Call for Papers: Beyond Labels - Intersectionality of Multilingualism and Neurodivergence in Education


Call for Papers: Beyond Labels: Intersectionality of Multilingualism and Neurodivergence in Education

Editors: Dr. Leila Rosa, Managing Director, Educulture Consulting & Dr. Rachel Toncelli, Lecturer Northeastern University

The Global Education Review is pleased to announce a call for proposals for articles addressing the intersection of multilingualism and neurodivergence in the student population for its 3/2024 issue. We invite scholars, researchers, and practitioners to contribute their expertise to this special issue, focusing on the unique challenges, strategies, and support systems for students who are multilingual learners and who may also have neurodivergence.

Background: Multilingualism is a rich and diverse aspect of our global society, and it presents both opportunities and challenges for educational systems worldwide. Inclusive education, with a particular emphasis on students with neurodivergence, has gained significant attention in recent years. However, limited research has specifically explored the experiences, needs, and effective instructional practices for students who are both multilingual learners and have neurodivergence. This special issue of Global Education Review aims to bridge this knowledge gap and contribute to a more inclusive and equitable educational landscape.
Topics of Interest:

We invite proposals for original articles that address, but are not limited to, the following topics:
● Identification and assessment of students who are multilingual learners and have neurodivergence.
● Language development and acquisition in multilingual learners with neurodivergence.
● Culturally responsive teaching strategies for multilingual learners with neurodivergence.
● Differentiated instruction and individualized educational plans for students who are multilingual learners with neurodivergence.
● Collaboration between general education, special education, and language support services for multilingual learners with neurodivergence.
● Assistive technologies and interventions to support multilingual learners with neurodivergence.
● Family and community engagement in supporting multilingual learners with neurodivergence.
● Policy implications and recommendations for inclusive education of multilingual learners with neurodivergence.

Submission Guidelines: Interested authors should submit a proposal outlining encompassing theoretical/conceptual perspectives, empirical studies, or practical applications. If you are interested, please send a proposal including a tentative title, author list, contact information, institutional affiliation and abstract (300-word max). Proposals should be sent to to and by September 15th, 2023.

Important Dates:
Proposal Submission Deadline: September 15, 2023
Notification of Proposal Acceptance: November 1, 2023
Full Manuscript Submission Deadline: January 1, 2024
Notification of Manuscript Acceptance: January 31, 2024
Final Manuscript Submission Deadline: February 15, 2024

Publication Date: Spring/Summer 2024

Review Process: All proposals will undergo a rigorous double-blind peer-review process to ensure the quality, originality, and relevance of the articles selected for publication. Accepted authors will be notified of the review outcomes and provided with further instructions for full manuscript submission.

Publication: Accepted articles will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Multilingual Learners and neurodivergence. Global Education Review is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal committed to disseminating high-quality research that advances understanding and practice in the field of multilingual education and inclusive practices for students with neurodivergence.

We look forward to receiving your proposals and contributing to the body of knowledge surrounding multilingual learners with neurodivergence. Together, let us work towards creating an inclusive and empowering educational environment for all students.

Note: Due to the high volume of submissions, only selected proposals will be accepted for full manuscript submission.