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All titles listed in this guide are located in the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library Reference Collection unless otherwise noted.
The location SSHEL RCC indicates the item is held in the SSHEL Reference Circulating Collection.
Call numbers are groups of numbers and/or letters that classify library items by subject. Items are arranged on bookshelves by call number. The Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL) uses both the Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress classification systems
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS (LC)
LC5201-6660.4 (including extension schools, distance ed., and evening and continuation schools)
Alternative (nontraditional) education
LC45-45.8 (non-formal ed. at all levels); LC46-46.8 (alternative ed. at all levels)
LB1570-1571.2 (elementary); LB1628-1629.8 (secondary); LB2361-2365 (higher ed.)
Early childhood education
Public policy issues in education
371.822 or 376
Education of women
History of education
371.042 or 649.68
Methods of instruction and study
Multicultural and bilingual education
Private colleges and universities
Private education and public policy
LB2827.3-.6 (federal aid to private schools); LB2828-2828.6 (state aid to private schools)
Public colleges and universities
Public education and public policy
371.2 or 371
LC3950-4803 (children and youth); LC4812-4827 (adults)
Teachers and teaching
LB1025-1050.75 (teaching- principles and practice); LB1775 (teaching)
A list of information sources such as books, journals, websites, and databases about a specific subject, with corresponding brief description.
Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Educational Curriculum and
A searchable directory of academic journals with information on editorial and submissions policies designed to help researchers and academics find the most appropriate journal in which to publish manuscripts. Each entry provides the editor's name and contact information. They also provide on the review process, publication, information, manuscript specifications, and aims and scopes of the journal. A companion directory provides similar information for educational Psychology and Administration.
011.02 B983e 2000
Education: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources. 2nd ed. 2000. (online)
Provides information about key reference and information resources in the field of education. It is divided into 14 categories that reflect different aspects of education, and each chapter is then divided into subcategories by type of publication (journals, dictionaries and encyclopedias, etc.). The entries each contain bibliographic information and an annotation describing the resource. Includes author, title, and subject indexes.
Databases are structured sets of information, stored in print or online. Often, databases are online collections of journal article citations and full text. Find articles a about specific topic by using keywords, subject headings, authors, and more.
Full Text. 1983 -. (online)
Education Full Text is a database that indexes and abstracts articles from English-language periodicals and yearbooks published in the United States and elsewhere. Books relating to education published in 1983 or later are also indexed. Coverage begins with January 1994. Full-text coverage begins in January 1996. Complemented by Education Index Retrospective (1929-1983).
ERIC is a national education database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Presently the largest education database in the world, ERIC contains over 1,000,000 citations covering research documents, journal articles, technical reports, program descriptions and evaluations, and curricular materials in the field of education. It also includes abstracts, citations and selective full-text.
Education Abstracts (online)
Abstracts from journals, conference proceedings, and research reports pertaining to participants in higher education, their functions, and environment. Continues College Student Personnel Abstracts
ERIC. 1978-. (online)
International ERIC is a combined database of the Australian Education Index (1977- ) and the British Education Index (1975). Together these two indexes provide coverage of education-related topics in Oceania and the United Kingdom. Education in other areas of the world are included to a lesser extent. The Australian Education Index includes references to journals, monographs and theses. The British Education Index includes references to journals and theses.
Directories are a list of organizations, groups, people, places, or other data systematically arranged often alphabetically or by location.
371.120973 Al79 2009
Alternative Teacher Certification: A State-by-State Analysis. 2009.
Information about alternative certification provided in one- to two-page overviews for each state. The entries provide basic information such as program requirements, number of credit hours needed for completion, and length of time required. Also included is information on reciprocity agreements between states.
The Big Book of Special Education Resources. 2006.
This diverse resource contains many different types of information, such as lesson plans, address and phone numbers to federal agencies, and lists of books, videos, and journals about topics in special education.
371.3078 D628 2009
Directory of Curriculum Materials Centers. 6th ed. 2009.
Guide to curriculum centers, laboratories, libraries, and collections in the United States and Canada that support professional programs in teacher education. Entries are organized by state and include addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, and collection information for each center. Institution index provided.
Europa World of Learning. 2006-. (online)
Arranged alphabetically by country, this guide lists learned societies, research institutions, libraries, museums, universities and other institutions of higher education.
371.9 D6281 2011/2012
Guide to Private Special Education. 2011.
This guide provides a state-by-state listing of private schools specializing in special education in the United States. Program emphases include physical, developmental, and learning impairments, as well as ADD/ADHD, emotional disturbances, and other health impairments. Entries are arranged by state and contain contact information for each institution, a list of special needs addressed by the program, academic and support services offered, and tuition costs. Includes glossary, key to abbreviations, lists of advocacy and professional organizations, and index of programs.
370.78 F875e 2002
The Educator's Desk Reference: A Sourcebook of Educational Information and Research. 2nd ed. 2002.
Aimed at a broad range of education professionals and researchers, this handbook is divided into six sections: printed reference sources and Internet information sources; a guide to professional publishing; computer software reviews; research approaches and methodologies; and lists of organizations in education.
