Call for Papers Special Theme Issue: The Impact of Technology on Global Citizenship Education
  There is little doubt that radical changes in the last several decades have been stimulated by unprecedented progress in technology and globalization. Education, including citizenship education, has fully experienced the impact of both the former and the latter. The burgeoning use of technology has led to a plethora of research on how technology influences youth engagement, civic knowledge, and skills, presenting evidence of the benefits, obstacles, and potential detriments of the use of technology in citizenship education. Global citizenship education (GCE), however, remains an area that is still on the edge of academic interest among scholars and practitioners who study the interaction between education and technology. GCE, which is itself an unsettled and disputed part of citizenship curricula, nevertheless provides many opportunities to document and analyze the role and place of technology and social networks in growing youth social and civic activism caused by globalization. For the purpose of this project, we interpret GCE in the broadest sense that includes education for social justice, human rights education, peace education, democratic education, and other types of education effected by globalization. The Research in Social Sciences and Technology Editorial Board and guest editor Anatoli Rapoport (Purdue University) invite manuscripts that investigate the impact of digital technology on global citizenship education for publication in the RESSTAT special issue The Impact of Technology on Global Citizenship Education. Research in Social Sciences and Technology (RESSAT) is an international journal that publishes scholarly work in social sciences and technology and their impact on education. RESSAT is an open access journal, with free access for each visitor. The journal uses an online submission system to ensure international visibility and a rigid peer review process. The journal is published twice a year in an online version. Interested authors should submit abstracts of up to 300 words and identify their future manuscript as an empirical research article or essay/opinion paper. Research articles should include a review of literature, clearly stated research question, methodology/design of the study, findings, and discussion/conclusion. Special issue timeline: Submit abstract to Anatoli Rapoport by April 1, 2019. Invitation to submit manuscript – by April 20, 2019 Initial draft of the manuscript to guest editor – by September 1, 2019 Reviewed draft back to authors – by October 10, 2019 Revised manuscripts to journal and guest editor – by November 15, 2019 The RESSAT special issue The Impact of Technology on Global Citizenship Education is scheduled for publication in December 2019. Authors must adhere to the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th Edition. Manuscripts must be submitted as Microsoft Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) and must be double spaced using a 12-point font in Times New Roman. Recommended manuscript length is 4000 - 6000 words, excluding references and abstract. Include an abstract of 300 words or less. Include a title page with author/s contact information. If the manuscript has more than one author, please indicate which author is acting as the contact person. Include a statement indicating that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Guidance for authors can be found here: If you have questions, please send them to the special issue guest editor, Anatoli Rapoport: