Call for Papers for Special Issue on Educational Pathways of Indigenous Learners
The International Indigenous Policy Journal (IIPJ) is seeking research and policy submissions that explore how to promote and support successful transitions along the educational pathways of Indigenous learners. Themes include (but are not limited to):
- Indigenizing education – teacher training, curriculum, parent, and community engagement.
- Connecting Indigenous learners to their futures – mentorship and role models, higher education, local economic development, community well-being.
- Structuring supports for success – institutional planning and multiyear action plans, bridging and transition programs, measurement and evaluation.
- Life course perspectives on educational pathways.
- Defining and measuring educational success.
- Creating and nurturing partnerships in education between various stakeholders (e.g., K-12 schools, post-secondary institutions, communities, employers and businesses, government).
Submissions may focus on a single Indigenous community, group, or population. Comparative and international analyses are welcomed. Research submissions will have a systematic methodology (quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods, or historical). Policy submissions should have an analysis or evaluation of a program or policy that draws upon literature and other sources. All submissions must have a policy-focus with policy implications or lessons that have relevance for Indigenous populations around the world.
Deadline for Submissions is May 15, 2013
Call for Papers for Special Issue on the Governance of Indigenous Information
When managed properly, data is a most valuable asset. Sound information governance encompasses decision-making regarding data quality, information management and policies, and risk management. It establishes accountability and stewardship. Within an Indigenous context, governance of information is also seen as an important dimension of self-determination. The involvement of Indigenous people and communities in all aspects of information governance, including data ownership, is having a significant impact on the Indigenous data and research landscape and relationships between actors (state governments, Indigenous peoples and communities, and academia). Quality evidence–based policymaking requires access to quality data.
The International Indigenous Policy Journal invites research and policy submissions that explore and discuss the opportunities, challenges, and complexities for the governance of Indigenous information. The goal is to contribute to a better understanding of what directions can be taken in the future that would be respectful to all interested parties. Suggested topics or themes include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Indigenous data governance frameworks, principles, and toolkits
- Data ownership and data stewardship
- Structures for collaborative data governance agreements
- Practical applications of the principles of Ownership, Control, Access, and Possession (OCAP™) in the collection, management, and sharing of information
- Innovative data sharing approaches (open data)
- Enabling processes for the governance of information and lessons learned
- Innovative models for the governance of information
- Engagement and relationship building for stakeholders
Submissions that focus on national and/or community-led initiatives, lessons learned, success stories, strategies and frameworks related to Indigenous data governance and information resources are of particular interest. Submissions with practical applications that include partnerships with Indigenous peoples within an international and/or comparative context are also encouraged. All submissions must have a policy-focus that is relevant to Indigenous populations globally.
Submissions will be subject to a blind peer review process. There will also be a review panel for submissions deemed not applicable to a refereed system to determine if they have superior policy relevance and could be published as non-peer reviewed.
Deadline for Submissions is October 4, 2013