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[Commlist] Call for Papers: Comunicar Media Education Research Journal
Fri Jul 26 13:29:35 GMT 2019
Call for Papers: Comunicar Media Education Research Journal
Call for Papers 63 (2020-2): Gender equality, media and education: A
necessary global alliance
• Dr. Francisco-José García-Ramos (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain)
• Dr. María-Soledad Vargas-Carrillo (Pontifical Catholic University of
• Dr. Alexandra Wake (RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia)
In 1979, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted “The
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against
Women”, which recognizes that “the full and complete development of a
country, the welfare of the world and the cause of peace require the
maximum participation of women on equal terms with men in all fields”.
Today, on the 40th anniversary of this Convention, the steps proposed in
its Art. 10, relative to the role of education, says goals are still a
pending subject for the education systems of even the most advanced
countries. This problem becomes more poignant if we consider the new
contexts of inequality arising from the media and technology revolutions
as an obstacle to implement effective strategies and policies in
educommunication, strategies which endeavor to fight discrimination and
violence against women, educating in the principles of equality and
diversity from a gender perspective.
Despite the “Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action” of 1995, the
existing regional, national, and international policies, and the
recommendations provided by UNESCO through The Global Alliance for Media
and Gender (GAMAG), the last results of the “Global Monitoring Media
Project (GMMP)” (2010) and the “Global Report on the Status of Women in
the News Media” (2011) still confirm the urgent need to continue
creating global policies regarding gender equality in the field of
In 2012 UNESCO developed the “Gender-Sensitive Indicators for Media
(GSIM)” in order to provide an effective framework for analysis to be
implemented on a global scale. In addition, a network of universities
integrated in “The International UNESCO UniTWIN Network on Gender,
Media, and ICTs” was created to foster the aforementioned goals. Amongst
the specific actions proposed in 2018 to promote gender equality
practices in the field of educommunication, UNESCO-UniTWIN also
developed the model curricula: “Gender, Media, and ICTs. New Syllabi for
Media, Communication, and Journalism”.
Taking the proposals by UNESCO and UNESCO-UniTWIN as a reference point,
this special issue endeavors to deepen the analysis and discussion of
the theoretical and practical aspects of the introduction -total or
partial- of said recommendations, tools for assessment, model curricula,
and methodologies. A space for critical analysis based on empirical
contributions and specific experiences of implementation in different
geographical contexts within the fields of gender training media and
ICTs in education and teacher training in these areas.
• Gender perspectives in the different levels of education.
• Gender perspectives in Communication and ICTs Studies.
• Teacher training regarding equality, diversity, and gender identity in
• Innovative and transversal educational projects in gender, media, and
ICTs. • Gender-sensitive indicators for media and educommunication contexts.
• Experiences of implementation of the “Gender, Media, and ICTs New
Syllabi”. • Gender and educommunication within the UNESCO framework.
• Educational policies in equality and sexual diversity regarding media
• International collaborative networks in gender, media, and ICTs.
• Relationships between the university and the corporate world regarding
gender equality and educommunication.
• The treatment of gender equality in digital media.
Some of the questions and considerations raised by the topics addressed
in this special issue include the following:
• To which extent have educational institutions integrated a gender
perspective in their communication and ITC curricula?
• What are the criteria and standards implemented in the design of
specific curricula in gender, media, and ITCs?
• Following the introduction of the model curricula proposed in the
UNESCO-UniTWIN “Gender, Media, and ICTs New Syllabi”, what results,
conclusions, and evaluations (both theoretical and practical) have been
• What is the level of education and training in gender equality and
diversity amongst the teaching staff in the fields of communication and
• To which extent are women present in educational institutions and
other educational structures in the fields of communication and ITCs?
• What is the specific training in gender for communication and ITCs
students at the different levels of education?
• What are the theoretical and practical applications for formal and
informal education derived from the Gender-Sensitive Indications for
Media recommended by UNESCO? What results, conclusions, and
recommendations can be drawn after its introduction?
• What are the difficulties in specific contexts for the correct
implementation of UNESCO recommendations regarding gender, media, and
ICTs in the fields of education and teacher training?
• What networks, research groups, and cooperative actions operate at an
international level to generate knowledge regarding the global situation
of inequalities regarding gender, media, and ICTs? What is their scope
of action and their main achievements and contributions for a necessary
Editorial guidelines are available at:
Contributions to the Special Issue should be submitted through the OJS
Deadline for submission of articles: 2019-09-30
Date of publication of this issue:
Printed edition: 2020-04-01
Link to the call: https://www.revistacomunicar.com/pdf/call/call-63-en.pdf
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