ASPE - Association for the Study of Primary Education

Welcome to ASPE

ASPE was founded in the belief that one of the best ways to advance primary education is through professional collaboration and action.
It is open to all involved in primary education. We are here to encourage a considered and well researched perspective that will enable all children in primary education to get a better deal.

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Forthcoming Events

Read about our upcoming ASPE events in 2016

Our journal

Journal Cover: Education 3-13

Education 3-13 - International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education is the major international publication of the Association for the Study of Primary Education (ASPE).

The defining feature of the journal is that it aims to publish refereed articles representing the highest quality research and analysing practice relating to children between the ages of 3-13, both in the UK and internationally.

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Join ASPE and receive a free subscription to Education 3-13 as well as opportunities to networks that promote reflective primary practice.

ASPE members are early years and primary practitioners, local authority advisers and consultants, university teachers and independent educators. These include cutting edge writers, researchers and innovators of national and international repute.

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Building Research into Primary Schools
Manchester Metropolitan University
June 9 2016
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Poverty, Inequality and Educational Attainment: What difference does local collaboration make?
Keele Hall, Staffordshire
July 7 2016
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Reading Comprehension
Nottingham University
September 22 2016

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ASPE's Values & Beliefs 2012

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