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The Australian Educational Researcher

The Australian Educational Researcher

A Publication of the Australian Association for Research in Education

Editor-in-Chief: Nicole Mockler

ISSN: 0311-6999 (print version)
ISSN: 2210-5328 (electronic version)

Journal no. 13384

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Special Issue of Australian Educational Researcher

Guest Editors:  

The Australian Educational Researcher is seeking submissions to a Special Issue to be led by Indigenous colleagues. While we do not intend to exclude non-Indigenous authors, we would like to emphasise that we are seeking articles that are led by Indigenous colleagues. The decision to use the term Indigenous is to ensure that it is inclusive of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Maori and Pacifika colleagues.
In the context of human rights calls for constitutional reform to advance reconciliation and to protect the rights of all we consider this issue to be timely. Additionally, given current educational debates on curriculum and assessment change, this issue aims to provide an opportunity for authors to focus on Indigenous research and related issues in different educational contexts and at different levels of the system.
High quality original submissions on any aspect of Indigenous education and research related to practices, policies, methodologies and theoretical approaches are invited. In particular, we are interested in the challenges that have been identified and addressed such as how Indigenous approaches to learning, to teaching or to research can be developed and maintained.

Possible topic areas include (but are not limited to): 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies: Knowledges
Teaching and Learning
[Interrogating] Institutional practices
De-colonising methodologies
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing
Radical practice[s]
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander research
Place and Race
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education policy
Ethical research with Indigenous participants in schools
Challenges of applying Indigenous methodologies in highly institutionalised contexts
Please send proposals, of between 300 – 500 words to Tracey Bunda at the following email address: Tracey.Bunda@usq.edu.au Informal inquiries can be sent to this address cc Val.Klenowski@qut.edu.au.

Please include the following information to your proposal: 

• Title of article
• Author name(s), affiliation(s) and contact information
• An explanation of the article, highlighting novel features
• An explanation of the contribution the article will make to quality Indigenous research and education either from a practical or theoretical perspective.
Successful authors will be invited to submit full papers for peer review following normal procedures. The following timeline is anticipated:
Proposal to submission deadline: December 2015
Invitation to submit for peer review with support: June 2016
Full paper submission: December 2016
Anticipated publication date: 2017

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    The Australian Educational Researcher is the international, peer reviewed journal published by AARE. The Australian Educational Researcher is published three times a year and is a Thomson (ISI) indexed journal. The aim of AER is to:

    Promote understandings of educational issues through the publication of original research and scholarly essays.

    Inform education policy through the publication of papers utilising a range of research methodologies and addressing issues of theory and practice.

    Provide a research forum for education researchers to debate current problems and issues.

    Provide an international and national perspective on education research through the publication of book reviews, scholarly essays, original quantitative and qualitative research and papers that are methodologically or theoretically innovative.

    AER welcomes contributions from a variety of disciplinary perspectives on any level of education.

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