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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. 

Diversity in children's books

A report by SHU researchers calls for more diversity in books for children. 

Harris, C., Stiell, B., & Leather, D. (2019). Time for change: Black and minority ethnic representation in the children’s literature sector. (A report for Arts Council England). Retrieved from 

We have a large collection of children's literature and teaching resources in the library and in recent years we have worked to make our collections more representative of the diversity of children that our student teachers work with.  We are proud of our collections but we are sure that there is much more that we can do.  We welcome suggestions for resources to add to the collections and other ways in which we can improve them.

We created a list for younger readers for Black History Month:

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 on Twitter

Education news feeds

Department for Education

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Guardian Education

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BBC Education

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