Call for Chapters: Exploring Social Emotional Learning in Diverse Academic Settings


Regina Rahimi, Georgia Southern University, United States
Delores Liston, Georgia Southern University, United States

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: August 3, 2022
Full Chapters Due: October 16, 2022


This edited volume will seek to highlight works that examine SEL practices in a variety of academic settings. We aim to provide examples of SEL in higher education/postsecondary settings, a variety of P12 academic settings (public; private; rural, urban; charter, etc.), and international contexts. This edited volume will demonstrate the variety of ways educational institutions and educators have used SEL to address the needs of students, providing examples for others to adapt to their own diverse contexts. The outline provided below is intended as examples of the topics that may be included. We plan the text in two parts. Part 1will explore P-12 contexts, while Part 2 will explore SEL in the context of postsecondary education. This edited volume will bring together exemplar models of SEL in diverse practice settings.


With the advent of the recent pandemic, there is a rise in levels of stress and anxiety among teachers and students (Dabrowski, 2020). This edited volume will serve to highlight unique and varied approaches to addressing social-emotional learning and well-being in educational settings. The aim of this text will be to feature a broad perspective on the topic, presenting approaches from a range of educational locations and contexts. This work will have appeal for anyone seeking ways to develop SEL practices within and outside of the field of education, and will serve to offer approaches others can replicate for their own approach to SEL. The theme of this text will support the culmination of research the authors have conducted on this topic and the interest we have in researching and sharing the work of others.

Target Audience

The target audience for this text ranges from school administrators, teachers and counselors to college professors and administrators in higher education. Additionally, this edited volume could be utilized as a textbook in special education, counseling, psychology, and ethics of teaching. Further, this volume would be of interest to instructors of comparative or international education, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Recommended Topics

Part 1: Discourses on SEL in P-12 Settings
rural/urban settings
professional development of preservice and in-service teachers
online classroom settings in P12 schools
addressing issues of diversity and inclusion related to SEL
private/ public school settings
geographical/cultural/international perspectives and practices

Part 2: Discourses on SEL in Post-Secondary Educational Settings
community/technical college approaches
4-year comprehensive and research college approaches
post-secondary approaches to student well-being
online classroom settings
addressing issues of diversity and inclusion related to SEL in postsecondary settings
geographical/cultural/international perspectives and practices

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before August 3, 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 August 17, 2022 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by October 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, Exploring Social Emotional Learning in Diverse Academic Settings. 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 3, 2022: Proposal Submission Deadline
August 17, 2022: Notification of Acceptance
October 16, 2022: Full Chapter Submission
November 29, 2022: Review Results Returned
January 10, 2023: Final Acceptance Notification
January 24, 2023: Final Chapter Submission


Regina Rahimi
Georgia Southern University

Delores Liston
Georgia Southern University


Social Sciences and Humanities; Education
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