Call for Chapters: Successful Pathways for the Well-Being of Black Students


Fumane Khanare, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Brenda Marina, Myntrmi International, LLC, United States

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: August 25, 2022
Full Chapters Due: November 17, 2022


A grassroot understanding of well-being can be an effective approach to meet needs of children in low-resource settings. Evidence on how to sustain such approaches is needed. This book addresses a long-standing need for a book that focuses more on strength over weakness, inclusion over exclusion, health over neurosis, agency over passiveness, and future over the past, of Black students’ well-being. While much of the existing research on children’s well-being is dominated the western perspectives, this book uses a holistic approach, appreciating the African inquiry towards the well-being of Black students. Bringing together researchers and practitioners, this unique book provides research-based recommendations from the African grassroots on “what works” to improve and support the holistic well-being Black students. This unique contribution provides the reader with opportunities to a) foreground the African perspectives to depict the successful pathways of well-being among Black students, and b) envision the African perspectives as a basis for enhancing social, emotional, physical, and societal well-being.


A major objective of this book is to articulate a vision for the kind of educational environments where Black students can thrive. Insight gained from contributors to this edited volume will call attention to social, emotional, physical, and societal well-being by contributors of African ascent and others who are living and working within a supposedly post-Apartheid era; knowledge gained from this text will also offer effective strategies for the well-being of Black students regardless of their locale. By sharing their visions of success, lessons learned, and cautionary tales, educational leaders who contribute to this volume will illuminate steps forward in the incorporation of a holistic approach to well-being. It is our ultimate goal that this text will further discussions regarding how educational systems can be more proactive in supporting and creating educational environments that are conducive to success and thriving for Black students.

Target Audience

The target audience of this book are those who are interested in a holistic approach to well-being for Black students and the cultures of the Black students and how others perceive their educational experience based on their cultures and experiences. Professionals and researchers that are interested in various areas of Black studies, multicultural education, diversity and ethics, and international studies, as well as equal opportunity specialists and diversity trainers will find this book useful when considering strategies for managing diversity. Moreover, this book will be of particular interest to educational researchers and narrative inquirers that are pursuing in-depth knowledge and understandings of the hidden cultural dynamics for Black students of diverse backgrounds.

Recommended Topics

• Emotional Well-Being (stress-management, self-love, emotions) • Physical Well-Being (improving the body, healthy living habits) • Social Well-Being (communication, meaningful relationships, support) • Workplace Well-Being (pursuing interests, values, and life purpose) • Societal Well-Being (participation in community, culture, and environment)

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before August 25, 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 September 8, 2022 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by November 17, 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, Successful Pathways for the Well-Being of Black Students. 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

August 25, 2022: Proposal Submission Deadline
September 8, 2022: Notification of Acceptance
November 17, 2022: Full Chapter Submission
January 22, 2023: Review Results Returned
March 5, 2023: Final Acceptance Notification
March 19, 2023: Final Chapter Submission


Fumane Khanare
University of Johannesburg

Brenda Marina
Myntrmi International, LLC


Education; Government and Law; Social Sciences and Humanities
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