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Education Research

A guide to starting points in education research at Queen's University, Kingston.

Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE)

csse logo"The Canadian Society for the Study of Education is the largest organization of professors, students, researchers and practitioners in education in Canada. CSSE is the major national voice for those who create educational knowledge, prepare teachers and educational leaders, and apply research in the schools, classrooms and institutions of Canada. Founded in 1972, the bilingual CSSE is an umbrella organization consisting of several national constituent associations." (CSSE web site).

Journal:  Canadian Journal of Education (open access)

Audience: Educators and educational researchers

American Educational Research Association

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From the AERA site:

The American Educational Research Association (AERA), founded in 1916, is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results



American Educational Research Journal

Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis

Educational Researcher

Journal of Educational & Behaviorial Statistics

Review of Educational Research

Review of Research in Education  (annual) Print copies are shelved in the Reference Collection up to 2015. After that, online only.

The AERA site also hosts an Online Paper Repository that includes papers presented at Annual Meetings since 2010.

AERA Ed-Talks

AERA Ed-Talk Videos and Fact SheetsNew from the AERA:  Ed-Talks Videos and Ed-Talk Fact Sheets -- packaging research evidence for policy-leaders.


  • how do people learn in today's information & technology rich world?
  • how can increasingly diverse schools optimize the learning needed to navigate this world?
  • how can policy and practice foster equitable outcomes for all students?

Check them out!

Canadian Education Association (CEA)

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"As a thought and action leader, CEA supports governments, school districts, faculties of education and other stakeholders across Canada – networks of ‘thinkers and doers’ in the education research, policy, and practice fields, and outside of education in the not-for-profit and business sectors. CEA’s membership and other active networks include governments, school districts, parents, teachers, universities, and individual researchers, as well as private sector and community organizations." (CEA web site)

Journal:  Education Canada. Audience:  Educators across Canada

Research & Reports pertaining to issues in education in a Canadian context are also freely available on the Education Canada site.