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Jurnal Akuntabilitas Manajemen Pendidikan     Open Access  
Jurnal Al Bayan : Jurnal Jurusan Pendidikan Bahasa Arab     Open Access  
Jurnal Bahasa Lingua Scientia     Open Access  
Jurnal Basicedu : Journal of Elementary Education     Open Access  
Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Jurnal Biologi Edukasi     Open Access  
Jurnal Candrasangkala Pendidikan Sejarah     Open Access  
Jurnal Curricula     Open Access  
Jurnal Dinamika Pendidikan     Open Access  
Jurnal Dinamika Penelitian : Media Komunikasi Penelitian Sosial Keagamaan     Open Access  
Jurnal Educatio : Jurnal Pendidikan Indonesia     Open Access  
Jurnal Edukasi Khatulistiwa : Pembelajaran Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access  
Jurnal Hadhari : An International Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Ilmiah KORPUS     Open Access  
Jurnal Ilmiah Potensia     Open Access  
Jurnal Ilmiah Sekolah Dasar     Open Access  
Jurnal Ilmu Pendidikan     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Jurnal Ilmu Sosial dan Humaniora     Open Access  
Jurnal Inovasi Teknologi Pendidikan     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Jurnal IPA & Pembelajaran IPA     Open Access  
Jurnal Kajian Bimbingan dan Konseling     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Keilmuan Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pengajarannya     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Kependidikan     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Jurnal Kependidikan : Penelitian Inovasi Pembelajaran     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Keperawatan Profesional     Open Access  
Jurnal Konseling dan Pendidikan     Open Access  
Jurnal Manajemen dan Supervisi Pendidikan (JMSP)     Open Access  
Jurnal Pelangi     Open Access  
Jurnal Pembangunan Pendidikan Fondasi dan Aplikasi     Open Access  
Jurnal Pencerahan     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi Indonesia     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Bisnis dan Manajemen     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Edutama     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Ekonomi     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Fisika     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Jurnal Pendidikan Fisika Indonesia (Indonesian Journal of Physics Education)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Pendidikan Humaniora : Journal of Humanities Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Pendidikan IPA Indonesia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Pendidikan Islam     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Pendidikan Karakter     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Pendidikan Malaysia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Pendidikan Matematika Raflesia     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Nonformal     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Sains     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Pendidikan Teknologi dan Kejuruan     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Vokasi     Open Access  
Jurnal Penelitian dan Evaluasi Pendidikan     Open Access  
Jurnal Penelitian Pembelajaran Matematika Sekolah     Open Access  
Jurnal Penelitian Pendidikan     Open Access  
Jurnal Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat (Indonesian Journal of Community Engagement)     Open Access  
Jurnal PGSD     Open Access  
Jurnal Prima Edukasia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Pro-Life     Open Access  
Jurnal PROMKES : Jurnal Promosi Kesehatan dan Pendidikan Kesehatan Indonesia (The Indonesian Journal of Health Promotion and Health Education)     Open Access  
Jurnal Psikoedukasi dan Konseling     Open Access  
Jurnal Psikologi Pendidikan dan Konseling : Jurnal Kajian Psikologi Pendidikan dan Bimbingan Konseling     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Riset Pendidikan Matematika     Open Access  
Jurnal Sosiologi Pendidikan Humanis     Open Access  
Jurnal Taman Vokasi     Open Access  
Jurnal Tatsqif     Open Access  
Jurnal Varidika     Open Access  
Jurnal Visi Ilmu Pendidikan     Open Access  
K-12 STEM Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Kappa Delta Pi Record     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Karaelmas Eğitim Bilimleri Dergisi     Open Access  
Kasuari : Physics Education Journal     Open Access  
Kasvatus & Aika     Open Access  
Kerygma und Dogma     Hybrid Journal  
Kimün. Revista Interdisciplinaria de Formación Docente     Open Access  
Kleio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Konfigurasi : Jurnal Pendidikan Kimia dan Terapan     Open Access  
KONSELI : Jurnal Bimbingan dan Konseling     Open Access  
Koulu ja menneisyys     Open Access  
Kreano, Jurnal Matematika Kreatif-Inovatif     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Kronos : The Language Teaching Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
KULA : knowldge creation, dissemination, and preservation studies     Open Access  
Kuramsal Eğitimbilim Dergisi / Journal of Theoretical Educational Science     Open Access  
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
L2 Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Land Forces Academy Review     Open Access  
Language and Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Language Literacy : Journal of Linguistics, Literature, and Language Teaching     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Language Teaching     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Language Teaching Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Language Testing in Asia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Language, Culture and Curriculum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Laplage em Revista     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Large-scale Assessments in Education     Open Access  
Latin American Journal of Content & Language Integrated Learning     Open Access  
LATISS Learning and Teaching in the Social Sciences     Hybrid Journal  
Law Teacher     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Le Pédagogue     Open Access  
Leadership and Policy in Schools     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Leading and Managing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Learning & Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Learning : Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal  
