Policy and Practice

Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review is the flagship publication of the Centre for Global Education and the only journalon global education published in the island of Ireland. It features contributions from practitioners in a range of education settings based in Ireland, Britain, across Europe, North America and the developing world. It is in its seventh year of operation, and is available as an open-access online publication to increase accessibility and global reach. It aims to widen the global education sector’s understanding of the delivery and effectiveness of development education at local and international levels.

Policy and Practice is published bi-annually, and aims to provide a space for practitioners to critically reflect on their practice and discuss the main challenges faced by practitioners such as funding, evaluation and monitoring practice. The journal features in-depth contributions on aspects of global education practice such as research, methodologies, monitoring and evaluation, the production of resources, enhancing organisational capacity, strategic interventions in education,
 and sectoral practice. The journal aims to share research findings, update academics and practitioners on policy developments, celebrate and promote existing 
good practice in global education, inform the work of practitioners in development education and related adjectival education organisations, and to promote global education within the statutory education sector in Ireland.

Each issue of the journal has a theme which is addressed by three to four peer reviewed articles (Focus section). There are also a variety of regular sections in each journal, including shorter articles (Perspectives), discussion features (Viewpoints), and resource reviews (Reviews).
The journal’s designated web site is developmenteducationreview.com. The site has an archive of previous articles and profiles the current issue. It is an excellent resource for educators interested in, or researching, global education and its related areas of activity. 

Contributing Articles 

Policy and Practice Issue 25 Call for Contributors

The Centre for Global Education invites contributions to Issue 25 of our bi-annual, open access, peer reviewed journal Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review. Issue 25 is on the theme ‘Development Education and Human rights’ and will explore the synergies between these closely related ‘adjectival educations’ as we approach the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This issue will examine how these sectors’ shared commitment to active citizenship can help address today’s primary threats to basic human rights. Authors interested in submitting an article should send a 300 word précis by Friday, 7 April 2017 to journal editor, Stephen McCloskey, email: stephen@centreforglobaleducation.com. The submission date for commissioned articles is Monday, 3 July 2017.  For more information on the call please click here.

Latest Issues

Policy and Practice Issue 23 has been published and is available online

Issues 23 of the Centre for Global Education's bi-annual, peer reviewed bi-annual journal, Policy & Practice: A Development Education Review, has been published and is now available online on a new web platform. The theme of this issue is Development Education in the Formal Sector.

This is a special commemorative, tenth anniversary collection of the most cited articles to have been published in the Centre for Global Education’s journal Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review over the past decade.  The journal celebrates and promotes good practice in development education; a radical and transformative educational process that empowers the learner to become actively engaged in efforts to eradicate poverty in justice both locally and globally.  Since 2005, Policy and Practice has become an articulate vehicle for debating inequalities within and between the global North and South, and for encouraging active engagement with the issues underpinning poverty and injustice.  This special collection carries articles by leading scholars in the field who debate issues on the cutting edge of development education practice and the policy environment in which it is delivered.  Policy and Practice debates and affirms the transformative capacity of education to create a more just and equal world and this is an essential collection for anyone interested in exploring the role of education as a means toward progressive social change.
“This special issue of Policy and Practice provides an outstanding view of the state of the field of development education from a range of excellent scholars and practitioners.  Once again, this journal demonstrates its success in supporting educators' understanding of the contested areas and edges of development education theory and practice in many parts of the world”.

Lynette Shultz, Associate Dean, International & Director, Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research, University of Alberta.

Contact details for the journal

For further information on the journal contact:

Stephen McCloskey,
Centre for Global Education,
9 University Street, Belfast BT7 1FY
Email: stephen@centreforglobaleducation.com
Tel: (0044) 2890 241879

Policy and Practice is funded by: