Our vision

Promoters & partners: Scuola Democratica. Learning for democracy · CIRD – Centro Interuniversitario per la Ricerca Didattica (Università di Cagliari and Università di Sassari) · Il Mulino Publishing House

The third edition of the International Conference of the journal “Scuola Democratica” (June 3-6, 2024, University of Cagliari) is devoted to the needs and prospects of education and/for social justice.

Never before has the theme of social justice been so crucial. This is the case of economic instability spreading from country to country, wars and consequent energy shortages, the climate crisis and resulting demand for a new economic policy of transition to a viable ecological model, migration and its backlash of nationalist protectionism, the protests by women and younger generations in many parts of the world—and many more so. Educational processes—in their broadest meaning which embraces school, university, and training and is targeted towards young as much as adult people—are not unaffected by these challenges. They rather demand choral reflection on the purposes, stakes, setbacks, and achievable futures of education. Indeed, educational poverty and inequality have always been both the cause and effect of social, cultural, and territorial ones. Therefore, it becomes increasingly important today to rethink and put into practice new ideas of justice and educational policy on local, national, and supranational scales. Theoretical reflections and empirical analyses (qualitative and quantitative, large-scale, or focused on specific contexts) that aim at identifying the plurality of factors that contribute to producing inclusion/exclusion, equality/inequality, and recognition/non-recognition of diversity—in other words, social justice and injustice, are warmly welcome.

With this edition, Scuola Democratica aspires to confirm and exceed the success of its First International Conference (2019) and its Second International Conference (2021).

When & where

The Conference will be held entirely in-person at University of Cagliari (Italy), June 3-4-5-6, 2024.

The official language of the event will be English, with multi-lingual options for oral presentation.

The current phase

Our Call for abstracts is now open.

Please make sure to check the 100+ panel sessions overview, the submission guidelines, and the registration information .

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Dates & deadlines

  • Call for panels: from July 12, 2023 to October 30, 2023
  • Notification of panel acceptance: November 20, 2023
  • Call for abstracts: from November 27, 2023 to February 10, 2024
  • Notification of abstract acceptance: March 1st, 2024
  • Registration · Early bird: from March 4, 2024, to March 30, 2024
  • Registration · Basic: from March 31, 2024 to April 20, 2024
  • Conference dates: June 3-4-5-6, 2024

Promoters & partners

Scuola Democratica
Il Mulino
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