The SDGs pave the path for achieving a better and more sustainable future for all. They deal with global issues like poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace, justice, and education.
One of ScienceOpen’s work philosophies is making information and knowledge accessible and available to everyone. Agenda2030’s Sustainable Development Goal 4 is based on a similar philosophy.
SDG4 aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Our #ExploreSDGs campaign seeks to promote SDG progress through scientific research, and this time we would like to highlight research and scientific work on the topic of quality education, also known as SDG4.
Equal access for all to equitable and quality education
The Peter Lang Group collection, a recent addition to our network, provides a glimpse into Peter Lang’s editorial program, representing over 50 years of expertise in publishing high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences.
This collection of educational book and book chapter titles represents a diverse range of perspectives, best practices, and high-quality research from around the world.
With over 1,400 titles published each year in German, English, and French, as well as a variety of other languages, ranging from traditional print products to eBooks and Open Access publications, the Peter Lang Group remains committed to providing top-quality publishing services to Higher Education institutions and academics, with a total commitment to the global dissemination of academic research. Explore more titles on the topic of education in the lists below:
Highlighted Books by Peter Lang:
- Learning to Teach in Underserved Schools: A Socio-constructivist Perspective
- Challenges in Education: Policies, Practice and Research
- Critical Thinking in Higher Education and Labour Market
- Stacking Stories: Exploring the Hinterland of Education
Highlighted book chapters:
- Sentiments, Attitudes and Concerns about Inclusive Education of Pre-Primary Education Students
- Exploring Diversity in Special Education: A Participatory Action Research with Photovoice
- Out-of-school language learning and educational equity
- Efficiency of the Use of ICT in Teaching Activities
The London Review of Education (LRE) is a fully open-access, peer-reviewed journal published by UCL Press that offers a wide range of perspectives on all aspects of education. It is free to read and write for; no article processing fees apply.
LRE is a broad-reaching journal that publishes rigorous analysis and significant research across key themes in education using a variety of methodologies.
Through an independent, anonymous peer-review process, we ensure the highest quality of reporting and presentation. Once accepted, articles appear in the next issue, avoiding publication delays. LRE, as an entirely web-based open-access journal, allows for the inclusion of illustrative video clips, color photos, and illustrations.
- Student dropout in upper secondary education in Norway: A challenge to the principles of the welfare state?
- Affirmative action, gender equity and university admissions – Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania
- Educational opportunity: the geography of access to higher education
- Measuring inequalities in higher education: a politics of science
- Student-centredness in urban schools in China
Our diverse collections address the issue of equitable education access from various angles. Many of our collections are devoted to medical education, research and statistics on various educational systems and case studies, an interdisciplinary approach to incorporating social sciences and humanities research, social and behavioral research in educational systems, and so on.
A simple search for the term ‘education’ yields over 1.2 million search results for you to explore.
Amsterdam University Press Books is a leading scholarly publisher in Humanities and Social Sciences, featuring plenty of book titles on topics of education, equity in education, and addressing challenges of different education systems around the world.
Amsterdam University Press’ goal is to make current research available to scholars, students, innovators, and the general public. AUP stands for scholarly excellence, global presence, and international academic community engagement.
- Accessing Technical Education in Modern Japan
- Economy Studies : A Guide to Rethinking Economics Education
- Academic Skills for Interdisciplinary Studies : Revised Edition
- Migrant Penalties in Educational Achievement : Second-generation Immigrants in Western Europe
- Meaningful Assessment in Interdisciplinary Education : A Practical Handbook for University Teachers
Technology, Mind, and Behavior (TMB) is an open access, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published by the American Psychological Association. TMB publishes original work in the field of human-technology interaction, with a focus on individual or group human behavior, featuring different papers on the topic of education and especially the improvement of online education.
- Toward More Effective and Equitable Learning: Identifying Barriers and Solutions for the Future of Online Education
- Young Children’s Mathematics Learning From Same-Gender and Other-Gender Intelligent Character Prototypes
- Impact of Video-Mediated Online Social Presence and Observance on Cognitive Performance
- Accessibility of Educational Virtual Reality for Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- When Online Courses Became the Student Union: Technologies for Peer Interaction and Their Association With Improved Outcomes During COVID-19
Eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for all
The London Review of Education collection includes a special series on Decolonizing the School Curriculum, which focuses on attempts to pivot educational systems toward decolonizing national school curricula in the UK and elsewhere. This special series focuses on efforts to address global protests and put pressure on governments to resolve discrimination embedded in school curricula, thus decolonizing and diversifying education.
- Decolonising curriculum in education: continuing proclamations and provocations
- Decolonisation of curriculum: the case of language education policy in Nepal
- The rebirth of the call for antiracism in schools: learning from the past
- Decolonial approaches to school curriculum for Black, Indigenous and other students of colour
The collections by JMIR Publications: JMIR: Digital Health Collection and JMIR: Research Protocols feature different research papers and protocols, on topics of awareness-raising and improvement of access to medical education and knowledge, addressing current disparities affecting women or minorities in different contexts.