Requirements for Certification of Teachers, Counselors, Librarians, Administrators for Elementary and Secondary Schools. 1935-.
Provides the local and regional differences and changes for each of the 50 states with respect to the certification of teachers, administrators, counselors and librarians.
344.730702643 Un3 2001
United States Supreme Court Education Cases. 9th ed. 2001.
The organization of this comprehensive guide to education law is chronological by subject matter. An extensive table of contents, along with full legal citations, aid in getting to the root of the issue. A glossary and an index are included.
DIRPRO Directory of Illinois Schools. 1987-.
Provides information about regional offices of education; public school districts; and non-public school districts for K-12. Also included are Area Vocational Centers, a list of Charter Schools, Regional Offices of Education, Special Education Districts/Cooperatives/Associations, and a listing of public school districts by county.
Handbook of Private Schools. 1915-. (online)
Contains information on 1,800 elementary and secondary boarding and day schools in the U.S. Alphabetical index of schools.
Q. 370 P27
Patterson's American Education. 1904-.
A comprehensive list of public and private secondary schools, including selected colleges, universities and special schools. School systems arranged by state, then towns. A list of post-secondary institutions classified by subject is provided.
Q. 372.02573 P277
Patterson's Elementary Education. 1989-.
Directory of American public and private elementary schools. Entries are alphabetized within each state by community and by school type. Private and church-affiliated schools are separate from public institutions.
Peterson's Private Secondary Schools. 1993/94-.
Provides an overview of 1500 private secondary schools worldwide. More detailed descriptions, supplied by school administrators are given for approximately 400 day and boarding schools. There are sections with information on special needs schools and private lower and middle schools. An alphabetical index and index by type of school are provided, as is a section on how to choose a private school.
Private Independent Schools. 1947/48-.
Offers descriptions of over 2,400 elementary and secondary independent, boarding, and day schools. Alphabetical arrangement by state.
A Classification of Institutions of Higher Education .1994. (online)
This work divides U.S. colleges and universities into six broad classes (Doctoral Universities, Research Universities, Masters Colleges and Universities, Baccalaureate Colleges, Specialized Institutions, Associate of Arts Colleges). Within these classes the institutions are listed by state. There is an index of colleges and universities arranged in alphabetical order by name of the institution.
The College Blue Book .1923-. 6 vols. (online)
Comprehensive fact book, giving directory and statistical information about colleges.
Commonwealth Universities Yearbook. 1914-. (online)
Contains information on universities of all the nations of the British commonwealth. A general index and name index are provided.
Directory of Teacher Education Programs in TESOL in the United States and Canada. 2002-2004.
Lists colleges and universities that offer TESOL programs with a degree, certificate, or diploma. Each entry includes degrees offered, course information and requirements, admission requirements, tuition, and contact information.
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Guide to American Graduate Schools. 1967-.
Information on more than 600 institutions in the U.S. providing graduate and professional study. They are arranged alphabetically by institution.
Higher Education Directory. 1983-.
This directory of accredited, degree-granting institutions of post-secondary education includes college and university listings by state with institutional characteristics and administrative officers; an alphabetical index of administrators "with their most direct phone number;" an index of regional, national, professional, and specialized accreditation agencies; and an alphabetic index of institutions.
Higher Education Service-Learning Sourcebook. 2002.
This book provides an introduction to service learning in higher education and attempts to organize information about service-learning concepts and theories; courses and programs in specific colleges and universities; publications and research; organizations and networks; and funding and awards. References and an index are included.
Q. 379.158 H191 2003
The Higher Learning Commission . Handbook of Accreditation. 2003.
Provides an overview of the Higher Learning Commission by giving basic introductions to its programs. The intended audience is any organization affiliated with or seeking to be affiliated with or accredited by the Commission. The text includes information on the history of the commission, criteria for affiliation, eligibility, and maintaining affiliation with the Commission.
International Handbook of Universities. 1959-.
Provides descriptions of individual institutions excluding Commonwealth and United States institutions.
National Faculty Directory. 1970-. (online)
Alphabetical listing of U.S. and Canadian college, junior college and university faculty. No biographical information included.
Q. 378.16 C832 2004 v.1
The New Country Index. Vol. 1. Making Sense of International Credentials. 2004.
This volume provides information about the educational systems of 70 countries, focusing on credentials and recommendations regarding the United States equivalents of each credential. Useful for interpreting the educational backgrounds of foreign persons for program admission, licensing, hiring, and for statements of educational equivalencies.
Q. 378.155 P44g 2009
Q. 378.155 P44c 2012
Peterson's Graduate Programs in Business, Education, Health, Information Studies, Law, and Social Work. and Peterson's Graduate Programs in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. 1997-.
In these two volumes of the set, readers can get essential information on more than 17,500 graduate programs in 146 disciplines, and 12,000 graduate programs in 144 disciplines respectively. They provide information of entrance and degree requirements, expenses and financial aid, programs of study, and faculty research specialties.
Various sources of statistical and reputational rankings of colleges and universities.
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Best Colleges . 1988-. (online)
U.S. News & World Report provides a ranking of top colleges and universities in the United States. It also provides articles on how to choose, apply and pay for colleges.
