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Children, Youth & Environments Special Issue Call for Abstracts

Date: 9/5/2020 - 1/15/2021

Type: Call for Papers / Submissions

LA CES approved?: No

Location(s): US


Special Issue: COVID-19 Impacts on the Environments where Children and Youth Live, Learn, Work, and Play

We had no blueprint or playbook for COVID-19, yet families, physicians, educators, city planners, government officials, and others have sought to determine how to create and sustain safe environments where children and youth can live, learn, work, and play.

Lessons learned, stories told, and points of view shared about children and youth’s experiences within a variety of environments in the time of COVID-19 is the focus of the CYE special issue to be published in September 2021. Topics of interest include:

  • Child and youth perspectives on altered environments
  • Evaluation of educational design responses to the pandemic
  • Accessing nature for outdoor learning and play during the pandemic
  • Impacts on the value and use of public space during the pandemic
  • Child and youth experiences in rural/remote environments during the pandemic
  • Descriptions of creative shelter in place environments
  • Health and safety mitigation strategies used in educational, public, or home environments
  • Research on children’s learning, play, and work environments during the pandemic
  • Views on how the COVID 19 pandemic may change environments of the future

For consideration in this special issue, please email a 500-word or less proposal or abstract for a research manuscript, report from the field, or position paper noting authors and affiliations to by January 15, 2021.


Julia Lent

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