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ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is the knowledge base for teaching. Resources in ERIC come from many sources and most are peer-reviewed. The materials come from: 

  • Scholarly organizations
  • Professional organizations
  • Commercial publishers
  • Research centers
  • Policy organizations
  • State and Federal agencies
  • University presses
  • Individual researchers

You can find articles on:

  • Foundations of education
  • Teacher competencies
  • Teacher education
  • Teacher knowledge
  • Teaching qualifications
  • Teaching experience
  • Teaching as occupation
  • Teaching skills

The types of materials included are: 

  • Journal articles
  • Books
  • Research syntheses
  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Thesis and dissertations
  • Technical reports
  • Policy papers
  • other education-related materials

ERIC digest

What are ERIC digests? And how are they accessed?

“ERIC Digests are: 

  • short reports (1,000 - 1,500 words) on topics of prime current interest in education. There are a large variety of topics covered including teaching, learning, libraries, charter schools, special education, higher education, home schooling, and many more.
  • targeted specifically for teachers, administrators, policymakers, and other practitioners, but generally useful to the broad educational community. 
  • designed to provide an overview of information on a given topic, plus references to items providing more detailed information. 
  • produced by the former 16 subject-specialized ERIC Clearinghouses, and reviewed by experts and content specialists in the field. 
  • funded by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), of the U.S. Department of Education (ED). 
  • Access this searchable site at