378.15530257 Am351a 2008
Best Graduate Schools. 2003-. (online)
Contains articles on graduate schools and rankings in law, business, medicine, engineering, and education. (online)
College and University Rankings
The SSHEL College and University Rankings Website offers links to sites providing rankings of undergraduate, graduate/research programs, law, business, and international education. It also provides a bibliography of materials on College and University Rankings as well as materials that discuss controversies and cautions about rankings.
371.01097302 C738 2011
The Comparative Guide to American Elementary and Secondary Schools. 7th ed. 2011.
The guide includes statistics of all public school districts serving 1,5000 or more students. Organized by state, it contains listings, of the public school educational profile, NAEP Test Scores, District Profiles, and District Rankings. In addition to the state rankings and orders, there are national comparisons and rankings. Also includes an index of city names.
Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators. 1992-.
Includes indicators from 30 OECD member countries on demographics, social and economic context; costs and human and financial resources; access, participation and progression; school environment and school/classroom processes; graduate output of institutions; student achievement and adult literacy; and labor market outcomes.
Education State Rankings: Pre K-12 Education in the 50 United States. 2011.
This source includes hundreds of state statistics involving districts and facilities, finance, graduates and achievement, safety and discipline, special education, staff, and students, as well as information about national percents and averages. The book also features a list of sources and an index.
Q. 370.2573 Ed832
Educational Rankings Annual. 1991-2006.
This work attempts to provide current, reliable rankings in the field of education and programs/services related to educational institutions (e.g., libraries). Containing 3000 rankings and lists, all material is compiled from published education and general interest sources. Additionally, each entry provides information about the "ranking basis/background" and the source. Last published in 2006.
Rankings and Estimates: Rankings of the States... and Estimates of School Statistics. 2010-2011.
This NEA publication provides state-level data on topics that are of concern to public education. The data aids in assessing current state of public education in the United States by examining the areas of government and school revenue/expenditures, school enrollment and attendance, and faculty salaries.
A Revised Guide to the Methodology of the Data-Based Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States. 2010. 2 vols. (online)
This guide provides data collected by the National Research Council (NRC) that can be used by faculty, students, researchers, and administrators to assess and compare the quality and effectiveness of doctoral programs in the U.S. The assessment analyzes data collected from doctoral programs in 62 disciplines at 212 institutions. The Revised Guide to the Methodology is a separate document from the assessment and presents the updated methodology and expanded range of data used by the NRC. The methodology guide contains a brief description of the data, information about how the ratings were calculated, and additional technical background about the methodology.This NEA publication provides state-level data on topics that are of concern to public education. The data aids in assessing current state of public education in the United States by examining the areas of government and school revenue/expenditures, school enrollment and attendance, and faculty salaries.
372.210973 St29 2010
The State of Preschool: State Preschool Yearbook. 2003-.
This resource provides information about state-funded pre-kindergarten programs, specifically how they compare with other types of programs for young children. The data focuses on three key aspects of kindergarten programs: access, quality standards, and resources. The yearbook is organized into three sections. The first provides background information on preschool education, a summary of the survey findings, and national policy recommendations. The second section describes each state's policies on preschool access and quality. The last section contains tables of survey data from each state. Latest volume in SSHEL Reference, later volumes in Main Stacks.
Background information can be found in reference sources, online or in print , such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks. Dictionaries contain brief definitions, usually only a sentence or two in length. Encyclopedias provide a more in-depth description, usually a few paragraphs in length. Handbooks contain descriptions that can be multiple pages and describe the development and future of a subject.
The Cyclopedic Education Dictionary. 1998.
This guide provides professional educators and college students with education terms, concepts, issues, and strategies. It deals with legal issues and responsibilities, literacy development, developmental and educational psychology terminology, key mathematical concepts and tables, and important bilingual terms in the field.
A Dictionary of Education. 2008.
This dictionary presents brief definitions of key terms in the field of British education from the early 20th to the 21st centuries. Covering legislative acts, British trends in education policy and philosophy, comparison of international standards of learning, curriculum orientations and institutional competency, the volume is wide-reaching in scope. Entries often include links to websites and recommendations for further reading. Includes a timeline of important historical developments in the United Kingdom in the last century, and an appendix with educational legislation in other English-speaking countries.
Dictionary of Multicultural Education. 1997.
This dictionary, for use by teachers, students and scholars, briefly discusses approximately 200 terms related to multicultural education. Each entry provides references to additional information sources and cross-references when appropriate.
371.903 V586d 1997
Dictionary of Special Education and Rehabilitation. 1997.
This fourth edition presents definitions of over 2,000 terms currently used by special educators and rehabilitation workers. There are sections on abbreviations and acronyms, national associations and organizations, legal terms, periodicals and journals, and sources of legal assistance.
370.3 G856 2011
The Greenwood Dictionary of Education . 2011. (online)
A comprehensive dictionary for a variety of subjects within education. It provides more than 3,000 terms, acronyms, and initialisms that are in contemporary use and understanding. The dictionary includes a preface, the dictionary itself, and a bibliography for the definitions. The 2003 edition is available online.
