Education 3 – 13 was first published in 1973, having been founded by the ‘Primary Schools Research and Development Group’ in the West Midlands. The original aims of the journal were to seek out the central issues and problems of education three to thirteen and subject them to scrutiny in order to improve practice through an on-going debate. The journal has expanded dramatically since then and is now taken by over 3000 institutions around the world and over 300,000 individual articles are downloaded each year.
Despite this dramatic expansion, both the National Executive committee of ASPE and the Board of the journal feel that Education 3-13, now known in full as Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education, has continued to fulfil its original aims by contributing positively to both research and practice over the years since it was first published.
Indeed, Education 3-13 remains one of the few publications dedicated to the work of teachers and other professional groups working with children in the years associated with pre-school, primary, middle and elementary schools. It is now one of the leading journals worldwide with a focus on these age groups and the publication team is proud both of its global reach and the fact that it receives articles from all corners of the world on all aspects of the educational life of young children in a myriad of cultures.
The journal has enjoyed an excellent relationship with its current publisher, Routledge/ Taylor and Francis, and is now published eight times a year, both online and in hard copy, with each issue being 70,000 to 80,000 words in length.
Members of ASPE receive access to the full journal as part of their membership.
I hope that everyone will enjoy reading Education 3-13 and that it will always play a serious role in the twin spheres of academic research and the professional development of all who study and reflect on teaching and learning.
Professor Mark Brundrett
Editor of Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education.
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Professor Mark Brundrett, Editor of Education 3-13 talks about the strengths of the journal, some of the issues and concerns that have been discussed in the journal, and his aspirations for the future of the journal.
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Applying MacKinnon’s 4Ps to foster creative thinking and creative behaviours in kindergarten children (PDF)
Vassiliki Riga & Elena Chronopoulou
Exploring a national book-gifting scheme: parents’ and children’s reactions (PDF)
D. Wray & J. Medwell
Outdoor Learning: pupils’ experiences and teachers’ interaction in outdoor learning (PDF)
Barbara Humberstone & Ina Stan
Reforming Ontario Early Learning: A Review (PDF)
T.G. Ryan & G. Date
Transnational Comparisons of Teacher Expectation of Mathematical Functional Ability in Early Years and Key Stage 1 pupils – A Study Undertaken in Hong Kong and England (PDF)
Professor Liz Browne & Dr Richard Wong
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