Call for Chapters: Designing Culturally Competent Programming for PK-20 Classrooms


Dr. Katherine Sprott, Lamar University
Dr. Johnny O'Connor, Lamar University
Dr. Clementine Msengi

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: October 1, 2019
Full Chapters Due: October 25, 2019
Submission Date: February 2, 2020


For decades, scholars in the field of education have underscored cultural competence (Gay, 2010; Howard, 2006) that reverses the underachievement of diverse populations while transforming the educational setting. Research indicates that culturally competent educators acknowledges and builds on cultural diversity (Gay 2002; Institute for Educational Leadership, 2010). In order to promote effective learning, individuals must feel fully appreciated within their own unique identities (i.e. ethnicities, language differences, socioeconomic status, gender, religions). Culturally competent educators employ practices that identify students themselves as resources and honor assets possessed within the context of the school community. This publication will explore best practices and considerations for building culturally competent comprehensive programming and serve as a courier for stakeholders fostering inclusive and forward thinking opportunities in PK‑20 settings.


This publication will serve as a practical guide for administrators, teachers and other relevant stakeholders, to building culturally
competent programming in PK ‑ 20 settings. As the conversation of what cultural competence is, and how it looks, continues to evolve, it will continue to be necessary to gain a variety of perspectives and insight in terms of best practices related to this phenomena.

Target Audience

Special Education Directors
General Education Teachers
Special Education Teachers
Comprehensive Center
Equity Assistance Centers
Special Education Coordinators
Supplemental Reading for Colleges that offer Education Training Programs Across the Country
Board Members
Policy Makers
School Practitioners

Recommended Topics

Cultural Competence in Elementary Schools
Cultural Competence in Middle Schools
Cultural Competence in High Schools
Ethical Considerations in Addressing Cultural Competence in Schools
Considerations for Cultural Competence in Schools
Models of Implementing Cultural Competence in PK ‑ 14 settings
Curriculum Integration and the Culturally Competent Instructor
The Culturally Competent Classroom
Theories of Culturally Competent Learning
The Role of Community in Developing Cultural Competence
Organizational Development and Cultural Competence
Culturally Competent Practices
Cultural Competence and Academic Achievement
Cultural Competence and Leadership
Culturally Competence Teaching Strategies

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before October 1, 2019, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by October 15, 2019 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by October 25, 2019, unless otherwise approved by the author, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Designing Culturally Competent Programming for PK-20 Classrooms. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2021.

Important Dates

October 1, 2019: Last Call for Proposals
October 25, 2019: Full Chapter Submission
January 5, 2020: Review Results Returned
January 19, 2020: Final Acceptance Notification
February 2, 2020: Final Chapter Submission

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