Call for Chapters: Disciplinary Literacy as a Support for Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning


Leslie Haas, Xavier University of Louisiana, United States
Jill Tussey, Buena Vista University, United States

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: November 3, 2021
Full Chapters Due: January 16, 2022
Submission Date: January 16, 2022


All students deserve inclusive and engaging learning experiences. Opportunities for student growth, in environments that honor culture and language, are essential in a modern society. Thoughtful disciplinary literacy practices offer embedded opportunities across grade levels and content areas to support inclusive classroom cultures. Therefore, the value of culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogy. supported through literacy experiences, should not be underestimated and should become a priority for K-12 stakeholders.


The objective of this publication is to develop a conceptual framework and pedagogical support for disciplinary literacy practices related to culturally and linguistically responsive teaching and learning. Invited contributions will span a variety of research and practice protocols supporting student success through explored connections between disciplinary literacy and inclusive pedagogical practices.

Target Audience

The target audience for this book consists of all K-12 stakeholders interested in innovative academic supports that honor student culture, language, and academic success across content areas. Stakeholders include, but are not limited to curriculum directors, education faculty, educational researchers, instructional facilitators, literacy professionals, practicing teachers, pre-service teachers, professional development coordinators, school counselors, and teacher preparation programs.

Recommended Topics

• Culturally Relevant Storytelling Promoting Acceptance across Student Populations • Storytelling as a Second Language Acquisition Support through Media Literacy and Digital Media Platforms • Connections between Academic Engagement, Disciplinary Literacy, and Culturally Diverse Students • Conscious Consumerism of Digital Literacy for Teachers and Students • Popular Culture as Mentor Texts for Writing Instruction for Second Language Learners • Second Language Acquisition Supports through Gaming and Social Media Platforms • Culturally Relevant Pedagogy across Content Areas and Grade Levels • Culturally Relevant Literacy to Support Academic Achievement in STEM • Mentor Texts as a Support for Developing Cultural Awareness • Culturally Relevant Digital Literacy to Support Engagement • Linguistically Responsive Literacy Instruction Supporting Motivation • Equity in Education through CRT and LRT • Culturally Relevant Storytelling Across Content Areas as an Avenue to Close the Achievement Gap

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before November 3, 2021, 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 November 17, 2021 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by January 16, 2022, 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, Disciplinary Literacy as a Support for Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

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


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2022.

Important Dates

November 3, 2021: Proposal Submission Deadline
November 17, 2021: Notification of Acceptance
January 16, 2022: Full Chapter Submission
March 1, 2022: Review Results Returned
April 12, 2022: Final Acceptance Notification
April 26, 2022: Final Chapter Submission


Leslie Haas Xavier University of Louisiana Jill Tussey Buena Vista University


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