Subjects -> EDUCATION (Total: 2346 journals)
    - ADULT EDUCATION (24 journals)
    - COLLEGE AND ALUMNI (10 journals)
    - E-LEARNING (38 journals)
    - EDUCATION (1996 journals)
    - HIGHER EDUCATION (140 journals)
    - INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS (4 journals)
    - ONLINE EDUCATION (42 journals)
    - SCHOOL ORGANIZATION (14 journals)
    - SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REHABILITATION (40 journals)
    - TEACHING METHODS AND CURRICULUM (38 journals)

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Cambridge Journal of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 72)
Campbell Systematic Reviews     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Campus Legal Advisor     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Campus Security Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Canadian and International Education     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Canadian Journal for New Scholars in Education/ Revue canadienne des jeunes chercheures et chercheurs en éducation     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Journal of Education : Revue canadienne de l'éducation     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy     Open Access  
Canadian Journal of Educational and Social Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Canadian Journal of Higher Education     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Journal of School Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Canadian Perspectives on Academic Integrity     Open Access  
Canadian Review of Art Education     Open Access  
Caradde : Jurnal Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat     Open Access  
Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Catalejos. Revista sobre lectura, formación de lectores y literatura para niños     Open Access  
Catharsis : Journal of Arts Education     Open Access  
Cendekia : Jurnal Kependidikan dan Kemasyarakatan     Open Access  
Cerdas Sifa Pendidikan : Sport Education     Open Access  
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Charrette     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chemical Engineering Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Chemistry Education Research and Practice     Free   (Followers: 6)
Chemistry Education Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Chemistry in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Chi'e : Journal of Japanese Learning and Teaching     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Child Language Teaching and Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Child Psychiatry & Human Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Childhood Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Childhood Vulnerability Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Children & Young People Now     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Children's Literature in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Chinese Education & Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Chinese Journal of Social Science and Management     Open Access  
Chophayom Journal     Open Access  
Christian Education Journal : Research on Educational Ministry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Christian Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Cidadania em Ação : Revista de Extensão e Cultura: Notícias     Open Access  
Ciencia y Educación     Open Access  
Ciencias Sociales y Educación     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Citizenship Education Research Journal (CERJ)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Citizenship, Social and Economics Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Classroom Discourse     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Clío & Asociados : La Historia Enseñada     Open Access  
CME     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
CMU Journal of Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
CODEE Journal     Open Access  
Cogent Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cokroaminoto Journal of Primary Education     Open Access  
Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching     Open Access  
College Athletics and The Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
College Of Basic Education Researches Journal     Open Access  
College Teaching     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Colóquio Internacional de Educação e Seminário de Estratégias e Ações Multidisciplinares     Open Access  
Communication Disorders Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Communication Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Communication Methods and Measures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Community College Journal of Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Community College Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Community Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Community Education Engagement Journal     Open Access  
Comparative Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Comparative Education Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 42)
Compare : A journal of comparative education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Compass : Journal of Learning and Teaching     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Computer Applications in Engineering Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Computer Science Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Computers & Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 92)
Computers & Education Open     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Computers and Education: Artificial Intelligence     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Computers in the Schools     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Conexões     Open Access  
Conhecimento & Diversidade     Open Access  
Connect     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Conocimiento Educativo     Open Access  
Consilia : Jurnal Ilmiah Bimbingan dan Konseling     Open Access  
Contemporary Education Dialogue     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Contemporary Issues in Education Research     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Contemporary Issues in Educational Leadership     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Contemporary PNG Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Contemporary Research: An Interdisciplinary Academic Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Contemporary School Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Contextes et Didactiques     Open Access  
Contextos Educativos. Revista de Educación     Open Access  
Continuity in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Convergencias : Revista de Educación     Open Access  
Corixo : Revista de Extensão Universitária     Open Access  
