Encyclopedia of Education

Encyclopedia of Education

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Baker & Taylor
"The first edition, published in 1971, served for the past three decades as the most comprehensive reference source on education. The revised version proves a worthy successor. Its eight volumes contain over 850 articles written or reworked by more than 1,000 contributors. Nearly every article has been completely rewritten, with many new topics added. The six appendixes include information on achievement tests, state departments of education, legislation and court cases important to the field of education, and a 138-page index."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.Presents more than eight hundred articles on education in the United States and the rest of the world, including such topics as elementary and higher education, organizations, teacher preparation, and educational policy.

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Editor Guthrie (public policy and education, Vanderbilt U.) retains the mission of the 1971 edition, which is cited in Guide to Reference Books : to comprehensively describe education in the US and the rest of the world. This edition has been completely rewritten, especially with regard to education's most changed aspects in the last 30 years: technology, and international developments. The 850 articles range from 500 to 5,000 words and address topics in K-12 and higher education, policy and legislation, educational organizations, learning and instruction, out-of-school influences, teacher preparation, and testing. There are also 121 biographies of education figures from Plato to Alice Miel, Jane Addams to Ernest Boyer. International education is treated in regions rather than nations and compared in entries such as "Accreditation in an International Context, Higher Education." Articles are signed by authors (nearly 900 in all) and are cross-referenced. Important features of the Encyclopedia are an outline of contents by category, a selection of primary education documents, a list of common standardized tests, departments of education with contact information, internet resources, and a bibliography of classic texts in the field. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Macmillan Reference USA, c2003
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780028656021
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Branch Call Number: R 370.3 ENC
Characteristics: 8 v. (lxxv, 3357 p.) : ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Guthrie, James W.

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