Learning and Individual Differences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Learning and Instruction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Learning and Motivation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Learning and Teaching     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Learning and Teaching : The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Learning and Teaching Mathematics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Learning Disabilities Research & Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Learning, Culture and Social Interaction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Learning, Media and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
Lectura : Jurnal Pendidikan     Open Access  
Legal Education Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Les dossiers des sciences de l’éducation     Open Access  
Lidil     Open Access  
LingTera     Open Access  
Lingua Franca : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pengajarannya     Open Access  
Linguistics and Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Linhas Criticas     Open Access  
Lisanul' Arab : Journal of Arabic Learning and Teaching     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
LITERA     Open Access  
Literacy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Literacy in Composition Studies     Open Access  
Literacy Learning: The Middle Years     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Literacy Research : Theory, Method, and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Literacy Research and Instruction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
LLT Journal : A Journal on Language and Language Teaching     Open Access  
LO SCALPELLO-OTODI Educational     Hybrid Journal  
LOEX Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
LOGIKA Jurnal Ilmiah Lemlit Unswagati Cirebon     Open Access  
London Review of Education     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Longitudinal and Life Course Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
LUMAT : International Journal on Math, Science and Technology Education     Open Access  
LUMAT-B : International Journal on Math, Science and Technology Education     Open Access  
MADARASAH Jurnal Pendidikan dan Pembelajaran Dasar     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Maestro y Sociedad     Open Access  
Magister : Revista de Formación del Profesorado e Innovación Educativa     Open Access  
Magister : Revista de Investigación Educativa     Full-text available via subscription  
Management in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Management Teaching Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Manajemen Pendidikan     Open Access  
Manajer Pendidikan     Open Access  
MaPan : Jurnal Matematika dan Pembelajaran     Open Access  
MarcoELE     Open Access  
Marketing of Scientific and Research Organizations     Open Access  
Mask     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Matemáticas, Educación y Sociedad     Open Access  
Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Mathematics Education Forum Chitwan     Open Access  
Mathematics Education Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Mathematics Education Research Journal     Partially Free   (Followers: 17)
McGill Journal of Education / Revue des sciences de l'éducation de McGill     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Media Practice and Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Medical Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 73)
Medical Education Development     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Medical Education Online     Open Access   (Followers: 33)
Medical Science Educator     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
MEDICC Review     Open Access  
Medienwelten - Zeitschrift für Medienpädagogik     Open Access  
Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access  
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Mesure et évaluation en éducation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Metacognition and Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Method & Theory in the Study of Religion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Metro Magazine: Media & Education Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning     Free   (Followers: 3)
Mid-Atlantic Education Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
MIDA : Jurnal Pendidikan Dasar Islam     Open Access  
Middle Grades Review     Open Access  
Millenium : Journal of Education, Technologies, and Health     Open Access  
Mimbar Pendidikan : Jurnal Indonesia untuk Kajian Pendidikan     Open Access  
MIMBAR PENDIDIKAN : Jurnal Indonesia untuk Kajian Pendidikan (Indonesian Journal for Educational Studies)     Open Access  
Mind, Brain, and Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Minerva     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Miscelánea Comillas. Revista de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales     Open Access  
Modelling in Science Education and Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Modulema : Revista Científica sobre Diversidad Cultural     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Morphologie     Full-text available via subscription  
Movimento     Open Access  
MSOR Connections     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Muaddib : Studi Kependidikan dan Keislaman     Open Access  
MULTIárea : Revista de didáctica     Open Access  
Multicultural Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Multidisciplinary Journal of Educational Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Multilingual Education     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Muróbbî : Jurnal Ilmu Pendidikan     Open Access  
Music Education Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Music Educators Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Musica Docta     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
MUST : Journal of Mathematics Education, Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Nadwa : Jurnal Pendidikan Islam     Open Access  
NALS Journal     Open Access  
NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
NASSP Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
National Identities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
National Institute Economic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Natural Science     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Nature Methods     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 422)
Near and Middle Eastern Journal of Research in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Netla     Open Access  
New Directions for Adult & Continuing Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
New Directions for Community Colleges     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)