Historical Dictionary of Women's Education in the United States. 1998.
Presents information about major events, ideas, movements, institutions and people associated with women's education in the U.S. from the colonial period to the present. It aims to represent different racial and socio-economics groups throughout the U.S., and covers both formal and informal means of education. Includes a bibliography, a timeline of events, an index, and list of contributors.
Historical Dictionary of School Segregation and Desegregation: The American Experience. 1998.
Covers school segregation and desegregation in postsecondary as well as elementary and secondary education in the United States from before the Civil War through the latest court decision. Contains brief essays describing the over 270 key court decisions, people, types of school desegregation plans, legislation, organizations, terms, concepts, reports and publications that have played a significant role in the history of this topic. Includes a bibliographical essay, general and geographical bibliography and index.
Learning Theories, A to Z. 2002.
Defines over 500 terms that relate to learning theories and environments. Organized alphabetically, it provides information on learning theories about K-12 education, higher education, industrial education, and training environments. Each of the terms is divided into the following categories: cognitivism, constructivism, behaviorism, and humanism.
Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors. 1969-2001.
Gives terms and word forms for use in locating documents and reports in the ERIC database. Last published in 2001.
The A-Z of Learning Disabilities. 2006.
This encyclopedia contains more than 650 entries covering diagnoses, tests, treatments, and educational strategies concerning learning disabilities. Each entry has a brief description intended to provide the definition and some background for each term. Contains six appendixes that include national organizations, government sources of information and help, assistive technology resources, hotlines, commercial technology resources and books of interest to people with learning disabilities. Also includes a glossary, a bibliography and an index.
Early Childhood Education: An International Encyclopedia. 2007.
This four volume set compiles understandings, controversies, theories, policies, and practices in early childhood education in the United States (Volume 1-3) and ten other countries around the world (Volume 4). Entries in volumes 1-3 are arranged alphabetically and most include a list a further readings. Entries in Volume 4 are listed alphabetically by country. The set concludes with a bibliography and cumulative index.
Education and Technology: An Encyclopedia. 2004. 2 vols.
This encyclopedia focuses on technology and the role it has within the classroom and the service it provides in the learning process. The authors identified seven categories of knowledge when compiling the topics: foundations, implementation, issues, leaders, professional associations, projects, and research and theory. Arranged alphabetically by subject, entries include essays from a historical and contemporary perspective. There is a brief glossary of terms and an index in the second volume.
370.973 Un32e 2007
Encyclopedia of American Education. 3rd ed. 2007. 3 vols.
Contains over 100 new articles and covers a variety of areas in education such as administration, federal and state legislation, court decisions, finance, pedagogy, special education, vocational education, history, school reform, technology and so on. The appendixes contain an extensive cross-referenced bibliography for each subject, a chronology of education in America since 1607, listing and summaries of significant federal legislation in education since 1787, and a listing with summaries of major U.S. Supreme Court decisions affecting education since the first decision in 1819. Also includes an index.
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Encyclopedia of African American Education. 2010.
This encyclopedia provides information on many different facets of the African American educational experience, including history, legislation and policy, specific institutions, and various social factors that impact educational experiences and success. Articles are signed, cross-referenced, and contain reference lists. Volume 1 contains a Reader’s Guide that organizes entries by topic, as well as an alphabetical listing of entries. Volume 2 contains a complete bibliography (each issue’s table of contents) and a selection of reprinted articles from The Journal of Negro Education from 1932-2008, as well as an index.
Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural School Psychology. 2010. (online)
With contributions from leading researchers, educators, and practitioners in school psychology, this encyclopedia provides a comprehensive guide to cross-cultural school psychology. Some 400 entries explore the concepts, themes, and latest research findings that are critical to understanding the field. The encyclopedia examines issues that arise from pre-K to 12th grade. Each entry includes a description of a particular term, a bibliography, and additional readings for professionals. Subject index included.
Q. 371.3503 En19
Encyclopedia of Distance Learning . 2005. 4 vols. (online)
A compilation of essays addressing issues pertaining to distance learning including the technological impact on education in K-12, higher education, continuing education, professional and technical training. Some examples of topics include adult illiteracy, the birth of virtual libraries, collaborative learning technologies, consensus building using e-research, document delivery, future learning devices, and the history of correspondence instruction.
370.3 En193 2003
The Encyclopedia of Education . 2003. 8 vols. (online)
This eight-volume encyclopedia provides detailed explanations for many of the terms and concepts related to the study of education. In addition to the general information provided by this source, its 8th volume provides detailed entries for court cases, legislation, and international agreements that have influenced the history of education.
Encyclopedia of Education Law. 2008. (online)
Two volume set contains alphabetical entries in the field of education law, primarily focused on developments since Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka. Entries include citation and cross-references where applicable. Work provides a list of entries, reader's guide, and an index.
Q. 371.2003 En193
Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration . 2006. 2 vols. (online)
Contains more than 600 entries on topics related to educational leadership and school administration (from academic freedom and school reform acts to language theories and year-round education). This encyclopedia also includes biographical entries for more than 75 individuals who have contributed to the field and profession.
Encyclopedia of E-leadership,
Counseling, and Training. 2012.
