Below are some journals, newsletters and article collections that are available online. The first two lists deal with English teaching, while the others contain journals dealing more generally with teaching about global issues, social justice and environmental issues. All of them have extensive, free online archives. If you find another that you feel should be added to this list, please email me.
ESL/EFL and Global Issues
TESL-EJ – A freely-distributed fully-refereed electronic academic journal dealing with teaching English as a second or foreign language.
English Language Teacher Education and Development – An annual journal focused on the professional development of English language teachers.
Internet TESL Journal – Has a lot of articles, materials and lesson plans.
The International Journal of Foreign Language Teaching – A free on-line quarterly journal dedicated to communicating research, articles and helpful information regarding language acquisition to support language teachers.
Reading in a Foreign Language – A fully-refereed free online journal on the theory and practice of reading in a foreign language.
Language Learning & Technology – A refereed journal with extensive online archives available in PDF format.
Language and Environment
George Jacobs has a number of articles on environmental education in an ESL context, along with a number of other ESL-related topics.
C. A. Bowers has a lot of great articles dealing with the greening of education and critical pedagogy.
EcoJustice Education is an online journal that is just getting underway, cofounded by C. A. Bowers.
Language & Ecology is dedicated to research which analyzes language not only within a social context, but also within an ecological context. The main focus is on the links between discursively constructed social reality, ecological sustainability, and environmental justice.
Green Theory & Praxis: The Journal of Ecopedagogy doesn’t have an explicit language focus, but a lot of what they address is relevant to content-based instruction and critical pedagogy. Their archives are freely available, but I’m not sure if they are still publishing new articles. The last issue on their website is from 2009.
The Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies is an e-journal featuring a Marxist analysis of education policy, theory and ideology.
Stephen Krashen’s website features articles looking critically at current issues in literacy education and testing.
The Social Justice Newsletter is published by British Columbia’s Teacher Federation.
The Solidarity, Sustainability, and Non-Violence is a monthly newsletter focused on overcoming “the patriarchal mindset” that underlies many forms of violence.
Human Rights Education in Asian Schools is a series of books looking at the practice of human rights education in this particular context.