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Education and Autism


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Welcome to the subject guide for Education and Autism.  This guide is designed to direct you to the essential resources for your subject. The guide has been compiled by your Subject Librarian.

The guide has been divided into different sections such as books,  journals and other resources. When selected, each of these tabs expands to give you a further menu with more specific options such as prize winning books or library databases that will help you find the latest research

This guide covers the core resources you need for day-to-day study and research.  However, you may sometimes find other subject guides useful for related topics. 

Early Career Hub: Chartered College of Teaching:

Essential resources for trainee teachers and education students

The Early Career Hub contains articles, interactive content and high-quality classroom footage created by teachers and academics, aligned to the Early Career Framework and Teachers’ Standards and tailored to the needs of early career teachers.

The Early Career Hub is available free to all student teachers and students on postgraduate courses related to education, and discounted for NQT members of the Chartered College and for teaching assistants and school support staff.  

Membership is free for trainee teachers and PG education students – for 12 months, or until you finish your course, whichever is longer. NQT membership is  £2 a month.  Teaching Assistant/support membership £1.25 a month.  Prices may change, last checked December 2023.

Meanwhile, Back in the Library...

Meanwhile, Back in the Library...  Was an exhibition and series of events in the library to celebrate the richness and value of comics.  The exhibition is over but you can find out more about how comics can be used for teaching and learning, and for working with children, from the exhibition website. Here is a small selection of great comic books from our collections:

Key library databases for education

These are the most used education databases.  Use them to find the latest research in education and related subjects.  Go to Education journals, Autism journals and Research pages for a wider choice of databases.

Education news feeds

Department for Education

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Guardian Education

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BBC Education

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