This book offers an in-depth description of key terms, and concepts related to different themes, issues, and trends in educational leadership, counseling, and technology integration in modern universities and organizations worldwide.
Q. 371.33403 En192
Encyclopedia of Information Technology Curriculum Integration. 2008. (online)
This two volume encyclopedia provides comprehensive classification, coverage, and definition of the most important issues, concepts, trends, and applications of technologies for the classroom. Entries are authored by leading experts in the field of information technology education and organized in alphabetical order by title. Cumulative index included in both volumes.
407 En19 2008
Encyclopedia of Language and Education . 2008. 10 vols. (online)
Each volume in this set aims to give readers access to the international literature and research on the topic. Most articles include early developments, major contributions, works in progress, problems, future direction, and references. Volume topics include language policy, literacy, discourse and education, second and foreign language education, bilingual education, knowledge about language, testing and assessment, socialization, ecology, and research methods. Also available as an e-book.
Encyclopedia of Multicultural Education . 1999. (online)
This encyclopedia contains more than 400 terms, phrases, concepts, U.S. Supreme Court decisions, court cases related to multicultural education, and significant contributors to the American culture from the country's various racial and/or ethnic backgrounds and key events.
Q. 370.1503 En197
Encyclopedia of School Psychology . 2005. (online)
Features the latest research on school learning, motivation, and educational assessment. The encyclopedia contains approximately 250 entries addressing student success, behavior disorders, intelligence testing, learning disabilities, strategies to improve academic skills, and more. Entries avoid jargon and technical detail in order to be accessible to a broad audience. Controversial topics include "Point/Counterpoint" boxes highlighting differing sides to issues that aren't necessarily clear cut.
Q. 371.903 En19 2007
Encyclopedia of Special Education: A Reference for the Education of the Handicapped and Other Exceptional Children and Adults . 2007. (online)
This set is an excellent source for basic, summative information for those who are concerned with the education of exceptional people and their special characteristics, needs and problems. Over two thousand entries cover biographies, educational and psychological tests, interventions and service delivery, disabling conditions, technologies, organizations and journals, related services, legal, global, and miscellaneous topics about special education. Each entry includes additional references.
Gender and Education: An Encyclopedia . 2007. (online)
Divided into two volumes, this resource explores current issues in gender and education. Its entries consist of articles prepared specifically for this publication. Articles are divided into ten subject areas covering such topics as gendered theories in education, curricular issues, teaching, and educational policies. To facilitate research, each article also cross- references other relevant articles within the encyclopedia. There is also a comprehensive index in volume two.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities: An Encyclopedia. 2011.
This work traces the history of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and discusses the major events that have impacted their origins, growth, and sustainment. Includes information about individuals and organizations founded at these institutions and their impact on the cultural, economic, political and social history of the United States. Contains profiles of HBCUs arranged by founding date. Includes tables of two- and four-year accredited HBCUs as of 2010, a timeline of major events impacting HBCUs, notable alumni, significant primary documents, further resources, and an index.
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International Encyclopedia of Adult Education. 2008.
This encyclopedia contains 171 entries which present key concepts and themes in the field, providing insights into subjects and concepts regarding new forms of learning, recent theoretical approaches, current geo-political dimensions and emerging philosophical issues. Each entry provides a description of the term, identifies the key figures associated with it, and provides a bibliography of significant references. Also contains term, name, and subject indexes.
The International Encyclopedia
. 3rd ed. 2010. (online)
Encyclopedia can be searched for particular keywords, or browsed by subject classification, author, article title, and subject index. 121 subject classification entries are arranged alphabetically within 27 “mega-fields,” including Adult Education, Educational Assessment, Teacher Education, and Technology and Learning. Authors list provides link to articles by each contributor. Article title section is fully inclusive and arranged alphabetically. Subject index provides extensive, linked cross- references.
371.122 In8 1995
International Encyclopedia of Teaching and Teacher Education. 2nd ed. 1995.
Provides an overview of the theories, models and concepts of teaching and teacher education for graduate students, elementary and secondary school teachers, and university professors outside the field of teacher education. Focuses primarily with teaching and teacher education in Western and English speaking cultures.
International Encyclopedia of the Sociology of Education. 1997.
This comprehensive encyclopedia is divided into the following sections: Social Theories, Sociological Fields, Research Traditions, The School as a Social System, The Structure of Educational Systems, School Processes, Family and Schooling, Teachers in Society, Youth in Schools, and Educational Policy and Change.
Paulo Freire Encyclopedia. 2012.
This encyclopedia contains over 200 signed entries with lists of references, detailing the major themes and topics related to the work and life of Paulo freire, a twentieth century political philosopher of education. This work is meant to be an introduction to these concepts to prepare the reader for further study of Freire's work. Includes a Paulo Freire bibliography and index.
370.1 W721k 2008
Philosophy of Education: The Key Concepts. 2nd ed. 2008.
A guide to the key terms and concepts pertaining to philosophy of education. An introduction provides a survey that discusses the relevance of the subject. The concepts are described and analyzed in this book, which also contains an extensive bibliography.