Discover the topic of Quality Education in the JMIR collections, where you can find titles similar to:
- Expanding Opportunities for Professional Development: Utilization of Twitter by Early Career Women in Academic Medicine and Science
- Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Education Using a Virtual Environment in Sexual-Minority Men of Color With HIV: Protocol for a Sequential, Mixed Method, Waitlist Randomized Controlled Trial
- mHealth Technology Use and Implications in Historically Underserved and Minority Populations in the United States: Systematic Literature Review
- Augmented, Mixed, and Virtual Reality-Based Head-Mounted Devices for Medical Education: Systematic Review
- The Use of Social Media for Health Promotion in Hispanic Populations: A Scoping Systematic Review
Other highlighted titles in this context:
- Navigating Education in the Context of COVID-19 Lockdowns and School Closures: Challenges and Resilience Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women in South Africa – COVID-19 Research in and about Africa
- Crossing the Threshold: Enhancing Opportunities for Practical Enquiry in School Science through Threshold Concepts – The Buckingham Journal of Education
- Open Learning as a Means of Advancing Social Justice: Cases in Post-School Education and Training in South Africa – African Minds
- Working Towards Open: Opening Post-School Education in South Africa through Alternative Access Routes – African Minds
- Managing Effectively in Academia: A Guide to Good Practice for Academic Managers and Leaders in Higher Education – Sunway University Press
- Developing Educators for The Digital Age – University of Westminster Press Books
- Learning Legacies: Archive to Action through Women’s Cross-Cultural Teaching – Michigan Publishing
- Digital Tools in Urban Schools: Mediating a Remix of Learning – Michigan Publishing
Through its infrastructure, ScienceOpen can create an innovative channel to increase submissions to your journal and provide an appealing showcase for topical content in a form of a collection. Our solutions respond to rapidly developing scientific developments and a rapidly changing digital landscape.
EFORT Open Reviews provides high-quality instructional review articles across the whole field of orthopedics and traumatology. A great opportunity for more quality research and results in the field of medical education. Peer-reviewed articles in the EFORT collection, from international experts, summarize current knowledge and practice in orthopaedics, with the aim of providing systematic coverage of the field.
- Complications in humeral shaft fractures – non-union, iatrogenic radial nerve palsy, and postoperative infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis
- Acute spontaneous spinal subdural hematoma presenting with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: a rare case report and literature review
- Torsional deformities and overuse injuries: what does the literature tell us
Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development
The collection of UCL Press on ScienceOpen includes many journals that address education topics in various fields, such as history education, film education, development education and global learning, etc. Most of the titles addressing topics related to SDG4 can be found in their collection dedicated to SDG4, of which only a few are highlighted below:
- How Contextual Constraints Shape Midcareer High School Teachers’ Stress Management and Use of Digital Support Tools: Qualitative Study
- Do children with reading difficulties benefit from instructional game supports? Exploring children’s attention and understanding of feedback
- The effectiveness and impact on performance of pharmacy-related competency development frameworks: A systematic review and meta-analysis
- Challenging career models in higher education: the influence of internal career scripts and the rise of the “concertina” career
Other highlighted titles by UCL Press’
- Relationships between adolescent students’ reading skills, historical content knowledge and historical reasoning ability – History Education Research Journal
- Digital learning in European history education: Political visions, the logics of schools and teaching practices – History Education Research Journal
- A decolonising approach to genre cinema studies – Film Education Journal
- De-marginalising and de-centering film studies in bodies, places and on screens – Film Education Journal
- The contribution of empathy-based pedagogy in global citizenship education: Kazakhstani context– International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning
- The contribution of knowing practice to the theory–practice ‘divide’ in global learning – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning
Another collection curated around the topic covered by SDG4 is the Emerald Quality Education for All collection, which aims to help researchers share their work and collaborate to find ways to bridge divides so that everyone has equal access to quality education. Emerald, a leading social science publisher, is currently utilizing all of its resources to further promote the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Below we present just a glimpse of the content that you can explore in this collection:
- Educating Tomorrow : Learning for the Post-Pandemic World
- Development of distance education in Chinese higher education in perspectives of accessibility, quality and equity under COVID-19
- Incubating innovation in university settings: building entrepreneurial mindsets in the future generation of innovative emerging market leaders
- Do learning organizations learn? Higher education institutions and pandemic response strategies
- Curriculum Making in Europe: Policy and Practice within and Across Diverse Contexts
Keeping the conversation on the future of education going
The COOL Knowledge Series looks into the use of ‘open learning’ in South African Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges and universities.
The papers in this collection aim to promote a better understanding of open learning practices across the Post-School Education and Training (PSET) sector, including issues such as: recognition of prior learning, access for students with disabilities, work integrated learning, professional development, novel student funding mechanisms, leadership for open educational practices, and institutionalization of open educational practices.
- Disability Access: Opening TVET Education in South Africa through an Inclusive Approach to Students with Disabilities
- Access to Success: Opening Higher Education in South Africa through Community Fundraising
- Blended Learning: Opening Post-School Education in South Africa through Innovative Pedagogy
- Recognition of Prior Learning: Opening Higher Education in South Africa through Optimal Inclusion
- From Communities of Practice to the LSS: The Role of Imagination in TVET Lecturer Support – ScienceOpen
Apart from our numerous book and journal collections, ScienceOpen’s network features plenty of conference material, discussions, and reviews, covering different topics of accessibility, equal opportunities in education, and overcoming current challenges around the world.
A special mention goes to UNISA’s collection on the 2021 Research and Innovation Open Distance and eLearning Virtual Conference, where you can learn more about the current discussion on opportunities, challenges, and models facing Open Distance and eLearning (ODeL) in a globally connected digital era.
- Supporting ABET Students at Unisa during the Fourth Industrial Revolution
- Perceptions of First-Year Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds on E-Learning at a South African University of Technology
- Distance Teacher Training in Periods of Emergency (Covid-19 Pandemic)
Keep in mind that this year’s conference is still looking for your input on the topic of open and distance learning. Check out the Call for Papers for ODeL 2022 here.
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