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    Call for Book Chapters: Research on Leadership and Advocacy for Children and Families in Rural Poverty

    As co-editors, we are seeking chapter authors for a book we are publishing with IGI Global for release in 2020 titled Handbook of Research on Leadership and Advocacy for Children and Families in Rural Poverty. This interdisciplinary book will address issues related to education, counseling, social work, public policy, health, and leadership.

    Education researchers and practitioners are invited to submit a 1,000 to 2,000 word chapter proposal by April 25, 2019. All submitted chapters will undergo a double-blind review.

    Recommended topics include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Early childhood interventions for children in poverty
    • Community resources for children in rural poverty
    • Preparing teachers, social workers, and/or mental health professionals to work with children and families in rural poverty
    • Advocating for laws and policies addressing rural poverty
    • Understanding the unique contexts of rural poverty from various geographical regions such as Appalachia and other highly impacted areas
    • Recommending interdisciplinary approaches to supporting children and families in rural poverty
    • Analyses of policies related to rural poverty
    • Impact of poverty on foster care
    • Addressing mental health needs of children and families in rural poverty
    • Addressing the cognitive, social, and/or emotional needs of children in rural poverty
    • Chronic poverty as a traumatic experience
    • Impact of poverty on early childhood brain development
    • Evaluation of the deficit and/or asset views of childhood poverty
    • Challenges of social capital for families living in rural poverty
    • Causes and implications of the opioid crisis in rural America
    • Political beliefs and/or cultural traditions of rural Americans
    • Effective leadership in high-poverty rural schools
    • Successful university-school partnerships addressing needs of children in rural poverty

    If you are interested in submitting a chapter by the April 25 due date, please view the call for proposals.


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    Bryan S. Zugelder

    Assistant Professor, Department of Elementary & Middle Grades Education, East Carolina University

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