Waikato Journal of Education

Children’s literature has a long association with education. It has transmitted cultural values to readers over many centuries, often reflecting dominant identities and cultures of the time. Picturebooks, a specific format in children’s literature, are unique in their marriage of image and text and can have a powerful influence on readers’ perceptions of themselves and the world around them. For this special issue of the Waikato Journal of Education (May 2022) we encourage submission of proposals for articles concerning picturebooks (both fiction and nonfiction) being used in educational contexts with children and adults. We invite articles documenting critical readings of specific picturebooks in education settings to disrupt hegemonic thinking concerning, but not limited to, genders, ethnicities, (dis)abilities, languages, and religions and spirituality.

Proposals should take the form of a 300 word abstract.

Final papers 6,000 words (not including references).


Call for abstracts March 2021

Abstracts due: June 8th 2021 [emailed to Janette Kelly-Ware ([email protected])

or Nicola Daly ([email protected])]

Notification of acceptance: July 9th 2021

Full manuscripts due: October 15th 2021

Reviews to authors: December 17th 2021

Revisions completed and final manuscripts due 28 February 2022

Formatting March 2022

Final proof check April 2022

Issue live May 2022

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