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ASCD Journals

A guide for Educational Leadership students to use in locating information from ASCD publications.

ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

ASCD was founded in 1943 with the launch of the journal Educational Leadership.

According to the ASCD website, "ASCD is dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading so that every child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. Comprising 115,000 members—superintendents, principals, teachers, and advocates from more than 128 countries—the ASCD community also includes 51 affiliate organizations."

ACSD Journals

  • ASCD Express - a free electronic newsletter published by ASCD. The newsletter began in 2005 and is published twice a month.  You may subscribe and receive directly or you may review the issues on the ASCD site.
  • ASCD SmartBrief - This is a another newsletter that is free to everyone. It is published daily and provides, "a daily snapshot of the education community with news from Education Week, The Washington Post, and other leading sources" (ASCD website). This newsletter is not archived -- you must subscribe to receive this information.
  • Classroom Leadership - Published from 1997 - 2005. Members have access to archived issues on the ASCD website.
  • Curriculum Handbook - Last published in 2005. Issues available to members on the ASCD website.
  • Curriculum Technology Quarterly - Published from 1992 - 2005.  Issues available to members on the ASCD website.
  • Curriculum Update - Published from 1982 - 2005. Issues available to members on the ASCD website.
  • Education Update - This is the official newsletter of ASCD. It is published once each month and focuses on "trends in K-12 education, instructional and leadership practices, and new research that informs learning and teaching. The newsletter also covers association news and events" (ASCD website). Issues are available to MEMBERS on the ASCD website. UCM students have access to this journal from 1/1/2008 to the present in Education Research Complete.
  • Educational Leadership - This is the official journal of ASCD. It is published monthly, September through May. Issues are available to members on the ASCD website. UCM students have access to this journal from 10/01/1943 to the present in Education Research Complete.
  • International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership - This journal continues the Journal of Curriculum and Supervision.  It is available from 01/01/2009 to the present in Education Research Complete.
  • Journal of Curriculum and Supervision - Published from 1985 - 2005 by ASCD. UCM students have access from 01/09/1985 - 06/30/2005 in Education Research Complete.
  • Policy Priorities (formerly InfoBrief) - This newsletter is published quarterly. It provides background and context on current education issues. Members have online access. 
  • Research Brief - Published from 2003 to 2007. Members have access from the ASCD website.

Finding Articles from ASCD Publications

  1. Open EBSCOhost and search Education Research complete suing the above link.
  2. Click on Publications in the menu bar.

  3. Enter the name of the journal where you want to find an article in the SECOND search box. See the example below:
  4. Click on the name of the journal.  When you open the link you should see something similar to this. You should also have a list of years on the far right.
  5. At this point you can use the Search within this publication (directly above publication details) and add a search term or you can browse individual issues by clicking on the year in the right hand column. The method you use will depend on your individual search preferences. If you have a topic in mind Search within this publication is probably the best approach; if you need to look for a topic, browsing an individual issue may be the best approach.