Call For Papers

Call For Papers


Call for Papers - Special Issue, 2021

When the Oppressed Rise: Education as a Tool for Decolonization 


The year 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Paulo Freire. One of the most influential educators of all time, Freire's seminal work, "Pedagogy of the Oppressed," continues to shape policy and practice in education worldwide more than five decades after its publication.

The book argues that traditional forms of education have been contributing to the dehumanization of individuals. This dehumanization emerges from an unfair social order that divides people into the "oppressed" and the "oppressors." In Freire's view, because oppressors benefit from the logic of oppression and do not want or know how to operate outside of it, the oppressed are the most prepared agents to lead on the path towards freedom. Through education and the development of critical consciousness, Freire proposes that historically marginalized groups can and will change the world for the better.

This call for papers is an opportunity to pay homage to Freire's legacy and recognize the efforts of many oppressed individuals and communities around the globe that are using education as a means to overcome different forms of oppression and promote the decolonization of knowledge and educational practices.

For the 2021 Special Issue, CICE welcomes submissions related to topics focusing on how historically marginalized individuals and groups in diverse settings use education to make their voices heard.

Submission Deadline: July 4, 2021

Please read CICE's Submission Guidelines and make your submission at
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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 Research articles are new previously unpublished scholarly research.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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