Policy & Practice - A Development Education Review



Submission Guidelines

Policy & Practice: A Development Education Review is a biannual, peer reviewed, open access, online journal published by the Centre for Global Education, a non-governmental development organisation based in Belfast. It aims to celebrate and promote good practice in development education and to debate the shifting policy context in which it is delivered. It provides a space for education practitioners to critically reflect on their practice, share new research and engage in debate with their peers. Each issue of the journal features in-depth contributions on key aspects of development education such as pedagogical innovation, research, methodologies, monitoring and evaluation, the production of resources, enhancing organisational capacity and strategic interventions in education policy. Policy & Practice is informed by values such as social justice, equality and interdependence and is based on the Freirean concept of education as an agent of positive social change.  The journal web site receives in excess of 100,000 visitors per annum from the global North and South and successfully combines quality contributions from academia and civil society. 

The journal features in-depth contributions on aspects of development education practice such as methodologies, monitoring and evaluation, resources and training, enhancing organisational capacity, and strategic interventions in education and sectoral practice.

Each issue has a theme which will be addressed by four to six main articles (Focus section). Other regular sections in each journal include shorter articles (Perspectives), discussion features (Viewpoints), and resource reviews (Reviews). In addition to the regular calls for contributors, we invite articles on any topic relating to development education. We ask that you submit a précis of the proposed article to the Editor and it will be given due consideration for publication in a relevant issue.

There are no charges for submission to, publication in, or access to Policy & Practice. Once published, your article will be available for anyone to read or download without charge. 

Briefs for Contributors

Please send your articles to:

Stephen McCloskey (Managing Editor)
Centre for Global Education
9 University Street
Email: stephen@centreforglobaleducation.com
Tel: (0044) 2890 241879

Please do not hesitate to contact the Editor if you have any questions regarding these guidelines or the journal in general: stephen@centreforglobaleducation.com

Policy and Practice Issue 29: Call for Contributors

Gender and Development Education

Centre for Global Education is inviting contributions to Issue 29 of our bi-annual, peer reviewed, open access journal Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review on the theme: “Gender and Development Education”.  Against the backdrop of a particularly invigorating year in 2018 with the #MeToo movement globally and the Centenary of the Suffragette and Repeal the 8th movements in Ireland, we are interested in exploring the links between gender and development education.  Contributions may address, but need not be restricted to, some of the following topics.

  •          The significance (or not) of gender within development education;
  •          The construction and representation of gender in development policy / curricula / organisations / practice;
  •          The influence of theories of feminism and masculinity on theories and practices of development education;
  •          The relevance of development education in transforming gender power relations – e.g. GBV activism and campaigns like #MeToo and #ThisIsNotConsent;
  •          Examples of good practice – e.g. the use of gender analysis in development education policy and practice.

Authors interested in submitting an article should send a 300 word précis to journal editor, Stephen McCloskey, email: stephen@centreforglobaleducation.com. The submission date for commissioned articles is Friday, 26 July 2019.


There are four kinds of article published in Policy and PracticeFocus articles are peer reviewed, between 3,500 and 6,000 words, and should have a strong critical analysis of their topic.  The second is a Perspectives article which is 2,000 – 4,000 words in length and is normally more descriptive, addressing an aspect of practice.  Viewpoint articles are designed to provoke debate a given topic and more subjective in the presentation of their argument.  Resource review articles are 1,000-2,000 words in length and offer an opinion of a new book, film, teaching resource or online site on development issues.

Policy and Practice is funded by Irish Aid: 


The views expressed in Policy and Practice can in no way be considered to be the official opinion of Irish Aid.

For further information contact:
Stephen McCloskey
Centre for Global Education
9 University Street