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International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning

The Development Education Research Centre (DERC) founded the International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning in 2008 and DERC Associate Director Clare Bentall remains the Editor. It is published by IOE press as a peer-reviewed, open access bi-annual journal focussing on development education and related concepts. For further information go to the IJDEGL website:

DERC research paper series

DERC authored research reports and journal articles

 DERC books and book chapters

  • Bourn, D. (2020). The Bloomsbury Handbook of Global Education and Learning. Bloomsbury: London, UK
  • Bourn, D. (2018). Understanding Global Skills for 21st Century Professions. Palgrave Macmillan: London, UK.
  • Bourn, D. (2014). The Theory and Practice of Development Education: A pedagogy for global social justice. Routledge: Abingdon, UK
  • Blum, N. (2012). Education, community engagement and sustainable development: negotiating environmental knowledge in Monteverde, Costa Rica. Dordrecht: Springer

DERC supported research

  • Colette Cotton (2018). A study exploring the sustainability of global learning in schools. GLP Innovation Fund Research Paper no. 7
  • Jane Yates (2018). How can the Philosopher’s Backpack enrich critical global thinking? GLP Innovation Fund Research Paper no. 6
  • Jen Simpson (2018). Participatory Pedagogy in Practice: Using effective participatory pedagogy in classroom practice to enhance pupil voice and educational engagement. GLP Innovation Fund Research Paper no. 5
  • Ben Ballin, Ann McGuire and Laura Murphy (2018). Towards an understanding of the contribution of global learning to the wellbeing and mental health of young people with special educational needs. GLP Innovation Fund Research Paper no. 4
  • Margaret Lewis (2016). A study of a focused, critical approach to pupils' images and perceptions of Africa. GLP Innovation Fund Research Paper no. 3
  • Simpson, J. (2016). A study to investigate, explore and identify successful 'interventions' to support teachers in a transformative move from a charity mentality to a social justice mentality. GLP Innovation Fund Paper no. 2. London: GLP
  • Heuberger, M. (2014). 'Worldmindedness' and Development Education: A Teacher Voice. GLP Innovation Fund Paper no. 1, London: GLP.
  • Pasha, A. (2014). Global Citizenship in Pakistan: A Brief
  • Trewby, J. (2012). 'What is the UK Global Justice Movement and how do individuals engage with it?'

Global Education Digest

The Global Education Digest is a project to provide a regularly updated bibliography of academic and research materials relevant to the field of global education. It is compiled by DERC on behalf of Global Education Network Europe, as part of the Academic Network on Global Education & Learning project.

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DERC produced similar ‘Development Education Digest’ annually from 2010 – 2015. Please email us if you want to access them.

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