Corpoconsciência     Open Access  
Counsellor (The)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Counselor Education and Supervision     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
CPU-e, Revista de Investigación Educativa     Open Access  
Creative Education     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Creativity and Educational Innovation Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Creativity. Theories ? Research ? Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Crítica Educativa     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Critical Education     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Critical Intersections in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Critical Studies in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
CRMA Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Croatian Journal of Education - Hrvatski časopis za odgoj i obrazovanje     Full-text available via subscription  
Cross Section     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cuaderno de Pedagogía Universitaria     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Educación     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Investigación Educativa     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Investigación y Formación en Educación Matemática     Open Access  
Cuestiones Pedagógicas : Revista de Ciencias de la Educación     Open Access  
Cultura y Educación     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Cultural Studies of Science Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Culture and Organization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Cumhuriyet International Journal of Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Issues in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Current Issues in Middle Level Education : Journal of the National Association of Professors of Middle Level Education     Open Access  
Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Curriculum and Teaching     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Curriculum Development Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Curriculum Inquiry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Curriculum Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Curriculum Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Cylchgrawn Addysg Prifysgol Cymru / University of Wales Journal of Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Da Investigação às Práticas : Estudos de Natureza Educacional     Open Access  
Dance Education in Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Dansk Universitetspædagogisk Tidsskrift     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Daya Matematis : Jurnal Inovasi Pendidikan Matematika     Open Access  
Deafness & Education International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Dean & Provost     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Democracy & Education     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Desimal : Jurnal Matematika     Open Access  
Development and Alumni Relations Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Dhammathas Academic Journal     Open Access  
Diá-logos     Open Access  
Diadik : Jurnal Ilmiah Teknologi Pendidikan     Open Access  
Dialectic : A scholarly journal of thought leadership, education and practice in the discipline of visual communication design     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dialektika : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access  
Dialogic Pedagogy : An International Online Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Diálogos Educacionais em Revista     Open Access  
Diálogos sobre educación. Temas actuales en investigación educativa     Open Access  
Dialogues : An Interdisciplinary Journal of English Language Teaching and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Diaspora Indigenous and Minority Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Didáctica Geográfica     Open Access  
Didáctica. Lengua y Literatura     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Didácticas Específicas     Open Access  
Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Digital Experiences in Mathematics Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
DIKBASTRA : Jurnal Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra     Open Access  
Dinamika Ilmu     Open Access  
Dinamika Pendidikan     Open Access  
Dirāsāt : Jurnal Manajemen dan Pendidikan Islam     Open Access  
DIRE : DIversités REcherches et Terrains     Open Access  
Disability Compliance for Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Science Education Research     Open Access  
Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Distance Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Distances et Médiations des Savoirs     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Diversidade e Educação     Open Access  
Drugs: education, prevention and policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
DWIJA CENDEKIA : Jurnal Riset Pedagogik     Open Access  
Dyslexia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
e-International Journal of Educational Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
e-learning and education (eleed)     Open Access   (Followers: 39)
e-Mosaicos : Revista Multidisciplinar de Ensino, Pesquisa, Extensão e Cultura do Instituto de Aplicação Fernando Rodrigues da Silveira     Open Access  
EARI : Educación Artística Revista de Investigación     Open Access  
Early Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Early Education and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Early Years Educator (EYE)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Eccos Revista Cientifica     Open Access  
ECNU Review of Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eco Matemático     Open Access  
École numérique     Free   (Followers: 1)
Economic Education Analysis Journal     Open Access  
Economics of Education Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Econosains : Jurnal Online Ekonomi Dan Pendidikan     Open Access  
Edcomtech Jurnal Kajian Teknologi Pendidikan     Open Access  
Edmetic: Revista de Educación Mediática y TIC     Open Access  
Edu Komputika Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Edu-Sains : Jurnal Pendidikan Matematika dan Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam     Open Access  
Educa     Open Access  
Educação & Formação     Open Access  
Educação & Linguagem     Open Access  
Educação e (Trans)formação     Open Access  
Educação e Pesquisa     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Educação em Análise     Open Access  
Educação em Foco     Open Access  
Educação em Foco     Open Access  
Educação em Revista     Open Access  
Educação Matemática Debate     Open Access  
Educação Química en Punto de Vista     Open Access  
Educação Unisinos     Open Access  
Educação, Escola e Sociedade     Open Access  

