Rachel Jackson
Women's Studies

Call for Papers 
Brave New Classrooms:  Educational Democracy and the Internet

Although one of the most idealistic promises of the Internet has been 
its democratic potential, teachers have increasingly encountered forces of
homogenization, standardization, censorship, hierarchy and 

This edited volume, tentatively titled Brave New Classrooms: 
Educational Democracy and the Internet, is soliciting articles on political theory 
of electronic education; commodification and marketing of electronic 
courses; critiques of intellectual content and educational value of electronic
courses; privatization, emergent intellectual property regimes, the
knowledge commons, and university copyright practices for electronic 
course content; experiential electronic teaching essays across a variety of
disciplines; integration of progressive and democratic education 
concepts (e.g. Korczak, Freire) into electronic environments; restrictive
portalization (e.g. Blackboard) and learning access; redesign and 
transfer of traditional courses to electronic formats; differential social 
access to Internet learning resources; monolinguism and multilinguism in 
electronic education; race, ethnicity, gender or sexuality in electronic course 
design; dialogism and equality as values in electronic education; visions of
progressive education via computers and the Internet.  International
perspectives especially welcome.
Contact Joe Lockard, 
English Department,
Arizona State University, POB 870302, Tempe, AZ 85287-0302, or
Joe.Lockard@asu.edu (Word attachments acceptable), with abstracts or 
draft papers.   


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