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Journal of NELTA     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of NELTA Gandaki     Open Access  
Journal of NELTA Surkhet     Open Access  
Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Nursing Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Journal of Nursing Scholarship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Occupational Therapy Education     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Pedagogy - Pedagogick? ?asopis     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Peer Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Philosophy in Schools     Open Access  
Journal of Philosophy of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Physical Education and Sports     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Physical Education and Sports Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Planning Education and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Political Science Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Popular Music Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Praxis in Multicultural Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Primary Education     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Public Affairs Education     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Quality in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Religious Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Research and Education Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Research in Childhood Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Research in Educational Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Research in International Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Research in Music Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Research In Reading     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Research in Science Teaching     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Research Initiatives     Open Access  
Journal of Research on Christian Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Research on Leadership Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Research on Technology in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of School Choice     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of School Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of School Violence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Science and Sustainable Development     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Science Education and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Science Learning     Open Access  
Journal of Science Teacher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Second Language Teaching & Research     Open Access   (Followers: 31)
Journal of Security Education     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Shanghai University (English Edition)     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Social Science Education : JSSE     Open Access  
Journal of Social Studies Education Research     Open Access  
Journal of Special Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Statistics Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Studies in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Studies in International Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Supranational Policies of Education (JoSPoE)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Teacher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Journal of Teaching English for Specific and Academic Purposes     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Teaching in International Business     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Teaching in Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Teaching in the Addictions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Teaching Language Skills     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Technical Education     Open Access  
Journal of Technical Education and Training     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of the European Teacher Education Network     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Education     Open Access  
Journal of Training and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Transformative Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Visual Literacy     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Vocational Education & Training     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Women's Entrepreneurship and Education (JWEE)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Writing in Creative Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal on English as a Foreign Language     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal Pelita PAUD     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal Plus Education     Open Access  
Journal Sampurasun : Interdisciplinary Studies for Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journalism & Mass Communication Educator     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Joyful Learning Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JPG (Jurnal Pendidikan Geografi)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JPGI (Jurnal Penelitian Guru Indonesia)     Open Access  
JPI (Jurnal Pendidikan Indonesia) : Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JPPI (Jurnal Penelitian Pendidikan Indonesia)     Open Access  
JRAMathEdu : Journal of Research and Advances in Mathematics Education     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
JUMLAHKU : Jurnal Matematika Ilmiah STKIP Muhammadiyah Kuningan     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Juridikdas : Jurnal Riset Pendidikan Dasar     Open Access  
JURING (Journal for Research in Mathematics Learning)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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 Biogenerasi     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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 Pendidikan Dasar     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Jurnal Ilmiah Potensia     Open Access  
Jurnal Ilmiah Sekolah Dasar     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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 Lensa Pendas     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Jurnal Manajemen dan Supervisi Pendidikan (JMSP)     Open Access  
Jurnal MEKOM (Media Komunikasi Pendidikan Kejuruan)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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: 2)
Jurnal Pendidikan Kimia     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 Humaniora     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Jurnal Penelitian Pembelajaran Matematika Sekolah     Open Access  
Jurnal Penelitian Pendidikan     Open Access  
Jurnal Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat (Indonesian Journal of Community Engagement)     Open Access  
Jurnal Perspektif Pendidikan dan Keguruan     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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 Pustaka Ilmiah     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Riset Pendidikan Matematika     Open Access  
Jurnal Sosiologi Pendidikan Humanis     Open Access  
Jurnal Studi Guru dan Pembelajaran     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Jurnal Taman Vokasi     Open Access  
Jurnal Tatsqif     Open Access  
Jurnal Tuturan     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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   (Followers: 1)
Kerbala Magazine of Physical Edu. Seiences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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  
Kontinu : Jurnal Penelitian Didaktik Matematika     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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: 20)
Language Literacy : Journal of Linguistics, Literature, and Language Teaching     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Language Teaching     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Language Teaching Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)

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  • Dissonance and Polyphasia as Strategies for Resolving the Potential
           Conflict Between Science and Religion Among South Africans
    • Abstract: Abstract A majority of South Africans agrees that when science and religion conflict, religion is always right. Is this an indication the public is anti-science or does the question wording hide a more complex relationship' We examined the relationship between science and religion in South Africa using quantitative data from the World Values Survey and qualitative data from face-to-face interviews. As research on the potential conflict between science and religion is predominantly focused on Western countries, the present study focuses on Africa and compares results with those of two Western countries. Findings show that almost 76% South Africans agree that religion is always right and religious belief, social trust and education were significant predictors of this perception. Comparing findings with data from Zimbabwe, the United States and Germany, we found that while the influence of religiosity is significant across countries, comparatively, trust seems to be more of an African issue. The qualitative interviews, however, provided an elaboration of the relationship between science and religion in South Africa, indicating that choosing either science or religion is not always an outright rejection of the other. The relationships were classified as those informed by cognitive dissonance, often expressed in hierarchical associations, and those influenced by cognitive polyphasia, a complementary and transformative coexistence.
      PubDate: 2020-04-07
       
  • ‘From Blindness to Light’: A Review of Benoît Godin and Dominique
           Vinck (eds.), Critical Studies of Innovation: Alternative Approaches to
           the Pro-Innovation Bias
    • PubDate: 2020-03-17
       
  • Implementing the Innovation Agenda: A Study of Change at a Research
           Funding Agency
    • Abstract: Abstract With the rise of an innovation agenda in science policy, previous studies have identified a shift in how the state delegates responsibility to funding agencies in order to change the behaviour of the scientific community. This paper contributes to this literature through a micro-level study of how one of Canada’s largest research funding agencies, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), has changed resource allocation for research over 25 years. Our study foregrounds research funding agencies as key sites for examining the reconfiguration of the relationship between the state and science, as expressed in programmatic and resource allocation decisions. Through analysis of an original dataset compiled from NSERC’s funding and documentary data, we demonstrate the relationship between the introduction of innovation objectives in funding instruments, the adoption of new delegation modes to guide resource allocation, and changes in funding among research fields over time. Our study empirically demonstrates the cumulative effect of programmatic and funding decisions in a major agency, going beyond previous accounts of more general trends at the national level.
      PubDate: 2020-01-23
       
  • The Role of Expectations of Science in Shaping Research Policy: A
           Discursive Analysis of the Creation of Genome Canada
    • Abstract: Abstract This paper examines the promise of science and its role in shaping research policy. The promise of science is characterized by expectations of science, which are embedded in promissory discourses that envision futures made possible through advances in promising science. Through a single case study of the origins of Genome Canada, the research was guided by the question: How did expectations of genomics shape the creation of Genome Canada' A conceptualization of discursive power and expectations of genomics storylines provide the theoretical and analytical basis for an in-depth examination of the ideational effects and material impacts on research policy decisions over three years (1997–2000) that culminated in the creation of Genome Canada. Expectations of genomics storylines functioned in a complex interplay of discursive practices and dynamics among diverse policy actors within a genomics discourse-coalition to produce a range of ideational and material impacts. The expectations of genomics storylines produced powerful genomics subject-positions from which policy actors perceived their interests, identities and preferences and gained agency, which led to various material impacts, such as mobilizing support and funding, coordinating activities and transforming Canada’s research policy framework. With the increasing importance of research policy to a range of broader policy priorities underpinned by expectations that science will resolve societal challenges and contribute to socio-economic benefits, this paper sheds light on how complex research policy decisions are made; it further contributes to understanding the role of promissory discourses in shaping those decisions.
      PubDate: 2020-01-21
       
 
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