The Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education (jCRAE) is an annual online and open-access journal of the United States Society for Education through Art. jCRAE focuses on social and cultural research relevant for art and visual culture education, including cultural foundations of art education, cross-cultural and multicultural research in art education, and cultural aspects of art in education. These areas should be interpreted in a broad sense and can include community arts organizations, schools, arts administration, art therapy, and other disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches that are relevant to art and visual culture education. Theoretical research and research in which qualitative and/or quantitative methods as well as visual and other formats and strategies are used will be considered for publication.

Mini-Theme Information: Borderless: Global Narratives in Art Education

For: 2018 Issue of jCRAE (Vol. 35)

Deadline: January 1, 2018

Participating Journals
Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education, USA (
Revista Portuguesa de Educação Artística, Portugal (
Synnyt/Origin, Finnish Studies in Art Education, Finland (
Tercio Creciente, Spain (
Art Education Review, Korea (httlp://
Culture, Art, and Educatio, Czech Republic (
Art Education in Taiwan (TBD)

As an attempt of exchanging global research and scholarship among journals around the world, this multi-call for papers will address the theme of Global Narratives from post-intercultural perspectives (Dervin, 2015), examining art education practices in flux under critical communication and negotiation within discourses of us and others. This special issue will provide US art educators a unique opportunity to both reflect on our own research and hear from many art educators with forward-thinking views and practices.

Who are we in relationship to other cultures and countries? What issues in art education are potent across the world? How can art educators address and teach with a narrative of “being global”? This issue’s theme, Borderless: Global Narratives in Art Education, challenges us to look outward as we reflect inward. When facing global issues and divisions on top of contestation about worldviews and ontological discourses, we are challenged to reflect on our established views about and beyond local or regional history and knowledge. Therefore, seeking new and open-ended approaches to globalization, this call for papers seeks art educators’ critical and theoretical explorations and responses as global educators. We invite authors to share global narratives that address globalizing educational issues, concerns, and problems, both reflecting on their art educational approaches on globalization and reiterating the transforming and/or communicative opportunities of art and visual culture (Delacruz, 2009; Meskimmon, 2010).

Narrative (inquiry) is an interpretation of history or stories created by a person, groups of people, or popular media. Said’s (1978) criticism from decades ago, for example, on the development of Western historical, political, and cultural views on the East informs that Orientalism as a narrative serves and justifies the West’s dominance. Curriculum as a narrative might also reflect the idea and viewpoint of selected groups, views, and ideologies. However, narratives are flexible. They can be changed or rewritten. Therefore, we invite revision and counter-interpretation against particular cultures, people, and viewpoints. As art educators, what are your constructed narratives, and how are they developed or critically challenged dominant stories? When forming new narratives on a global context, we encourage authors to share their critical and/or successul narratives towards the traces, emerging issues, or future vision of globalizing art education.

For this theme, some of the following questions might be addressed:

  1. What are global narratives for art education? How can art educators address global narratives or stories in our teaching and research?
  2. What are emerging narratives that demand global focus and attention? How can we teach with, about, and for emerging global narratives?
  3. Can narratives compete and conflict with each other on global teaching and learning? In what ways are dominant narratives contribute to damaging single stories?
  4. How do you interpret, communicate, and work with others’ global narratives or stories?
  5. What is the role of art educators in the age of globalizing conflicts and issues based upon highly contrasting and contesting social, political, cultural, and religious ideologies and practices?
  6. How can global visual culture and social networking be explored to address global narratives?
  7. How can we create equitable global narratives toward global inclusion, diversity, and justice?
  8. How can theories or critical approaches from other disciplines inform and address global narratives in art education?

Manuscript Types: Written manuscripts, graphic novels, photo essays, videos, or interactive art pieces in keeping with the focus of jCRAE are welcome.

Contact: Senior co-Editors: Karen Hutzel ( and Ryan Shin (
Editorial Assistant: Elle Pierman ( Submissions:

Submission Information:
Written submissions should be in Word (.doc) format; include a title page containing the author's name(s) and affiliation(s); a short abstract and key words; and figures, graphs, and images appropriately at the end of the manuscript. A variety of formats are welcome—including traditional academic essays, visual essays, or alternative formats—that fit the purposes of the journal to address issues of art, education, and cultural research. Image-based submissions should be accompanied by explanatory text. For submission of alternative/digital formats, please consult with the Senior co-Editors for submission preference. For information visit

Written papers should be in APA style (6th edition) and submitted by email to:

Ryan Shin and Karen Hutzel, Senior co-Editors

Deadline for submission of manuscripts for the 2018 (Vol. 35) issue of the Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education is January 1, 2018.

Review and Publication Information:
All manuscripts will undergo a blind review by 2 reviewers from the Review Board of jCRAE. Upon review, authors will receive a recommendation from the Senior co-Editors for either Acceptance; Minor Revisions; Major Revisions; or Rejection. Revisions are common and expected upon primary review of a manuscript submission. jCRAE is accessible as an online journal at As a new (pilot) feature of the journal, we expect to pre-release accepted articles and digital pieces online throughout the year, as they become ready. Therefore, we encourage authors to submit early or contact us for the possibility of submitting after our deadline.

We look forward to receiving your submission!

Karen Hutzel & Ryan Shin


Delacruz, E. M. (2009). Mapping the terrain: Globalization, art, and education. In Delacruz, E. M., A. Arnold, M. Parsons, and A. Kuo, (Eds.), Globalization, art, and education  (pp. x-xviii). Reston, VA: National Art Education Association.

Meskimmon, M. (2010). Contemporary art and the cosmopolitan imagination. New York, NY: Routledge.

Roberts, L. C. (1997). Knowledge to narrative: Educators and the changing museum.

Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press.

Said, E. W. (1978), Orientalism, New York: Vintage Books