Call for Papers  Journal of Cultural Research in Art EducationFor: 2018 Issue of jCRAE (Vol. 35)Deadline: January 1, 2018 Mini Theme:Borderless: Global Narratives in Art Education The Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education (jCRAE), the journal of the United States Society for Education through Art (USSEA), is focused primarily on multiculturalism and cross-culturalism in art education in the United States. We have been very “American.” But for this issue, we are going global. Our goal is to challenge the “American-ness” of cultural research in art education by expanding the context and initiating narratives globally with other art education journals around the world. This issue’s mini-theme, Borderless: Global Narratives in Art Education, challenges us to look outward as we reflect inward. Who are we in relationship to other cultures and countries? What issues in art education are potent across the world?  Narrative (inquiry) is an interpretation of history or stories created by a person, groups of people, or media. Said’s (1978) criticism from decades ago, for example, on the development of Western historical, political, and cultural views on the East is that Orientalism as a narrative serves and justifies the West’s dominance. Curriculum as a narrative is also a representation of selected stories, views, and ideologies. As art educators we teach with, about, and towards a constructed narrative, not negating dominant or neutral knowledge (Roberts, 1997). Therefore, narratives are flexible, changed, rewritten, and invite multiple interpretations and understandings of particular cultures, people, and events. When facing global terrorism, conflicts, and division, on top of contestation about worldviews and ontological discourses, we are challenged to reflect on our established views about history and knowledge. Therefore, seeking new and open-ended approaches to global narratives, this mini-theme call for papers seeks art educators’ critical and theoretical explorations and responses. Sharing educational narratives to address global issues, concerns, and problems, we invite papers reiterating the transforming and/or communicative opportunities of art and visual culture (Delacruz, 2009; Meskimmon, 2010).  For this mini-theme, some of the following questions might be addressed: ●       What emerging narratives demand global focus and attention? ●       Can narratives compete and conflict with each other on global teaching and learning? In what ways are dominant narratives contributing to damaging single stories?●       What are global narratives for art education? How can art educators address global stories in our teaching and research? How can we teach about global narratives? ●       How do you interpret, communicate, and work with others’ global narratives?●       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?●       How can global visual culture and social networking be explored to address global narratives? ●       How can we address or create equitable global narratives toward global inclusion, diversity, and justice?●       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 ( Assistant: Elle Pierman ( Journal InformationThe Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education (jCRAE), first published in 1983, is an annual publication of the United States Society for Education through Art. jCRAE focuses on social/cultural research relevant for art 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 arts administration, art therapy, community arts, and other disciplinary and interdisciplinaryapproaches that are relevant to art education. Theoretical research and studies in which qualitative and/or quantitative methods as well as other strategies used will be considered for publication. Submission InformationWritten 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