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Children's Literature in Education
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Number of Followers: 10  
 
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      Abstract: In the context of a global crisis around climate change, children continue to be largely excluded from environmental conversations. In order to change this, there has been an increased effort to produce children’s media that educates young readers about the origins, effects, and possible solutions to climate change. These environmental texts for children can contribute to the ecopedagogical project and provide children with the information and the language that are necessary to become conscious ecocitizens. This paper analyzes how children’s non-fiction books from the Netherlands enable young readers to develop socio-political agency regarding climate change and position themselves within discussions about this topic. A potential trap for children’s environmental literature lies in its tendency to simplify the complex issue of climate change and to offer potential ways for fighting climate change which are not accessible to all young readers. Therefore, the paper pays specific attention to the processes of inclusion and exclusion that are used in these books. The analysis is structured around Greta Gaard’s critical model for inclusive ecopedagogical texts, based on recognizing and dismantling alienation, hierarchy, and ultimately domination. The study finds that the books selected use contrasting techniques that alienate the reader from the already abstract concept of climate change. They encourage the reader to see themselves as possible “eco heroes” and propose different strategies for contributing to help the direct victims of climate change who are frequently positioned as distanced from the intended young reader. Nature is largely represented as a passive entity, which can play no role in restoring ecological balance.
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           ballong över Stilla havet

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      Abstract: Abstract Lying and deceiving are prominent topics in ethical narration. This has to do with an often absolutist stance against lying that shapes a large part of philosophical, religious, and political discourses. At the same time, lying and deceiving are topics in the field of moral education in which moral values such as honesty, sincerity, and truthfulness are propagated. Bringing these issues together, this article demonstrates how reflection about honesty and autonomy is narrated in Mats Wahl’s young adult novel I ballong över Stilla havet (In a Balloon over the Pacific Ocean). This novel shows that, while lying and deceiving undermine trust and can lead to harmful results, there are ways to fight against the moral destruction. This fight involves not only prosocial (versus mendacious) lying but also acknowledging individual motives for the lying behavior of others. Thus, while hating adults’ lies and deceptive actions as well as learning to lie himself, the male protagonist matures and takes on responsibility for his actions. We contend that this protagonist may constitute a moral exemplar that invites moral learning.
      PubDate: 2022-03-15
       
  • Public Health, Polio, and Pandemics: Fear and Anxiety about Health in
           Children’s Literature

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      Abstract: Abstract In this article, we begin by discussing approximately thirty picture books dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic published digitally in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and other English-speaking countries in the first six months of 2020. The worldwide impact of COVID-19 resulted in the rapid global digital publication of numerous English-language children’s picture books aimed at informing child readers about public health concerns and how children could contribute to improving health outcomes. This exploration of contemporary picture books is intertwined with examinations of two other public health crises that appeared in literature for children: the discussion of British children’s health in the Junior Red Cross Magazine in the 1920s and the American polio outbreak discussed in educational materials and fiction in the 1940s and 1950s. These comparisons not only enable us to situate the COVID-19 pandemic within a history of transnational responses to concerns about children’s health but also to expand our understanding of how children are positioned to take individual responsibility for community public health issues. This wide range of Anglophone texts published in the United Kingdom, the United States, and around the world demonstrates the extent to which adults attempt to guide children towards specific behaviours to promote individual health. They also reflect a common understanding of childhood in which children have an obligation to contribute to societal wellbeing through their individual actions.
      PubDate: 2022-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10583-021-09439-8
       
  • Reading the Chornobyl Catastrophe Within Ecofiction

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      Abstract: Abstract The numerous ecological catastrophes of the twentieth century caused by humans have found their way into mass culture. Among them is the Chornobyl nuclear accident that took place in Ukraine in 1986. This disaster became a subject of reflection not only in Ukrainian literature but also in world films and computer games. Along with other works on the nuclear theme in world literature, books by Ukrainian writers for children and young adults (YA) such as Leonid Daien’s Chornobyl – trava girka (Chornobyl – the Bitter Grass) or Yevhen Hutsalo’s Dity Chornobylia (Children of Chornobyl) that depict the Chornobyl accident and its consequences for Ukrainians. I explore the Chornobyl catastrophe concept in the above-mentioned books as well as in the cartoon Travel-book. Ukraine. Ghost Town and in the game S.T.A.L.K.E.R. I claim that Ukrainian works on the Chornobyl theme belong to the genre of ecofiction as a warning to humanity about the negative effects of human behavior on the ecosystem, based on ecocritical theory referred to by Buell, Dwyer, and others. My position is that the Chornobyl nuclear theme in children’s literature is centered closely on the cultural memory of Ukrainians. In reference to Erll’s interpretation of cultural memory as the interplay of present and past in socio-cultural contexts, I consider cultural memory in children’s literature as a need to deal with the traumatic experience of the Chornobyl nuclear accident and ethnocide of Ukrainians in their colonial past. My analysis then focuses on the investigation of how these concepts are implemented in children’s books, films, and games, via their imagery.
      PubDate: 2022-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10583-021-09437-w
       
