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LISSAH brings out a multi-disciplinary journal to facilitate professional dialogue among academicians and practitioners. Registered as a professional journal (ISSN 2349-8382) and brought out bi-annually, each issue focuses on a specific theme. The journal effectively supplements the academic pursuits of LISSAH and offers opportunities for research scholars, writers, socio-developmental activists and journalists to interact on a specific theme. The journal has a resourceful Editorial Board comprising sector experts from sociology, social work, natural resource management, psychology, art and literature, management and journalism.


LISSAH Journal is a bi-annual journal published in the months of January and July by Little Flower Institute of Social Sciences and Health (LISSAH) affiliated to the University of Calicut, Kerala. Articles of theoretical and empirical nature are welcome in the areas of holistic health, social development, environment, media and communication, and management. Every issue of the journal discusses a socially relevant lead theme and it offers a platform for the academicians, research scholars, students and practitioners for mutual exchange of knowledge and research findings. The 2016 July issue of the journal attempts to discuss the theme EDUCATION AND INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT. Articles can be addressed to the editors and can be e-mailed to Abstract of the paper shall be sent by July 10th 2016 and the completed article by 31st July 2016. Inclusive development is a term in contemporary usage which has derived its spirit from the Gandhian Concept of Sarvodaya, which means “upliftment of all”. It implies all initiatives that focus on the developmental needs of every category of humankind in which the participation of stakeholders in need identification, prioritisation and implementation of developmental initiatives is an essential feature. The term Education has to be understood beyond the act or process of imparting or acquiring particular knowledge or skills, as for a profession. National development cannot be viewed outside the context of inclusive development and both private and public initiatives are consequential in this regard. Developmental strategies can vary according to the socio-economic, cultural, geographical and political climate of the target group and locality, but under all circumstances, the role of education cannot be underestimated in materialising inclusive development. The form of education may vary from formal to informal, technical to conventional, empirical to theoretical but it is inevitable in the process of inclusive development. The July issue of LISSAH Journal is discussing the broad theme “Education and Inclusive Development” with the following sub themes

Hence, this issue of the LISSAH Journal discusses EDUCATION AND INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT.

  • Educational Innovations for Inclusive Development
  • Education and Socio-economic development
  • Education and Quality of Life
  • Education and Mental Health
  • Education and Creative Potential
  • Education and Self Development a Means to Inclusive Development
  • Holistic Education and Inclusive Development
  • Education and Social Justice
  • Education : Language and Cultural Inclusion
  • Education and Skill Development
  • Education and Development of Marginalised
  • Education and Employability
  • Culture Specific Education and Inclusive Development
  • Technical Education as an Instrument to Inclusive Development
  • Equity, Inclusiveness and Education
  • Socio-cultural determinants and access to education
  • Trends in educational scenario and the access to the marginalised communities

Guidelines for submission

  • The submission of articles must contain three attachments:
  • The article
  • A signed declaration that the article is original, unpublished and not submitted/considered for publication elsewhere.
  • Full correspondence details of the author/s such as official address, affiliation of institution, telephone number, fax, etc The first author will be considered the corresponding author
  • Articles must be normally between 3000 to 6000 words. Longer articles with high-end scholarly inputs are considered up to 8000 words. Shorter papers on theoretical models for theme-specific project interventions, filed-based initiatives/innovative models, case studies/anecdotes are also considered.
  • Provide an abstract of 150 to 250 words along with 4 to 6 key words
  • The text must be in word format, in Times New Roman 12 font, with 1.5 line spacing. For tables, it must be single spacing
  • Spelling: British, and ‘s’ not ‘z’
  • Maps, pictures/photographs must be given in jpeg format for clarity
  • Notes must be endnotes, numbered serially and to be given at the end of the article
  • References shall be given as endnotes in APA style

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