Useful websites for Education
The Internet provides access to a vast amount of information on all subjects. Listed below is a selection of free-to-use websites for Education.
- American Educational Research Association (AERA) - website resources include the free journal, Research Points, which is about education research issues and intended for policymakers. A Special Interest Group of AERA has produced a list of freely accessible online journals.
- Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) - website resources include descriptions of current and completed research projects, and some research reports that can be downloaded for free
- British Educational Research Association (BERA) - a membership organisation that promotes research in education through Special Interest Groups and publications such as Research Intelligence, issues of which can be viewed for free
- ESRC Society Today (Economic & Social Research Council) - the ESRC funds research into social and economic issues. The ESRC website provides descriptions of current awards and grants, reports of completed research and a ESRC publications archive
- Joseph Rowntree Foundation - a UK social policy research and development charity that funds research: one of the R&D programmes is Education and Poverty. Website resources include research findings and descriptions of work in progress
- National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) - the NFER carries out research in all sectors of education. Website resources include research descriptions and reports, the electronic current awareness newsletter ontheweb and a link to Current Educational Research in the UK (CERUK), a database of current and on-going research
- Sutton Trust - a UK charity that supports projects and research that provide educational opportunities for young people from non-privileged backgrounds. Website resources include descriptions of the projects and freely accessible fulltext research reports
- Database of Research in International Education - established in 2003 by the Australian Government and now sponsored by IDP Education. A reference database of material published both in Australia and overseas. Updated monthly
- Educational Evidence Portal - Coordinated by the CfBT Education Trust, EEP is a single searchable point of access to research evidence that is gathered from multiple education resources, including websites and databases.
- International Education Research Database - established in 2002 by the International Baccalaureate Organization and related organizations. A reference database of material published around the world. Updated regularly.
- BEI Conference Archive - the British Education Index Conference Archive contains over 15,000 full-text papers derived from the BEI Conference programmes. There are links to presentations where these have been sent to the BEI. Begin your session by choosing 'Query Conferences' in the search area to the left of the screen or choose Help to find out more about content, events and search options
- Campbell Collaboration - an international network of social scientists that produces systematic reviews of the effectiveness of social interventions, including education interventions. The systematic reviews and review-related documents are available to view for free via the 'The Campbell Library'.
- ESCalate - this is the Education Subject Centre in the Higher Education Academy Network that supports teaching and learning in the UK. ESCalate provides resources and advice for students and staff in education, and is a partnership between various universities
- Centre for Research on the Wider Benefits of Learning (WBL) - researches and investigates the benefits education brings to society. Research reports and seminar presentations are available to view for free
- European Council of International Schools (ECIS) - a membership organisation providing services to support professional development, curriculum and instruction, leadership and good governance. Website resources include Shortcuts, an electronic newsletter about current education issues
- Leadership Foundation for Higher Education - provides support and advice on the leadership, governance and management of UK universities and HE colleges. Website resources include descriptions of research in progress and some publications that can be downloaded for free
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) - an international organisation of thirty countries with an economic, environmental and social mandate. The OECD collects data, monitors trends, and analyses and forecasts developments. Website resources include Education at a Glance, a country-by-country comparison of indicators of the performance of education systems
- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - UNESCO disseminates information and promotes international co-operation among its Member States and Associate Members. Website resources include UNESCO documents and publications