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'Identities and English language education in Asian contexts', a special issue for The Journal of Asia TEFL
 
The Journal of Asia TEFL calls for submissions to a special issue themed 'Identities and English language education in Asian contexts'. The special issue is a response to our readers' growing interest in English language learners' and teachers' identities amidst dramatic cultural, educational, political and social changes in Asian contexts. English language educators, educational administrators and policy makers now have to consider increasingly complex identity issues inside and outside language classrooms when designing, promoting and implementing particular English-related policies, curricula and pedagogical approaches. In addition, rising voices of language learners and teachers about their identities offer valuable insights concerning how language learners' learning and teachers' professional practice could be enhanced. Such growing concerns about learners' and teachers' identities also introduce major conceptual and methodological shifts in research so that the complexity of identity can be fully explored and understood to inform the development of effective, ethical, sustainable English-related policies, curricula and pedagogical approaches. For these reasons, this special issue welcomes submissions that examine identity-related issues in English language education in situ. Potential topics for submission include but are not limited to:
Identities and intercultural communication
Identities and multilingual education
Identities and educational changes
Identities and language use/teaching
Identities in migration and transcultural contexts
Identities and new technology
 
Key dates for the special issue
November 30, 2016: submission deadline
December: 1st reviews by reviewers
January 2017: 1st revisions by authors
February 1-22 (3 weeks): 2nd reviews by reviewers
February 23-March 15 (3 weeks): 2nd revisions by authors
March 16-April 5 (3 weeks): reviews by the editor
April 6-26 (3 weeks): 3rd revisions by authors
April 27-May 25: editing for publishing
May 26: publishing
 
Submission
Articles submitted should normally be between 5000 and 8000 words (about 25 pages including references, notes, and tables) in length. All manuscripts should be submitted online at 'Manuscript Submission' on the journal website (http://journal.asiatefl.org). Only MS Word file is accepted. Articles must be preceded by an abstract of no more than 200 words. The title of article should indicate that it is submitted to the special issue on 'Identities and English language education in Asian contexts'. Authors' names and addresses should appear only on cover sheet, not on title page. Submission inquiries may be sent to the special issue editor, Xuesong(Andy) Gao (email: xsgao@hku.hk) or the managing editor of the journal (email: asiatefl.journal@gmail.com).
 
All submissions should conform to the requirements of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Sixth Edition). Manuscripts should not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication elsewhere in any form. The editors of The Journal of Asia TEFL reserve the right to make editorial changes in any manuscript accepted for publication to enhance clarity or style. Manu-scripts are screened for unoriginal work. By submitting to The Journal of Asia TEFL, authors are agreeing to undergo the originality check (software) program arranged by the journal.
 
Guest editor:
Xuesong(Andy) Gao xsgao@hku.hk
Associate Professor, The Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong.
 
About the Journal
The Journal of Asia TEFL is owned and copyrighted by the Asian Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (http://www.asiatefl.org). It is indexed in SCOPUS짰 and Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI, http://wokinfo.com/products_tools/multidisciplinary/esci). It is published electronically only.