Maya Angelou "It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength."
This summer I've spent some time learning more about options for open access both through educational research journals and university programs. It still seems to me that providing access to research articles is more difficult than it should be. However, there are some great resources and options out there to make research more widely accessible. This is incredibly important in my opinion - if our research isn't accessible to the people who could benefit from it, then what's the point of doing research at all?
Along those lines, here are two recent publications that are available. AERA provided a toll-free hyperlink to make a recent meta-analysis (co-authored with Autumn McIlraith and Carla Wood) more widely accessible. It's wonderful that journals like the Review of Educational Research are making efforts to provide options like this:
Fitton, L., McIlraith, A. L., & Wood, C. L. (2018). Shared book reading interventions with English learners: A meta-analysis. Review of Educational Research. doi: 10.3102/0034654318790909
Toll-free link to article. The final, definitive version is available at http://rer.aera.net.
Copyright © 2018 by American Educational Research Association
The second paper is published in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research and is open-access as an IES-funded project:
Wood, C., Fitton, L., Petscher, Y., Rodriguez, E., Sunderman, G., & Lim, T. (2018). The effect of e-book vocabulary instruction on Spanish-English speaking children. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. doi: 10.1044/2018_JSLHR-L-17-0368
quantitative research. methodology. statistics. diversity. bilingualism. equity. education. assessment. speech-language pathology.