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Psychology of Classroom Learning: An Encyclopedia. 2 vols. 2009. (online)
Entries in this 2 volume set cover topics in both education and psychology. Themes include: learning in school, academic motivation, developmental issues, empirical aspects of education, psychology of learning in exceptional students, instructional practices, and foundational works. Entries are arranged alphabetically. Volume 2 contains a comprehensive index to both volumes of the encyclopedia.
Women in Higher Education: An Encyclopedia. 2002.
A nine-part encyclopedia with topics such as "Gender Theory and the Academy," "Women and Higher Education Policy," "Women Faculty," and "Women Administrators." There are also two valuable appendices: "Women's Studies Research Resources," and "Colleges Identifying Themselves as Women's Colleges." A general index, as well as a bibliography, is included.
Youth, Education, and Sexualities: An International Encyclopedia. 2005.
This two-volume encyclopedia encompasses current research, policy, and practice on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) sexualities, focusing specifically on its intersection with young people and their education. Current issues related to queer youth from every region of the world are discussed, with an emphasis on the U.S. The 242 entries are written in a style for a general audience, but particularly with teachers, administrators, counselors, youth workers, as well as students and parents in mind. Each entry includes a bibliography, references and one or more related annotated Web sites.
21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook . 2008. (online)
Composed of two volumes, this reference handbook is intended for the undergraduate audience to provide them with a general understanding of the major stakeholders, issues, policies and curriculum practices in the United States in the 21st Century context. Chapters are divided into topics, and include analysis of pedagogy in the classroom and student learning as it relates to the larger social context. Bibliographic references follow each article. Includes cumulative index.
Battleground: Schools. 2008.
This two volume set provides a historical description of the most important controversies in schooling during the past century. Ninety-three essays are included, each focused on a different controversy. Entries summarize the nature of the controversy, including major players and events relevant to the topic. Most include a time line and a list for further readings. Also includes a general bibliography and an index.
Bilingual Education: A Reference Handbook. 2002.
Provides an overview of bilingual education in the U.S., including a description of its evolution, an explanation of different policies and demographic factors that affect it, and several comparisons with programs in other countries. Also includes a directory of agencies and organizations associated with bilingual education, a list of print and non-print resources, and an index.
379.14 D569 2009
A Digest of Supreme Court Decisions Affecting Education. 5th ed. 2009.
Focuses on U.S. Supreme Court cases directly affecting students and staff in public and private schools from kindergarten through grade 12. The topics deal with school district governance and finance, church state relationship in education, student rights and responsibilities, employee rights and responsibilities, discrimination, disability, national origin, race and sex issues, civil rights cases, special rules, and procedural parameters.
The Education Systems of Europe. 2007. (online)
Analytical descriptions of all European education systems are presented in this handbook. The countries are arranged alphabetically with one chapter dedicated to each. Information about the history and socio- cultural context of the education system, as well as the organizational context (including governance for each country), is provided. An extensive list of references concludes each chapter. A statistical profile of the education system of Europe is included.
378.6 G941 2007
Guide to Higher Education in Africa. 2007.
The fourth edition of this text contains details on the educational systems of 50 African countries, their institutions of higher education, and lists the national bodies concerned with higher education for each country. The information provided in this text is based on the 2006- 2007 academic year. Entries are listed in alphabetical order.
Handbook of Reading Research. 1984, 1991, 2000, 2011. 4 vols.
Vol. I is a comprehensive summarization, analysis, and interpretation of the cumulative research in reading through 1984. Vol. II, which is intended as a companion volume and not an update to the 1984 Handbook, presents key concepts in reading research in sections entitled: society and literacy, task and format variables in reading research, constructs of reader process, and literacy and schooling. Vol. III covers literacy research around the world, methods of literacy research, literacy processes, literacy practices, and literacy policies. Vol. IV addresses the nature, conduct, and validity of reading research. Each volume includes author and subject indexes.
Q. 370.196 H191 2004
Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education. 2nd ed. 2004.
Provides a comprehensive overview of the major research and scholarship related to multicultural education since the field emerged in the 1960s. The second edition features both updated versions of most of the research presented in the first edition, as well as twenty new chapters. Chapters are written by established scholars, and are categorized into twelve topical sections (e.g. research and research issues, education of ethnic groups, academic achievement). Includes references, name and subject indices.
Q. 371.203 H191s
Handbook of Research on School Supervision. 1998.
This handbook is composed of 52 chapters, including paradigms and parameters of supervision in education, supervision as a field of inquiry, foundations of supervision, description of supervision as a professional practice, specialized areas of supervision, levels of supervision, etc. A name and subject index are located at the end of the book.
Handbook of Research on Student Engagement. 2012. (online)
Grounding data in real-world learning situations, contributors analyze indicators and facilitators of student engagement, link engagement to motivation, and gauge the impact of family, peers and teachers on engagement in elementary and secondary grades. Findings on the effectiveness of classroom interventions are discussed in detail. Chapters on measurement methods and issues round out this important resource.
370.71072073 H191 2008 (SSHEL RCC)
Handbook of Research on Teacher Education: Enduring Questions in Changing Contexts. 3rd ed. 2008.
