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Literacy and Reading Education: Journals

This research guide was created to support students in the Literacy and Reading Education masters program.

Recommended Journals for Research in Reading Education

Journals of the International Reading Association (IRA)

Reading Research Quarterly (primarily experimental research studies)

The Reading Teacher (preschool-middle school)

Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (secondary education)

Thinking Classroom (international journal of theory and practice)

Lectura y Vida (literary in the Spanish-speaking world)

Journals of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

Research in the Teaching of English (research journal)

Language Arts (preschool-middle school theory and practice mainly)

English Journal (secondary theory and practice primarily)

College Composition and Communication (research articles)

College English (theory and practice)

English Education (teacher education across levels) 

Journals of the California Reading Association (CRA)
Research in the Teaching of English (research journal)

The California Reader (a quarterly publication; focus on California; mainly theory to practice articles, teacher-as-researcher pieces, and opinion pieces, K-12) 

Journals of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Young Children (birth to 8; primarily theory to practice articles but also includes good research reviews)

Journals of the American Educational Research Association (AERA)

American Educational Research Journal

Review of Educational Research

Journals of SAGE Publications

Journal of Early Childhood Literacy

Journal of Literacy Research

More Journal Resources

The Advocate (includes both theory to practice articles on children’s literature and discussion of policy issues)

Education Index (reference for education related articles)

ERIC (another library reference on education materials; the source for non-published government reports and conference papers)

Current Index to Journals in Education (house in the ERIC database)

Resources in Education (RIE) (indexed in the ERIC database)

-compiled by Dr. Rosario Ordoñez-Jasis, updated June 2012

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