recognize the seemingly ubiquitous use of the term
equity in education research and practice today — and we are mindful that
its varied conceptualization and use is in part constitutive of its lack of
systemization in practice. In other words, while there is documented risk in
the overuse of the term equity as simply a buzzword or catchall (e.g.,
Baldridge et al., in press), there is still the imperative to concretize and
operationalize it into the everyday– both to improve today and for a much
more equitable tomorrow. In this way, we welcome and especially invite a
re-imagining and speculative orientation towards what is understood as
equity-oriented positive youth development, in the spirit of what Gutiérrez
et al. (2017) has called the need to “replace representation with
imagination” in our educational research pursuits.  We therefore seek
manuscripts focused on making visible the tenets of high-quality youth
programs that help us to think about how to conceptualize and design for
equity and access as related to meaningful, robust, and consequential youth
participation and outcomes. In line with these core commitments, chapters
should also aim to include recommendations for future research, policy, and
practice. This text is slated for publication in Spring 2024. 
• Community based approaches to youth work practice 
• Digital media and learning
• Civic engagement and civic literacy in adolescence
• Institution —> Practice partnerships in youth work settings, including but
not limited to University-Community partnerships, 
Research-district partnerships, etc. 
• Evidence-based and speculative design of non-formal learning settings such
as out-of-school library, museum, arts, 
or youth organizing settings
Proposals should be made on one single-spaced page, and consist of your name
and affiliation, email address, a tentative title, and an abstract (200-250
words). Please include an additional page with a brief biography (75-150
words). All proposals should be sent as a single Word file to Dr. Daniela
DiGiacomo (daniela.digiacomo at uky.edu) and Dr. Erica Van Steenis
(ericavs at searchinstitute.org) by February 15, 2023.
Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by March 1, 2023, about the
status of their submission and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters,
ranging from 5,000 to 7,000 words in Times New Roman 12, double spaced text,
inclusive of title, abstract, manuscript, and references, should be
submitted as a Microsoft Word email attachment by August 7, 2023.
Manuscripts should conform to 7th edition APA style conventions. See Author
Guidelines at http://www.infoagepub.com/guidelines.html. Graphics and images
may be included.
Chapters should draw from the author/s own research and include case studies
and reflective questions for readers to engage in and think actively about
concepts and processes. Central themes should be explained in text boxes to
engage the reader in the arguments presented. The end of the chapter should
provide a summary of key reflections and insights on the research
methodology, and recommendations for further reading may provide a wide
range of current sources for further exploration and encourage readers to
expand their knowledge. Note because of our commitment to publish this book
by Spring 2024, we ask you to meet these deadlines. We will not be able to
include manuscripts that do not meet the deadlines.

• Abstract Submissions: February 15, 2023
• Notification of invite to submit chapter: March 1, 2023
• Submission of book chapter: August 7, 2023
• Reviews of book chapter manuscripts sent to author(s): October 4, 2023
• Receipt by editors of final draft of book chapters: December 10, 2023
• Final book submitted to publisher: January 2024
• Anticipated publication: Spring 2024

Send all inquiries to Daniela DiGiacomo (daniela.digiacomo at uky.edu) and
Erica Van Steenis (ericavs at searchinstitute.org)

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