A project of the Association of Teacher Educators, this handbook is a collection of essays on the subject of teacher education and professional development. Chapters are arranged in nine categories. Each part contains an introduction, “framing chapters” (primary essays), “artifacts” (historical or contemporary documents illustrating the subject), and “commentaries” (presentations of diverse opinions from practitioners within the subject field). Also included are name and subject indexes.
Q. 372.21072 H191 2006
Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children . 2nd ed. 2006. (online)
A collection of essays on current issues and developments in the field of early childhood education with a focus on research conducted since the first edition's publication in 1993. The handbook is divided into four parts: Early Childhood Education and Child Development, Early Childhood Educational Curriculum, Foundations of Early Childhood Educational Policy, and Research and Evaluation Strategies for Early Childhood Education.
370.15 H333 2009
Handbook of School Psychology. 2009.
Synthesizes trends, findings, and aspirations in the field, including research methods and special contributions from education, developmental, cognitive, social, and biological psychology. Chapters are broken into sections by sub-topic. Includes an author and subject index.
Handbook of Social Justice in Education. 2009.
Examines education theory, research, and practice in historical and ideological context, with an emphasis on social movements for justice. Includes compilation of resources for further research and index.
Inclusion and Diversity in Education. 2009.
These four volumes bring together work that represents the way that thought about inclusive education has evolved, concerning itself with a range of matters including equity, diversity, learning, community, identity, and belonging. Each of the four volumes presents writings around a particular dimension of theory, research, and practice that the authors regard as central to the development of inclusion and diversity in education. Volume 1 focuses on inclusive education as social justice, volume 2 on developing inclusive schools and school systems, volume 3 on inclusive pedagogy in curricula and classrooms, and volume 4 on learning from diverse voices in inclusive education.
International Handbook of Curriculum Research. 2003.
Includes 34 essays on curriculum studies in 28 nations, as well as introductory essays. An author index and subject index are included.
International Handbook on the Economics of Education. 2004.
This handbook surveys the field of the economics of education. Eighteen chapters cover such topics as education and economic growth, school finance, funding higher education, standards and grade inflation, and education and housing. Tables, diagrams and graphs accompany each chapter in order to further illustrate the topic. A list of references is included at the end of every chapter. Also includes an index.
The Law of Higher Education: A Comprehensive Guide to Legal Implication of Administrative Decision Making. 4rd ed. 2006.
Organizes and conceptualizes the entire range of legal considerations pertinent to the operation of higher education. There are nine topical chapters, each with an annotated bibliography. Included are discussions of higher education's relationship with government and the private sector. Includes statute, case, and subject indexes, and a detailed table of contents.
Moral Education: A Handbook. 2008.
This two volume handbook in encyclopedia format offers current and practical research and information on moral education, especially as it is presented in various school sectors in the United States. The focus of the entries is not only on religious and private schools but on the whole education system as well and how it concerns parents, teachers, school administrators and policy makers. Also included are an extended bibliography and an index.
The Praeger Handbook of American High Schools. 2007.
This four volume handbook contains entries that explore the topic of secondary school in the United States. Entries are arranged alphabetically and cover topics from assessment and history of the American high school to attention/hyperactivity disorder and the No Child Left Behind act. Each entry contains cross-references. Volume 1 and 2 contain entries from A-Z and an extensive bibliography. Volume 3 contains primary documents and U.S. Supreme Court cases. Volume 4 contains legislation relating to high school, a list of reports and books and an index for all four volumes.
The Praeger Handbook of Education and Psychology. 2007.
This four volume set is intended to bridge the information gap between scholars and practitioners of educational psychology. Topics covered range from classical definitions to empirical analysis. Volume one is an introduction to theorists important in the field of education and psychology, while volumes two through four look at issues and new ideas in the field. Each chapter includes a reference list and volume four includes a comprehensive index.
The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. 2008. (online)
Contains almost 30 essays on curriculum topics divided into three parts: practice, context, and theory. Includes an author and subject index.
Sage Handbook of Research on
Classroom Assessment (online)
A comprehensive source of research on all aspects of K-12 classroom assessment in which the emphasis will be on theory, conceptual frameworks, and all types of research (quantitative, qualitative, mixed method) to provide in-depth of understanding of the knowledge base in each area of classroom assessment and how to conduct inquiry in the area.
Yearbooks are an annual compilation of facts and statistics on a particular subject for the preceding year.
370.78 R32 (SSHEL RCC)
Review of Research in Education . 1973-. (online)
Published annually by the American Educational Research Association. Compiles articles that synthesize and evaluate scholarship in the field of education. This is also a valuable source of bibliographies on a variety of education-related topics.
370.6 NA Ser.2 (SSHEL RCC)
Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education. 1901-.
Published annually in two volumes since 1901. Each volume discusses an educational issue or problem. Includes name and subject indexes, plus a list of publications of the society.
Education standards define the knowledge and skills students should posses at critical points in their educational careers.
Aiming for Excellence: Annotations to the NAGC Pre-K-grade 12 Gifted Program Standards. 2001.
