DECP Debate

A collection of papers that make significant and original contributions to the field of educational and child psychology.

DECP Debate has the following purposes. It acts as:

  • The voice of the DECP;
  • An organ for the exchange of ideas, interests and views;
  • A vehicle for communicating the concerns of the profession; and
  • An instrument for two-way communication.

Scheduled publication frequency:

  • Four issues a year (March, June, September and December)

Editorial Team:

  • Christopher Arnold
  • Jennifer Greene
  • Frank Pearson
  • Isabella Bernardo
  • Matt Baker
  • Victoria Lewis

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Print ISSN: 1471-5775

Online ISSN: 2396-8680

As the original copyright holder you retain various rights to your work even after you assign copyright to the society.

Unsolicited articles or other items for publication are welcomed. Please send these to [email protected].

The Editorial Team reserves the right not to publish, for whatever reason, or to suggest amendments.

Account should be taken of house style, particularly regarding length, which is a maximum of 3,000 words.

DECP Debate appears four times each year and is distributed free to DECP members at the beginning of March, June, September and December.

The deadline for copy is 10 weeks before publication, except that letters may be accepted up to six weeks before publication.

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DECP Debate 183 September 2022 Monday 18 July 2022
DECP Debate 184 December 2022 Tuesday 18 October 2022
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