Call For Papers

Call For Papers

 Call for Papers - Special Issue 2022

Teaching and Learning during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Challenges and Opportunities amidst educational inequalities  

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a pandemic, and different countries adopted measures to stop the spread of the virus. Some of the educational strategies directly affected school system structures and highlighted various inequalities in schooling provision across the globe. The pandemic has impacted students, teachers, and families in different ways. From experiencing the illness or the illness of a loved one, feeling anxiety or fear, to abrupt school shutdowns, food insecurity, school communities felt dire consequences in the new context marked by COVID-19.

Unexpected times called for creative problem-solving: educators, caregivers, and policymakers started developing solutions to tackle the inequalities faced by students, schools, teachers, and families and alleviate the hurdles associated with the pandemic. The emergency introduced further educational challenges, such as the abrupt movement of school practices to virtual platforms and unequal access to Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) for learning purposes.

For the 2022 Special Issue, CICE welcomes submissions on the challenges and opportunities faced by the school community during the COVID-19 and amidst educational inequalities. This call for papers is an opportunity to assess how the pandemic is affecting schooling and how different individuals, governments, and organizations are responding to the crisis.


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

Submission Deadline: Mar 13, 2022

Please read the submission guidelines and submit your manuscript

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 Research articles are new previously unpublished scholarly research.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 2019 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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