The Greenwood Dictionary of Education

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Greenwood Press, 2003 - Education - 431 pages

The first of its kind since the 1980s, this book provides authoritative definitions for more than 2,600 terms that apply to educational research, practice, and theory. The overall focus is on the most critical terms in education as used by current practitioners, yet references to significant historical events in education are also included.

Each of the definitions is 25-250 words and has been written by a knowledgeable practitioner or researcher in the field. Included are acronyms and initialisms commonly used in the field, names and descriptions of relevant organizations, and important legal decisions relating to education. An extensive bibliography provides useful sources for further research. This reference work will be valuable for professionals in the K-12 setting, students of education, and educators and researchers in colleges of education. Librarians at academic, public, and school libraries will find the dictionary immensely useful in interpreting education terminology.

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About the author (2003)

JOHN W. COLLINS III is Librarian of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a member of the Faculty of Education. He directs the Monroe C. Gutman Library, which maintains significant collections in the field of education and provides a full range of research support services to the scholarly community. Collins is a specialist in information technology and serves on a number of national boards and task forces. He recently completed work designing a new National Library of Education and is currently consulting with the U.S. Department of Education in developing and implementing the National Education Network.

NANCY PATRICIA O'BRIEN is Head of the Education and Social Science Library at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and Professor of Library Administration. She was named the Distinguished Education and Behavioral Sciences Librarian in 1997 by the Association of College and Research Libraries. She served as Chair of the Executive Committee of the National Education Network, the outreach arm of the National Library of Education, from 1998 to 2002. In addition to her latest book, Education: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources, second edition (Libraries Unlimited, 2000), Professor O'Brien has written articles and presented papers on the history, organization, management, and preservation of education and testing resources in libraries.

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