Together Addressing the Challenges of The Climate Crisis: Rethinking professional cultures, school improvement and Leadership

Submission deadline date: 31 August 2024


The significant social, political, and cultural pressures imposed by climate change on education demand a coherent response integrating debates around the purpose of education, democracy, equity, and social justice. In turn, this leads to a rethink of the type of professional cultures that can support addressing these new challenges.

We envision that this special issue will contribute to this task by exploring what type of relationships, collaboration, and professional capital are needed to ensure the sustainability of educational systems in a time of global climate change. 

This special issue is an opportunity to reflect on the professional communities in education that can collaborate to address these new challenges, identify experiences and projects that support building professional cultures and communities, that from a collective responsibility can create innovative responses to implement collective projects and support educational reform that allows addressing the challenges of climate change. 

This special issue especially welcomes papers that offer insights related to the areas of educational policies, leadership practices, and teachers’ professional learning that engage with local communities to address climate change challenges from the perspective of professional capital and community. The Special Issue encourages authors to share their research with the international community as the global phenomenon of climate change demands diverse and multiple perspectives to be addressed

List of Topic Areas

  • Educational and community interventions to change attitudes about the importance of climate change.
  • Tests of specific methods or strategies for teachers and students to learn or address climate change. 
  • Literature reviews, experiences, or innovations in science education teaching techniques of climate change. 
  • Specific programs design to improve knowledge and educational practices to address climate change challenges.
  • The educational complexities and misconceptions about teaching and learning about climate change. 

Submissions Information

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Authors should select (from the drop-down menu) the special issue title at the appropriate step in the submission process, i.e. in response to "Please select the issue you are submitting to". 

Submitted articles must not have been previously published, nor should they be under consideration for publication anywhere else, while under review for this journal.

Guest Editors

Mauricio Pino-Yancovic, Universidad de Chile. [email protected]

Romina Madrid, University of Stirling.
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Key Deadlines

Submissions now open!

Closing date for full manuscript submissions: 31st August, 2024