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 Call for Papers - Special Issue 2023

Comparative and International Education in Turbulent Times


CICE announces its call for papers for a special issue on the role of comparative education in turbulent times. In recent years, the world has faced unforeseen and complex challenges on a wide array of fronts, giving rise to questions about the world as we know it, and what our futures will look like. The climate crisis has spurred a strong movement of social activists, many of them young students, who demand immediate action to mitigate risks and create a sustainable future. Illiberal, authoritarian, and extremist political movements suppress human rights such as freedom of speech and democratic values, undermining the wide societal consensus achieved after World War II. Ongoing military and political conflict threaten the lives of millions, forcing them to migrate to survive, and condemning many to live in extreme vulnerability. The COVID-induced crisis exposed global inequities and unmasked the failures of global powers to coordinate an equitable response to the crisis, while large corporations enlarged their profits at the expense of the general public. The consequences include not only of ‘learning losses’ but also the deterioration of young people’s mental health, the disruption of traditional learning environments, and the new promise of artificial intelligence for learning, which subverts teachers' working conditions and roles in the classroom. This list is far from exhaustive, but points to the new realities faced globally. In these turbulent times, a central question arises: what is the role of comparative education in sense-making and addressing these multiple and interconnected challenges?


As a journal, CICE has been at the forefront of debates and trends in Comparative and International Education since its first edition in 1998. CICE has published cutting-edge research, ranging from the role of NGOs in education, the rise of standardized assessments, innovative research methods, and how social movements shape education, among many other critical themes. Hence, in the midst of changing times, this CICE Special Issue raises a number of questions to think about and re-think the role of comparative and international education and its contributions to our present and uncertain future: What have we learned from and what comes ‘after’ the pandemic? How are the ongoing and growing migration crises due to armed conflict or climate disasters impacting students, schools, and society? How are societies responding to climate change and what impact does it have on education? What new forms of teaching and learning are advanced by technological disruptions? In what ways is public education being transformed by privatization and corporate involvement in education? How can decolonial perspectives and indigenous ways of knowing inform these changing times? 


To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the CICE Special Issue invites authors to reflect on the past, present, and future of the field of Comparative and International Education. CICE welcomes submissions on education in emergencies or conflict contexts; decoloniality and post-colonial approaches; the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on schooling; sustainability and climate change education; new trends in educational privatization and the role of corporations and the rise of illiberalism.


CICE invites the submission of academic papers, article responses, and book reviews in English, Portuguese and Spanish. 


Deadline: February 3rd, 2023


Please read the submission guidelines and submit your manuscript at


If you have any questions, please contact us at

 Manuscript Types

  • Standard Manuscript: 5,000-7,000-word manuscript. Research articles are new previously unpublished scholarly research.
  • Article Response Submissions: responses must be 2000-3000 words in length (5-6 pages double spaced), in APA format. While the editorial board will consider academic responses to relevant articles published within peer-reviewed journals from 2019 to present, authors are strongly suggested to respond to past CICE articles from any year. 
  • Book reviews and/or essays on any subject in the field of comparative and international education or in other related disciplines, including, sociology, economics, philosophy, history, anthropology, and political science.
    • Reviews & essays must be 1000-1500 words in length (3-4 pages double spaced), in APA format. CICE will only accept book reviews from texts published from 2020 to present, with preference for books published within the past 6-8 months.  

The word count is inclusive of the body of the article, including any tables and charts until the beginning of the references. The word count DOES NOT include the Title, Abstract, or References. All reviews must be in Word format (".doc", ".rtf", or ".txt" files) and uncompressed (i.e. not ".zip", ".bin", etc.).



The format of citations, references, and other details should be prepared in accordance with the latest version of Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) available from APA, 750 1st St., NE, Washington, DC 20002 USA.

All references in the reference section must be formatted in accordance with APA reference guidelines. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of your submission. 


Tables and Figures

All tables and figures must be submitted in publication quality. Tables and figures should

be prepared on separate sheets at the end of the running text. Indicate in the text where they are to be inserted. Number and type captions for tables and figures at the top of each element.

NOTE: CICE uses a blind review process; please remove any and all author-identifying information from all pages. Failure to do so may result in the immediate rejection of your submission.

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