  • Adultism at the Root of Youth Maltreatment in A. S. King’s Still
           Life with Tornado

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      Abstract: Abstract While child abuse and neglect have been explored at length, less attention has been paid to the role of contemporary realist Young Adult Literature (YAL) in denouncing abusive treatments of young people in conjunction with adultism. It is hereby suggested that age inequality is at the core of youth maltreatment, and it is this intersectionality that should lead attempts to confront this global problem. YAL offers a bottom-up approach to deal with these social issues through first-hand experiences of oppressed, yet cognizant protagonists. This article foregrounds the voice of Sarah, the lead character featured in A. S. King’s Still Life with Tornado (2016), in addressing the drastic outcomes of ageist stereotypes at the family level. The emphasis on the perspective of young people provides an informative understanding of youth subordination, parental power, and adultist discrimination in an effort to challenge such practices.
      PubDate: 2022-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10583-020-09434-5
       
  • Examining Agency in Children’s Nonfiction Picture Books

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      Abstract: Abstract Given increased attention toward nonfiction and informational texts due to recent educational reforms in the nation, it is critical to examine how various cultural identities are depicted in nonfiction children’s picture books. Focusing on the Orbis Pictus honor and awarded texts (n = 60) from 1990 to 2019, this article reports the findings of a critical multicultural analysis of the depictions of age, sex, socio-economic status, ethnicities, and geographic regions of these awarded texts. Using a secondary analysis of opportunities for agency, we examine how focal subjects (Crisp in Lang Arts 92(4):241–255, 2015) exert their agency in their respective contexts. Our aim in doing so is to problematize the notion of agency in these texts, specifically understanding who exerts agency, how, and for what purposes. Findings suggest that the authors of these awarded texts rely on highlighting White, European males where agency is typically depicted as an act that occurs in adulthood. As a result, discussion focuses on how such texts, although well-meaning, perhaps perpetuate the traditional notion and passivity of young children in relation to their agency and calls to question the lack of multiple perspectives and voices in the awarded texts.
      PubDate: 2022-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10583-021-09435-y
       
  • Honouring Our War Heroes or Honouring War' Well-being in Contemporary
           Australian War Fiction for Children and Adolescents

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      Abstract: Abstract War, like other stressful situations and experiences, entails a threat to one’s subjective well-being, and war fiction for children represents this threat in different ways: some narratives minimise it, and others do not. War fiction, then, provides material for a case study of war and its impact on representations of subjective well-being (SWB), and how this is communicated to children in the stories they read. This article examines representations of SWB in the context of Australia’s involvement in World War I in two recently published picture books: Midnight: The Story of a Light Horse (2014) by Mark Greenwood and Frané Lessac and One Minute’s Silence (2014) by David Metzenthen and Michael Camilleri. These picture books invite young readers into conflicting views of war and its impact on SWB. On the one hand, in Midnight schemas and scripts construct the belief that war is a glorious event that has a positive impact on SWB. On the other hand, in One Minute’s Silence schemas and scripts challenge the view that war is a viable means of solving national problems and enhancing SWB, and remembers its war heroes as tragic participants in a violent and senseless war.
      PubDate: 2022-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10583-021-09442-z
       
  • Gendered Assumptions in the Framing of Fitness in Sports Nonfiction for
           Young Adult Readers

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      Abstract: Abstract This Critical Comparative Content Analysis employs theories of poststructuralist feminism to examine two versions of a nonfiction fitness text for young adult readers, one written for females and one for males. The analysis reveals the persistent naming of gendered assumptions about the appropriateness of particular sports to particular athletes, purposes of fitness, understandings of the ideal athlete, and emotional capacity of young adult readers. These assumptions result in regular and repeated performances of gender that have the potential to suggest to readers that there are certain expectations around fitness that depend upon whether an athlete is a girl or a boy. Taken together, they reflect a particular positioning of athletes and expectations around performance, suggesting to readers that how bodies are shaped and how bodies perform are normative and distinctly gendered, a finding that holds particular resonance when we consider the authoritative nature of informational texts.
      PubDate: 2022-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10583-020-09432-7
       
 
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