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Number of Followers: 14  
 
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  • Alternative Facts and States of Fear: Reality and STS in an Age of Climate
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  • Epistemic Living Spaces, International Mobility, and Local Variation in
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    • Abstract: Abstract This article explores local variations in scientific practice through the lens of scientists’ international mobility. Its aim is twofold: to explore how the notion of epistemic living spaces may be mobilised as a tool for systematically exploring differences in scientific practice across locations, and to contribute to literature on scientific mobility. Using material from an interview study with scientists with experience of international mobility, and epistemic living spaces as an analytical frame, the paper describes a set of aspects of life in science that interviewees described as being different in different places. These axes of variation were: embodied routines of research; resource levels and salaries; daily or longer-term rhythms of scientific life (and their relation to rhythms of home or family); ‘efficiency’ and how work time is used; degree of hierarchy; the nature of social interactions between colleagues; the purposes of research; the social and interpersonal organisation of knowledge production; and the scale or ambition of research. In presenting an exploratory overview of these variations, the article points the way for future comparative investigation of epistemic cultures through studies of international mobility.
      PubDate: 2019-09-21
       
  • Make Way for the Robots! Human- and Machine-Centricity in Constituting a
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    • Abstract: Abstract This article is an analytic register of recent European efforts in the making of ‘autonomous’ robots to address what is imagined as Europe’s societal challenges. The paper describes how an emerging techno-epistemic network stretches across industry, science, policy and law to legitimize and enact a robotics innovation agenda. Roadmap is the main metaphor and organizing tool in working across the disciplines and sectors, and in aligning these heterogeneous actors with a machine-centric vision along a path to make way for ‘new kinds’ of robots. We describe what happens as this industry-dominated project docks in a public–private partnership with pan-European institutions and a legislative initiative on robolaw. Emphasizing the co-production of robotics and European innovation politics, we observe how well-known uncertainties and scholarly debates about machine capabilities and human–machine configurations, are unexpectedly played out in legal scholarship and institutions as a controversy and a significant problem for human-centered legal frameworks. European robotics are indeed driving an increase in speculative ethics and a new-found weight of possible futures in legislative practice.
      PubDate: 2019-09-13
       
  • What is the ‘Social’ in Climate Change Research' A Case Study on
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      PubDate: 2019-09-01
       
  • From Green Revolution to Green Evolution: A Critique of the Political Myth
           of Averted Famine
    • Abstract: Abstract This paper critiques the so-called “Green Revolution” as a political myth of averted famine. A “political myth,” among other functions, reflects a narrative structure that characterizes understandings of causality between policy action and outcome. As such, the details of a particular political myth elevate certain policy options (and families of policy options) over others. One important narrative strand of the political myths of the Green Revolution is a story of averted famine: in the 1950s and 1960s, scientists predicted a global crisis to emerge in the 1970s and beyond, created by a rapidly growing global population that would cause global famine as food supplies would not keep up with demand. The narrative posits that an intense period of technological innovation in agricultural productivity led to increasing crop yields which led to more food being produced, and the predicted crisis thus being averted. The fact that the world did not experience a global famine in the 1970s is cited as evidence in support of the narrative. Political myths need not necessarily be supported by evidence, but to the extent that they shape understandings of cause and effect in policymaking, political myths which are not grounded in evidence risk misleading policymakers and the public. We argue a political myth of the Green Revolution focused on averted famine is not well grounded in evidence and thus has potential to mislead to the extent it guides thinking and action related to technological innovation. We recommend an alternative narrative: The Green Evolution, in which sustainable improvements in agricultural productivity did not necessarily avert a global famine, but nonetheless profoundly shaped the modern world. More broadly, we argue that one of the key functions of the practice of technology assessment is to critique and to help create the political myths that preserve an evidence-grounded basis for connecting the cause and effect of policy action and practical outcomes.
      PubDate: 2019-09-01
       
  • The Ethics Ecosystem: Personal Ethics, Network Governance and Regulating
           Actors Governing the Use of Social Media Research Data
    • Abstract: Abstract This paper examines the consequences of a culture of “personal ethics” when using new methodologies, such as the use of social media (SM) sites as a source of data for research. Using SM research as an example, this paper explores the practices of a number of actors and researchers within the “Ethics Ecosystem” which as a network governs ethically responsible research behaviour. In the case of SM research, the ethical use of this data is currently in dispute, as even though it is seemingly publically available, concerns relating to privacy, vulnerability, potential harm and consent blur the lines of responsible ethical research behaviour. The findings point to the dominance of a personal, bottom-up, researcher-led, ‘ethical barometer’ for making decisions regarding the permissibility of using SM data. We show that the use of different barometers by different researchers can lead to wide disparities in ethical practice - disparities which are compounded by the lack of firm guidelines for responsible practice of SM research. This has widespread consequences on the development of shared norms and understandings at all levels, and by all actors within the Ethics Ecosystem, and risks inconsistencies in their approaches to ethical decision-making. This paper argues that this governance of ethical behaviour by individual researchers perpetuates a negative cycle of academic practice that is dependent on subjective judgements by researchers themselves, rather than governed by more formalised academic institutions such as the research ethics committee and funding council guidelines.
      PubDate: 2019-09-01
       
