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Sometimes you may want to try specific databases or journals - perhaps your lecturer has recommended particular names as a good way of finding articles. This section lists key sources for Education.

A highly regarded, peer-reviewed journal publishing wide-ranging educational research from across the world. Each year this is the most heavily accessed education journal here in Portsmouth

Peer-reviewed articles covering psychological research that makes a significant contribution to the understanding and practice of education. Observations of classroom behaviours, interviews, and surveys are all included.

Peer-reviewed, scholarly, research-based articles including discussions of educational policy and educational issues that draw on the findings of research. You will also find articles that review policy developments outside the UK.

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

This key, peer-reviewed journal publishes theoretically informed analyses of the relationship between education and society and addresses major global debates about the social significance and impact of educational policy, provision, processes and practice in many countries around the world.

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

Published on behalf of Nasen, this peer-reviewed journal covers the whole range of learning difficulties relating to children in mainstream and special schools. It puts emphasis on innovative practice in special educational needs and inclusion and the impact of legislation

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

This international, peer-reviewed journal covers the study of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.

Peer-reviewed articles covering research and analysing practice relating to children between the ages of 3-13, both in the UK and internationally. The articles aim to help develop policy and practice in primary education and assist practitioners by providing helpful and stimulating ways of viewing what they do, or might do

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

This peer-reviewed journal publishes multi-disciplinary and critical discussions of gender and education, covering both formal and informal aspects from pre-school to higher education

A highly regarded, peer-reviewed journal which covers many aspects of education and often has special themed issues.

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

This peer-reviewed journal covers current developments in the curriculum - citizenship, health, social and moral education; managing behaviour; whole school approaches; school structures; as well as counselling and care  around issues such as school exclusion, bullying and emotional development


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