Call for Chapters: Instructional Leadership Efforts and Evidence-Based Practices to Improve Writing Instruction


Jennifer VanSlander, Columbus State University, United States

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: January 10, 2023
Full Chapters Due: May 10, 2023
Submission Date: May 10, 2023


Writing is a neglected subject in schools, but access to opportunities is limited without the ability to write well. Achievement data shows only a quarter of our nation's students are proficient writers. Contributing to the problem is a lack of school and district leadership in writing instruction, as school improvement efforts are concentrated on reading and math. Writer identities (or a lack thereof), self-efficacy in writing, and educator training are factors that influence a school leader's ability to provide effective instructional leadership in this critical subject. This edited book highlights instructional leadership efforts and evidence-based practices designed to improve writing instruction and student achievement.


This peer-reviewed, edited book will aim to provide valuable insight on the evidence-based practices employed to develop instructional leaders and increase student achievement in writing. This book will consider learning theories, conceptual models, and the latest empirical research associated with the supervision, organization, implementation, and monitoring of writing programs and instructional approaches. Furthermore, chapters will examine topics related to writer identities, self-efficacy, and issues of opportunity and access to quality writing instruction. This book will be written for educators who desire to increase the effectiveness of instructional leaders and writing instruction at the classroom, school, or district level.

Target Audience

The target audience for this edited book will be educators who supervise, influence, plan, or design writing instruction and/or writing programs, assessment, and curriculum at the school or district level. These individuals are regarded as "instructional leaders" in the context of this book. Instructional leaders include school and district administrators, teacher leaders, teachers, instructional coaches, curriculum and instruction directors/deans, and educator professional developers/trainers.

Recommended Topics

Proposals related to instructional leadership and evidence-based practices in writing focused on the following topics will be accepted: -Instructional leadership -Teacher leadership -Self-efficacy -Writer identities -Leadership training and preparation -Evidence-based practices -Supervision/facilitation of writing programs and curriculum -Building leadership capacity -Instructional coaching -Educator training -Professional development/training -School systems -Equitable practices (culture, language, identities) -Inclusive practices -Curriculum planning -Curriculum implementation -Assessment -Instructional frameworks -Issues of access and opportunity -Developing instructional leaders -Student achievement -Adult Learning Theory -Professional learning communities -Managing instructional change

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before January 10, 2023, 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 January 24, 2023 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by May 10, 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, Instructional Leadership Efforts and Evidence-Based Practices to Improve Writing Instruction. 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 2024.

Important Dates

January 10, 2023: Proposal Submission Deadline
January 24, 2023: Notification of Acceptance
May 10, 2023: Full Chapter Submission
July 8, 2023: Review Results Returned
August 19, 2023: Final Acceptance Notification
September 2, 2023: Final Chapter Submission


Jennifer VanSlander
Columbus State University


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