  • Pandemic Stories: Rhetorical Motifs in Journalists’ Coverage of
           Biomedical Risk
    • Abstract: Abstract This paper argues that journalists’ discursive actions in an outbreak context manifest in identifiable rhetorical motifs, which in turn influence the delivery of biomedical information by the media in such a context. Via a critical approach grounded in rhetorical theory, I identified three distinct rhetorical motifs influencing the reportage of health information in the early days of the H1N1 outbreak. A public-health motif was exhibited in texts featuring a particular health official and offering the statements of such an official as a mechanism of reassurance. A concealment-of-information motif was exhibited in texts emphasizing the importance of the transparency of health officials, and in texts demonstrating ambivalence about information provided by socially-sanctioned sources. Finally, in texts mythologizing the outbreak to the exclusion of other functions of the text (e.g., conveying who is at risk, protective behaviours, symptoms), I identified a pandemic motif. Each motif differs in the conclusions it offers to audiences seeking to gauge relative levels of risk, and to receive information about protective behaviours. I suggest that one means of interpreting the manifestation of distinct rhetorical motifs in the context of a high-risk health threat is the certainty that this context alters moral responsibilities, consequently influencing the manifestation of narrative role.
      PubDate: 2019-07-24
       
  • Laboratories of Liberalism: American Higher Education in the Arabian
           Peninsula and the Discursive Production of Authoritarianism
    • Abstract: Abstract American university globalization has increasingly targeted and been courted by authoritarian states. While the reasons for these partnerships are manifold—including the ease of top-down large-scale monetary investment, “knowledge economy” development strategies, social engineering programs, and other corporate and imperial entanglements—an overwhelming discourse has emerged around higher education initiatives in places like the Arabian Peninsula, China, Singapore, and Central Asia that juxtaposes liberalism (in the form of higher education) with the illiberal, authoritarian contexts it is supposedly encountering within the framework of neoliberal globalization. Through a discussion of American branch campuses in Qatar and the UAE, this article traces a more complex web of actors whose interests may include neoliberal and imperial inclinations but are not reducible to them. By focusing on the discursive framings of these branch campus initiatives, we show how the notion of “liberal education” operates as a global discourse of power through American branch campuses in the Arabian Peninsula and, by extension, other nondemocratic states around the world. Specifically, we argue that the very concept of “authoritarianism” is discursively produced in and through these university projects, and simultaneously builds (upon) an idealized narrative about the national self in the United States that erases existing and emerging inequalities—indeed, authoritarianisms—within the home spaces of American academia.
      PubDate: 2019-07-02
       
  • Science, Politics/Policy and the Cold War in Argentina: From Concepts to
           Institutional Models in the 1950s and ’60s
    • Abstract: Abstract This paper analyses how the Cold War influenced the discourses on basic research and on Science and Technology Policies (STPs) of some leaders of the Argentine research community. It explores two key intersections to study the Cold War: the first between politics and policies; the second between the global and the regional/national. The basic assumption is that, just as there was no one Cold War, specific regional and national traits lent specific meanings to basic research. In dialogue with the literature on Latin American history of STPs, on Cold War and on the conceptual history of science, the paper identifies three discursive configurations around S&T: the first refers to the semi-peripheral scientific context; the second is associated with the ‘democracy-totalitarianism’ dichotomy, and the third is linked to the ‘development-dependence’ dichotomy. Finally, the paper also traces some connections between these discourses and the institutional models proposed by different key actors of the research community to implement STPs.
      PubDate: 2019-06-01
       
  • Searching for Macro-Meso-Micro-Level Links in Studies of North-South
           Research Collaborations
    • Abstract: Abstract Scientific collaboration between Northern and Southern researchers and development programs for research capacity-building have received new attention of practitioners and scholars during the last decades. This essay review takes four recent publications on North-South research cooperation and development politics as a starting point to ask for possible links between macro-, meso-, and micro-levels of social analysis that has found renewed interest in the sociology of science literature. The approach has the advantage to heuristically systematize the anthropological, sociological and policy-driven approaches chosen by the editors and authors of the books under review. Moreover, the focus on links between the three levels adds to the conceptual interaction of sociology of science and the science policy fields to estimate the effects of science governance in international and especially in asymmetrical relations with different access to resources.
      PubDate: 2019-03-26
       
 
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