The aim of this page is to post links to any freely available research that is not hidden behind paywalls e.g. Open Access journal articles, conference papers, reports, research digests etc (presented A-Z).
UPDATED November 2016: just added Directory of Open Access Journals + 2 open access journals (links below): International Journal of Adolescence & Youth, Open Review of Educational Research PLUS all links checked/dead links removed.
UPDATED December 2016: New Section created for research carried out by teachers in their own schools/classrooms and published via school journals/other websites etc.
Helpful advice from Dr Dav via her blogpost Finding Research Papers
Research carried out by teachers in their own classrooms/schools
impACT – the Action Research Journal of Impington Village College, UK
Jotter: Journal of Trainee Educational Research (Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge)
Freely Available Research, Digests, Reports etc
BELMAS Publications (free access via free first year membership)
Best Evidence in Brief (University of York, Institute for Effective Education)
Best Evidence in Brief Archive (University of York, Institute for Effective Education)
Cambridge Assessment: Research Matters Special Issue 4: ‘Variations in aspects of writing in 16+ English examinations between 1980 and 2014’ (previous issues also available)
Educational Neuroscience: a teacher’s guide to the good, the bad and the irrelevant (slides and materials from Dorothy Bishop, University of Oxford)
General Teaching Council for Scotland: Current Academic/Practitioner Research (access to some freely available reports etc)
Learning Landscapes (current issue: Spring 2016 (past issues also online in Archives – a peer-reviewed, open access, themed journal that is published twice a year. It works to bridge theory and practice by publishing submissions from individuals who represent the wider educational community—teachers, principals, students, parents, university academics and community leaders – produced in Quebec, Canada)
Learning Policy Institute (USA): Review of Research – Does Teaching Experience increase Teacher Effectiveness?
MESH Guides – supporting professional judgement with evidence (connecting educators with summaries and sources of educational research)
NFER Direct – free email newsletters on NFER’s latest research etc (National Foundation for Educational Research)
OECD (The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development): What’s New at OECD – free monthly e-newsletter highlighting key new books, reports, and statistics from various OECD sources.
On the two cultures of educational research, and how we might move ahead:Reconsidering the ontology,axiology and praxeology of education ECER Keynote by Gert Biesta (direct link to currently free pdf download)
Policy Watch – Pearson UK (policy briefing and updating service on developments in the world of education)
Research in Teacher Education (University of East London, Cass School of Education & Communities)
Teachers College Record (journal of research, analysis, and commentary in the field of education published continuously since 1900 by Teachers College, Columbia University. Free access to some content, $20 individual subscription gets access to everything)
Teacher Leadership (free access to 2014, 2015 & 2016 Conference Papers by university lecturers/academics and school teachers)