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Research Papers & Journals

UNESCO contributes to research on global education through a number of working papers, policy papers, and journals. This includes such paper series as the Education Research and Foresight (ERF) Working Papers, the Global Education Monitoring Report Policy Papers, as such journals as the International Review of Education: The Journal of Lifelong Learning, and Prospects; The Comparative Journal of Curriculum, Learning, and Assessment.


The Education Research and Foresight (ERF) Working Papers propose critical policy analyses and think pieces on global education. The papers provide conceptual clarifications and insights into education, learning and knowledge in an increasingly complex world characterized by a blurring of boundaries between global and local and between public and private. The series is designed for education policy analysts, researchers, advocates and practitioners. Available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish.

Just published

DIGITAL LEARNING ASSESSMENTS AND BIG DATA:Implications for teacher professionalism  

Claire Wyatt-Smith, Bob Lingard, and Elizabeth Heck
Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education, Australian Catholic University

Consult the full series here



The International Review of Education – Journal of Lifelong Learning (IRE) is a peer-reviewed journal of education that publishes research articles on lifelong learning policy and practice. Special consideration is given to papers on adult education, non-formal education and literacy, or on formal education viewed through the lens of lifelong learning.


Prospects provides comparative and international perspectives on key current issues in curriculum, learning, and assessment. The principal features of the journal are the innovative and critical insights it offers into the equitable provision of quality and relevant education for all; and the cross-disciplinary perspectives it engages, drawing on a range of domains that include culture, development, economics, ethics, gender, inclusion, politics, sociology, sustainability, and education.