Call for Chapters: Interconnectivity Between Leadership and Adult Learning: Challenges and Prospects for Schools and Educational Organizations


Manos Pavlakis, Frederick University, Greece
Antonios Kafa, Frederick University, Cyprus
Nikleia Eteokleous, Frederick University, Cyprus

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: November 27, 2022
Full Chapters Due: March 5, 2023


Lifelong learning for adults is an increasingly important educational specialization in the 21st century. The massive economic, political, social and psychological changes that are transforming the nature and structure of virtually all institutions in society have rendered obsolete the notion that people can be adequately educated, once and for all, in their youth. In addition, the challenges faced by adults today call for changes in our social, economic, and political systems. At the same time, educational leadership (including school leadership) is widely recognized as one of the most important factors in students’ academic achievement. Specifically, nowadays demands for the essential qualities of effective school leadership are more important, than ever before, since the role of the leader is a key component in implementing policies, and innovations, promoting change, as well as improving the teaching and learning processes within educational organizations. Also, the pandemic crisis affected education systems around the globe and changed the traditional teaching and learning process in school organizations. With that being said, during these times of uncertainty, we have to acknowledge the important role of educational leaders and highlight the salient aspect of leading, coordinating, and facilitating as a whole during any crisis in times of uncertainty In general, adult Learning and Leadership emphasize transformative learning and development for adult and organizational change in many different settings with a focus on schools, educational organizations, non-profit or government institutions, and community settings. The main theme of the proposed book is to examine and discuss how facilitators of learning in and outside of classrooms as well as open, virtual, hyflex and blended learning spaces are empowered to exert leadership for reflective, proactive, and transformational learning. In addition, the proposed book examines the relationship of adult learning to organizational, management, and leadership issues, in times of uncertainty and transformation. The framework prepares individuals as leaders, managers, and facilitators of learning in relation to lifelong learning, continuing education, and learning from experience at work.


Α plethora of books about Adult Learning and Educational Leadership are available, hgowever it seems that the correlation of these two terms (adult education and educational leadership/school administration) has not been getting the attention it deserves and analyzed in depth, considering also the challenges and affordances provided by the new and emergent digital trends and tools. Leaders/principals and teachers/trainers often during the two-year pandemic found themselves in quite related roles and the need of a new pedagogical leadership is apparent.

Target Audience

The target audience of the proposed book includes people who lead, manage, design, deliver, or evaluate learning initiatives. They can be scholars, researchers, evaluators, executives, teachers of any level, school principals, instructional designers, educational technology professionals, and learning and development professionals. They work in a wide range of settings: schools, second-chance adult basic education, health care organizations, not-for-profits, government agencies, learning communities, HR departments, continuing professional education, and special programs for adults in post-secondary education.

Recommended Topics

- New trends in adult learning - Digitalization & transformation of learning - New and emergent technologies in adult learning and educational leadership - New and alternative learning environments: e-learning, hyflex, open and blended/hybrid learning in adult education and educational leadership. - Inclusion issues in educational contexts - Towards a new workplace pedagogy - Mentoring and (peer)coaching in education - Vocational education and training - Teachers’ training and development - Assessment and evaluation in education - Modern teaching methods and tools - Increasing interaction in educational contexts - Educational leadership and administration - Managing and developing human resources - Decision making - Schools and educational Institutions, as Learning Organizations - Leading educational organizations in times of uncertainty

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before November 27, 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 December 11, 2022 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by March 5, 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, Interconnectivity Between Leadership and Adult Learning: Challenges and Prospects for Schools and Educational Organizations. 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

November 27, 2022: Proposal Submission Deadline
December 11, 2022: Notification of Acceptance
March 5, 2022: Full Chapter Submission
March 20, 2023: Review Results Returned
April 2, 2023: Final Acceptance Notification
April 16, 2023: Final Chapter Submission


Manos Pavlakis
Frederick University

Antonios Kafa
Frederick University

Nikleia Eteokleous
Frederick University


Business and Management; Education; Social Sciences and Humanities
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