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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Special issue of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations: Group-based inequalities in educational outcomes

25.08.2017, by Sibylle Classen in call for papers

CALL FOR PAPERS - Submission deadline: February 15, 2018
Guest Editors: David M. Marx (San Diego State University), Sei Jin Ko (San Diego State University), and Jean-Claude Croizet (University of Poitiers)

The dominant focus of research on group-based inequalities in education has been on the achievement gaps in testing and academic performance. This special issue (SI) will add new insight into group-based inequalities in educational outcomes by moving beyond performance to include research on outcomes such as, but not limited to, interest, motivation, sense of belonging, and self-efficacy. Research on stereotype threat is welcome, but we are particularly interested in work that proposes new theoretical ideas that take into account experiences of underrepresented populations at all levels of schooling and academic identification. We envision that research focusing on either the processes underlying educational inequalities or the ways to lessen these inequalities would be appropriate. Inclusion of any underrepresented population (e.g., women in math, Roma populations, first-generation university students, indigenous populations, immigrants / refugees) would fit within the scope and theme of the SI. Research examining intersecting identities is especially encouraged. We welcome any type of research area (e.g., cognitive, social) and any type of research approach (e.g., experimental, applied) provided that it takes an intergroup relations perspective. Please note that GPIR only publishes qualitative data when it complements quantitative data that is the main focus of the research.

Manuscripts (typically 5000-8000 words) should be prepared in accordance with APA publication guidelines as described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.).

Manuscripts for this SI should be submitted using the regular GPIR online system, specifying that the submission is for the special issue on group-based inequalities in educational outcomes.
The submission website is:

Please direct any inquiries (e.g., suitability, format, scope, etc.) about this SI to the guest editors David M. Marx (, Sei Jin Ko (, or Jean-Claude Croizet (