04 EGR Brief notes


Although we have already discussed some details regarding the Journal, there are still a few to be defined:

-  The Journal will be published in three issues a year, although there will be possibilities for widespread participation on the Ágora space between issues.

-  The Journal is bilingual in Spanish and English, but quality participation in other languages, which would be translated into the two principal languages, cannot be ruled out.

-  The Journal will always attempt to have seven themes for contributions, but these may vary freely depending on the needs at a given time and the specific issue:

Four channels for articles:

1. Basic research: This section will include research on diverse approaches to Global Development Education, regarding both specific and holistic issues, which enables us to expand our views on educational performance in Global Development Education.

2. Appropriate methodologies: This section contains studies related to specific methodologies for the presentation or the outcome of applying Global Development Education.  

3. Assessment and standardisation: We have created a specific section for this area, due to the needs identified in the sector. It responds to questions such as how we know that both teachers and pupils are learning with our practice in Global Development Education, rather than accountability, which often focuses our needs on assessment.

4. Perspectives, approaches and creativity: This section endeavours to look toward the future and analyse trends and channels regarding Global Development Education and all the aspects related to it. We view this analysis and forward thinking through a prism of creativity that questions hegemonic thinking and affords new perspectives on both specific and general issues.

 Three appendices:

1.       Reviews of publications by international bodies: Finally, there are increasing numbers of publications by different international bodies. This section will provide a summary and remarks on the approaches offered in them.

2.       Reviews of international events: We are aware of the fact that the sector is active around the world. This is meant to be an open window on the trends and debates that are taking place.

3.       Reviews of books and publications: There are also increasing numbers of publications on our topics. Here, we intend to provide an interesting proposal for reading to support our research.

- Contributions to the journal bear a limited Creative Commons license, which allows the use of our articles by citing the author and source, although it does not permit them to be used for commercial purposes, or modified in any way. On certain special occasions, if the contribution is worthy, we will work with contributions and documents with copyrights held by other funds, always with their approval.

- We will also strive to have the Journal included in numerous quality indexes.


If the Journal’s priorities are accuracy and quality, for The Ágora the most important aspects are participation, beginning with modest research proposals.

If the Journal’s Editorial Board ensures the general principles of quality and accuracy, The Ágora is a free space for participation, where the following is important:

-  Sharing research, experiences and methodologies about any type of Utopian Dimension.

-  Commenting on the different initiatives, issues and suggestions of the participants and the journalists.

-  Contributing suggestions, publications, papers from events, etc.

-  Promoting the creation of work and discussion groups.

-  Recruiting research associates in any of the target profiles, etc.

-  Promoting new ideas in the educational research sphere for global development, and so on.


To achieve this, The Ágora is structured on three simple levels:

-  The Events Area: Events from around the world that are linked to Education for Global Development are published here. Conferences, symposiums, congresses, large meetings, etc. The idea is to inform, but more importantly, to highlight what is going on in the sector, what the current trends are, what we are working on. Please send an email to pilar@feremadrid.com, either in English or Spanish and let us know about an event. We’ll take care of the rest.

-  The Library Area: Here we will post documents linked to Education for Global Development covering any time period. In particular we will post historical or currently relevant documents, official documents from public or private bodies or international groups and networks. If the document is only available in one language we will attempt to translate it to the other principal language. If you wish for us to post a document you need only attach it to an email and send it to pilar@feremadrid.com. Documents can be searched for via different criteria, such as language, date it was posted or topic.

-  The “Your Research” Area is an open area composed of blog contributions. Any Ágora or Journal researcher can take part (see section “How to participate”). You must have requested to join the Researchers Network. You can do this by following the instructions in the aforementioned section.