“Teaching political science can be challenging for many reasons. We often discuss topics that students have a vested interest in, subjects that can be very upsetting for some students, or topics about which students may vociferously disagree. For this special issue of the Journal of Political Science Education, we are looking for submissions (systematic quantitative or qualitative studies, case studies, or reflections) that investigate how political science educators can deal with a variety of explosive issues that arise in classroom discussions or are at the core of political science syllabi. Specifically, we are looking for manuscripts about novel, effective approaches to these issues, and about how educators deal with classroom challenges that arise organically from:
- Teaching about race, sex, gender, and discrimination.
- Teaching during a time of fear or political contentiousness.
- Teaching when our methods go awry (or show unexpected results).
If you are interested in submitting a manuscript, or have questions or suggestions, please contact the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submissions is March 1, 2017.”