Call for Chapters: Social and Emotional Learning in Teaching and Teacher Education

Social and Emotional Learning in Teaching and Teacher Education

Edited by:
Roisin Corcoran, IRINSTITUTES & UCD
Patricia Jennings, University of Virginia
Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl, University of British Columbia

A volume in the series: Contemporary Perspectives on Social and Emotional Learning. Editor(s): Roisin Corcoran, IRINSTITUTES & UCD.


This volume of the Contemporary Perspectives on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Series will explore social and emotional learning (SEL) in teaching and teacher education. SEL involves the process of implementing the skills needed to understand and manage emotions, show empathy for others, achieve positive goals, maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions (CASEL, 2015). Several jurisdictions have begun to incorporate social and emotional learning in teacher practices, policies or programs designed to improve teacher effectiveness and student learning. The editors invite chapter proposals involving high quality research drawing on diverse methodologies advancing the integration of SEL into teaching and teacher preparation. We welcome related research evaluating interventions including practices, policies or programs designed to embed SEL to improve teacher effectiveness. Interventions of interest are those implemented during teacher preparation, or for those employed already in the teaching profession. Relevant categories of interventions include: 1) teacher preparation (university based traditional teacher preparation programs or alternative teacher preparation programs), 2) teacher induction (interventions targeting novice teachers), 3) teacher professional development. Conceptual proposals that critique theoretical frameworks and analyze policy dimensions are also encouraged.

Chapter proposals should be submitted on a single-spaced page, and should include your name, affiliation, email address, a tentative title, and abstract (200 words maximum). Also include a brief biography (300 words maximum) and relevant high-quality publications. Chapter proposals must be emailed as a single Word file document consisting of 2 pages to Roisin P. Corcoran ( by April 30, 2018.

Chapter Submission:
Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by June 30, 2018 about the status of their submission and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters, ranging from 7,000 to 8,000 words in Times New Roman 12, double spaced text, inclusive of title, abstract, manuscript, and references, should be submitted as a Microsoft Word email attachment by July 30, 2018. Manuscripts should conform to 6th edition APA style conventions. See Author Guidelines. Graphics and images may be included.

Drawing on the author(s) own research, chapters should include questions for readers to think critically about key concepts. Text boxes should be used to explain key themes in order to engage readers in the arguments outlined. The chapter should conclude with a summary of research methodology insights, and recommendations readings for further exploration.

Tentative Schedule for Publication:
Abstract Submissions: April 20, 2018
Notification of invite to submit chapter: May 30, 2018
Submission of book chapter: June 30, 2018
Reviews of book chapter manuscripts sent to author(s): September 30, 2018
Receipt by editors of final draft of book chapters: December 30, 2018
Final book submitted to publisher: January 2019
Anticipated publication: Spring 2019

Send Inquiries to: Roisin P. Corcoran