The body of English-language literature concerned with social pedagogy has been growing substantially since the early 2000s. Below we have listed the key books, research reports and journal articles on social pedagogy, as well as the major journals in this discipline. Please note that these are ordered alphabetically, with links included where possible. Enjoy the read!
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The International Journal of Social Pedagogy is a fully peer-reviewed, open access journal publishing articles on social pedagogy. IJSP seeks to make a substantial contribution to the international discourse on social pedagogy and its evolution in the UK. The journal has been jointly developed by ThemPra and the Centre for Understanding Social Pedagogy at the UCL Institute of Education and is currently published by UCL Press. It has been praised for being ‘at the forefront of developing a scholarship in social pedagogy in an English language context, attracting a mix of local and well-known international contributors’. Articles in IJSP reflect the cross-cultural perspectives of a wide range of social pedagogical traditions and provide a deeper disciplinary understanding. Drawing on various forms of knowledge production we encourage both rigorous original contributions about theory and research in social pedagogy and articles as well as articles that reflect social pedagogical perspectives in practice settings throughout the United Kingdom and globally.
Sociální pedagogika | Social Education (SocEd) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal embracing social education within the broad framework of the area of education and development of children, youth and adults. Regarding the scientific article, the journal is open to various theoretical concepts and methodological preferences (quantitative, qualitative, mixed methodology design) if they bring new results and interesting views. Beside theoretical and empirical studies on ongoing and completed research, SocEd publishes book reviews and information on scientific activities in the field of social education. Upon publication in SocEd, the author automatically appears in major databases with proofreading covered by publisher, DOI and CrossMark.
Books on Social Pedagogy:
The body of literature on social pedagogy available in English is growing rapidly. Below we’ve listed our 10 most favourite books on social pedagogy.
Reports on Social Pedagogy:
Several evaluations and reports have examined the potential and actual benefits that social pedagogy can bring where services have introduced it. Comparisons between the different reports further highlight that the most successful strategies are underpinned by social pedagogical principles themselves. Our top 5 recommended reports are highlighted in bold.
Journal Articles on Social Pedagogy:
There is an increasing range of articles on social pedagogy published in academic journals and professional magazines. Below we have brought together our 10 favourite articles and included links taking you through to each paper.