The Light on Education Journal was inspired and founded
by Peter Humphries, Chair of CPE,
Dr Harriet Patterson of Liverpool University and Mike Wood of EHP.
The focus of the journal is to shed a critical lens
on our mainstream learning systems and to explore diverse ways of
opening up the educational landscape in practical, conceptual and
Whilst adopting a broadly critical orientation,
LOEJ is not limited to any particular ideological, disciplinary
or methodological position. We welcome interdisciplinary approaches
and are open to exploration of ideas and innovation in presentation.
This journal aims to be something a little different,
being inclusive of academia, but by no means exclusive to it. LOEJ
seeks to develop a multi-level forum for researchers and commentators
originating from schools, colleges, universities and other organisations,
along with independent researchers and scholars.
It seeks to be open,
supportive and focused on accessible and creative communication
with mixed audiences and constituencies.
Our current plan is to also
include none peer reviewed articles and book reviews.
The journal will
therefore be split into two, clearly defined, sections. Peer reviewed
and non-peer reviewed.
The journal will be published by Educational
Heretics Press, which has a long relationship with CPE.
It is a new venture and will develop over time.
We are also embarking on a novel approach to publication.
The journal will initially be published as an annual
Kindle. A kindle will be created and, over the year, articles
will be added to it. Those purchasing the journal can freely and
repeatedly download their purchase to their Kindle device
thus updating it over the year. To access the following years journal
readers will need to make another purchase.
At the end of each year the journal will remain available
for purchase but a new journal created for the following year for
us to repeat the process for that year.
Purchases of any individual Kindle version of the
journal will effectively be an annual subscription to that years
volume of the journal.
Additionally, at the end of each year we will publish a paper version
of the kindle covering that years journal articles.
Our aim in this endeavour is to ensure the journal
is achieve a global reach, available to as wide a readership
as possible at as low a cost as possible.
Kindles can be read on a wide range of devices including
apple/mac, windows and Android by downloading
a free app from Amazon.
Alternatively, Amazon sell a range of devices, some
of which are specifically
designed as Kindle readers.
It is also possible to purchase devices from second
hand suppliers on Ebay and on the high street.
It is also possible to log in to your Amazon account
for free via computers often available at your local Library.
It is not therefore necessary to make an investment
in expensive kit to read your Kindle.