Education is of relevance to everyone but it involves a specialised vocabulary and terminology which may be opaque or unfamiliar to those new to the field. The new UK-based Dictionary of Education provides concise and accessible definitions of the terms that anyone studying education, or working in the fieled, is likely to encounter. Coverage includes all sectors of education: pre-school, primary, secondary, and further and higher education, adult and continuing education and work-based learning as well as major legislation, key figures and organizations, and curriculum and assessment terminology. The Dictionary will include entry level web links updated via a companion web site. It includes a fully cross-referenced appendix of comparative terms used in the US, Canada, Australia and other English-language speaking countries.
This is why, he explains, the idea that the matrix does not work still exists today, even among people who should know better. But the matrix has become a necessary form of organization in today's business environment.
Author: John William Collins
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Provides authoritative definitions written by practitioners or researchers for more than 2,600 terms used in educational research, practice, and theory.
This book defines over 3,000 terms from the field of education to assist those charged with teaching students to become global citizens in a rapidly changing, technological society.
Author: John W. Collins
· 3,050 A–Z entries, including over 400 new and revised definitions · 128 contributors from a variety of specialized areas related to education · Three tables and graphs to illustrate specific aspects of mathematics and evaluation in education · An introduction on education terminology by editors John W. Collins and Nancy Patricia O'Brien, distinguished librarians in the study of education · Author attributions for each definition · An extensive, updated bibliography of sources that identify and explain terms used within education
"The Japanese term for mobile phone, keitai [roughly translated as "something you carry with you"], evokes not technical capability or freedom of movement but intimacy and portability, defining a personal accessory that allows constant social connection. Personal, Portable, Pedestrian, the first book-length English-language treatment of mobile communication use in Japan, covers the transformation of keitai from business tool to personal device for communication and play." "The essays in this groundbreaking collection document the emergence, incorporation, and domestication of mobile communications in a wide range of social practices and institutions. The book first considers the social, cultural, and historical context of keitai development, including its beginnings in youth pager use in the early 1990s. It then discusses the virtually seamless integration of keitai use into everyday life, contrasting it to the more escapist character of Internet use on the PC."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: Professor Peter GordonPublish On: 2004-08-02
This is an up-to-date guide for teachers and parents, administrators, governors , students and others to help the find their way about the increasingly complex world of education.
Author: Professor Peter Gordon
This is an up-to-date guide for teachers and parents, administrators, governors , students and others to help the find their way about the increasingly complex world of education. The main section provides a dictionary that is more than a simple set of definitions: many words in education have been put into some kind of historical context to become fully meaningful. The second part gives some important landmarks from the nineteenth century to the present time, and also provides a list of political heads of education since state education was established. The final section is devoted to a list of acronyms and abbreviations, both of which have been the subject of multiple definitions in recent years.
The Dictionary of Education Terms provides students with a one stop destination to the answers for all those "but what does that mean?" questions.
Author: Kathlyn Griffith
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
The Dictionary of Education Terms provides students with a one stop destination to the answers for all those "but what does that mean?" questions. It gives clear and succinct definitions of key terms and theorists, accompanied by practical examples to place them in the 'real life' context. The dictionary contains an abundance of useful terms with meanings that will prove helpful when preparing and writing assignments, seeking clarification and as a ready reference when on school placement.
Covering such areas as learning difficulties, visual impairment, hearing impairment, physical disabilities, gifted children, children from ethnic miniorities and family problems, this work examines aspects of children in stress.
Author: David Blake
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing
This is a reference book on education in England and Wales. It includes information on the National Curriculum, schools, the legal framework of education, and key educational ideas. It contains cross-referencing and a list of abbreviations and acronyms.
The history of women's education in the United States presents a continuous effort to move from the periphery to the mainstream, and this book examines both formal institutions and informal opportunities for girls and women.
Author: Linda Eisenmann
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Social Science
The history of women's education in the United States presents a continuous effort to move from the periphery to the mainstream, and this book examines both formal institutions and informal opportunities for girls and women. Not only were women long prevented from receiving an education because of their gender, but their formal educational opportunities were also greatly affected by race, class, and ethnicity. Denied formal education early on, women found ways of educating themselves informally through associations and reform movements. While individuals have been prominent, women's educational history also must be told through the institutions they created. This reference book presents an introductory essay and nearly 250 alphabetically arranged entries on events, ideas, movements, institutions, and persons in the history of women's education in the United States from the colonial period to the present. Each entry includes a brief bibliography, and the book concludes with a timeline of women's educational history and a list of works for further reading. The entries are written by expert contributors and reflect the geographic, racial, and socioeconomic diversity of schooling for girls and women throughout various eras of U.S. history.