Call for Chapters: STEM Education Approaches and Challenges in the MENA Region


Fatimah Alhashem, Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait
Heather Pacheco-Guffrey, Bridgewater State University, United States
Jacquelynne Boivin, Bridgewater State University, United States

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: October 8, 2022
Full Chapters Due: February 5, 2023
Submission Date: February 5, 2023


About: In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, recent long-term policy plans emphasize the ever-increasing need to transition to 21st-century skills and achieve sustainable development goals via preparing highly qualified nationals with credentials in STEM fields relevant to the current and future needs of the labor market. Yet, despite multiple educational reforms and substantial resources, national and international indicators of student performance still demonstrate insignificant improvement in MENA students’ achievement in STEM subjects.


Objective: The objective of this book is to contribute to the body of the existing STEM literature by exploring factors that influence student participation in STEM in the MENA countries. The intention is to also identify the gaps in STEM education research in MENA countries. This book presents the current practices and challenges in STEM education research in MENA countries.

Target Audience

Researchers in STEM and STEAM Education fields, Ministries of Education, UNESCO, educators

Recommended Topics

There will be one chapter per country and authors with promising proposals may be asked to collaborate with other authors writing about the same country to create single country-based chapters. Authors are welcomed to submit proposal that discusses the following: • Current innovations in STEM education in a specific MENA country. • Description STEM initiatives that integrate two or more STEM domains (e.g. science and technology; engineering, math and science etc…) • share challenges STEM education faces in this specific country • The development of STEM education in this country • Expansion from STEM to STEAM • Gender equality among Males / females in STEM education • Education systems, teachers, school administrations in relation to STEM education

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before October 8, 2022, 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 22, 2022 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by February 5, 2023, 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, STEM Education Approaches and Challenges in the MENA Region. 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 2023.

Important Dates

October 8, 2022: Proposal Submission Deadline
October 22, 2022: Notification of Acceptance
February 5, 2023: Full Chapter Submission
April 5, 2023: Review Results Returned
May 17, 2023: Final Acceptance Notification
May 31, 2023: Final Chapter Submission


Fatimah Alhashem Gulf University for Science and Technology Heather Pacheco-Guffrey Bridgewater State University Jacquelynne Boivin Bridgewater State University


Education; Social Sciences and Humanities; Science and Engineering
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