Call for papers for a special issue of IJED

Special Issue: Faith-based education and development: Opportunities, challenges, and controversies

International Journal of Educational Development

Guest Editors: Niaz Asadullah ([email protected]) and TJ D’Agostino ([email protected])

Faith-based education has long played a vital role in education systems, particularly in low-and middle income countries, where faith schools have had a persistent and sometimes growing role. Following the
MDGs and SDGs campaigns, there is also increasing collaboration between faith-based organizations and
state authorities and a growing recognition of their potential to contribute to development goals and the
realization of the right to education. In some regions, this has coincided with the rapid growth of faith-based education which has caused controversies, while elsewhere this has created new policy challenges
and questions.

In this special issue, we are seeking scholarly manuscripts for a special issue of IJED that explores the
possible distinctive contributions, roles, and issues related to faith-based schools and educational actors and how they are situated in various policy and social contexts in low- and middle-income countries. The focus is on contemporary issues and social scientific research (i.e. quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods) and can include a range of disciplinary perspectives.

Full Call for Special Issue – Faith-based schools – IJED