This handbook offers a comprehensive view of the gifted education program standards developed by the National Association for Gifted Children. The handbook is divided into seven key programming areas: program design, program administration and management, socio-emotional guidance and counseling, student identification, curriculum and instruction, professional development, and program evaluation. Each programming area is divided into guiding principles. After offering a description, rationale, benefits, and potential barriers for each principle, both minimum standards and exemplary standards are provided, and sample outcomes are detailed. The appendix displays the full set of pre-k-Grade 12 Gifted program standards.
375.001 C76x1 2002
Content-Area Standards for Educators. 2nd ed. 2002.
The standards detail the knowledge that teachers and administrators must have in specific subject areas and administrative roles as well as the performance skills needed to deliver instruction that results in students meeting or exceeding the Illinois Learning Standards. Includes technology and core language arts standards for all teachers, the Illinois Professional Teaching Standards, and the Illinois School Leader Standards. Includes table of contents.
Educational Standards. (online)
This is a website of the Social Science, Health, and Education Library. It provides resources and links to sites that define educational standards in different levels and areas. Pages that make up the site are General Standards, State Standards, Subject Standards, Teaching Standards and Resources. The Resources page also provides call numbers and location for items that the University of Illinois Library owns.
National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: A Framework for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment. 2010.
This revision of the 1994 standards aims to provide “a framework for teaching, learning, and assessment in social studies” for K-12 classrooms, incorporating digital literacies and current educational theories into the previous model. The standards are organized around ten themes, including culture; time, continuity, and change; and civic ideals and practices. Sections focus on themes, educational goals, and needs of early grades, middle grades, and high school learners, with examples of classroom activities. Includes two appendices on essential skills and democratic values, as well as a supplemental article on building social understanding.
National Science Education Standards. 1996. (online)
This source offers a coherent vision of what it means to be scientifically literate. It describes what all students, regardless of background or circumstance, should understand and be able to do at different grade levels in various science categories. National Science Education Standards offers an overview of exemplary teaching practices that enable students to achieve scientific literacy and criteria for assessing and analyzing students’ attainments in science.
Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. 2000.
This guide provides principles and standards for the development of high-quality, engaging mathematics instruction. Covers the six guiding principles of equity, curriculum, teaching, learning, assessment, and technology and provides standards by grade levels. Includes table of contents and bibliographical references.
Resource Guide to Educational Standards . 1998.
This publication is from the National Center for Research in Vocational Education. Focused primarily at the national level, this is a resource guide to the wide range of standardization projects and efforts currently under way. This booklet includes industry skill standards, academic skill standards, other organizations (includes government and non-profits), standards for teachers, vocational student organizations and a bibliography.
Standards and Schooling in the United States: An Encyclopedia. 2001. 3 vols.
This three volume set chronicles the current debate about quality education and educational standards in American elementary, middle, and secondary school systems. Topics include: art, bilingual education, learning theory and cognition, opposition to standards, school accreditation, teacher education, and testing. It provides a historical timeline of educational reform and standards beginning in 1892 and continuing through 2000.
Standards for the English Language Arts. 1996.
Outlines standards for English language arts teachers from elementary through high school grades. Developed by the National Council of Teachers of English and the International Reading Association, these standards convey nationally recognized principles and methods for teaching and implementing English language arts in the curriculum.
379.157 C832w 2009
What Every Special Educator Must Know: Ethics, Standards, and Guidelines for Special Educators. 6th ed. 2009.
Helpful for students, teachers, professors, state directors, specialists, and parents working or interested in special education, this volume includes complete coverage of ethics and professional practice standards for the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), information regarding national recognition and accreditation procedures, and advice for revising state licensing standards. Appendices include a timeline of CEC professional standards events, information about the development and validation of knowledge and skills standards, knowledge and skills from the CEC common core, CEC professional policies, and national board teaching standards.
Statistical sources contain numerical facts or data. A dataset is a collection of data.
378.73 Am358a1 1966-
The American Freshman: National Norms
Annual report of national normative data on the characteristics of American college freshmen. Includes an overview of the 2007 results, tables of the results, and several appendices describing the research methodology. All years available online.
The Condition of Education . 1975-. (online)
A publication of the National Center for Education Statistics. Presents data that measures the health of education, monitors important developments, and shows trends in major aspects of education. Emphasis is on analysis (narrative explication of charts and graphs) as opposed to simple presentation of statistical data.
Digest of Education Statistics . 1975-. (online)
The official U.S. authority for statistics on many aspects of education. This is an extremely useful resource, with data relevant to many research questions.
Global Education Digest: Comparing Education Statistics Across the World. 2003-.
Contains analysis and statistical tables from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics on the financing of education, particularly at the primary level. Data provided is from the school year ending in 2009 or the latest year available. An interactive database containing additional indicators not included in the print version of the Digest is available at http://www.uis.unesco.org/Education/Pages/ged-2011.aspx. The following url provides access to the last four years of the Digest (2009-2012): www.uis.unesco.org/education/pages/global-education-digest.aspx
Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. -2012. (online)
Contains statistics and analysis regarding international students studying in the U.S., and U.S. students studying abroad. Includes statistics such as international students' national origin, field of study, geographic location in the U.S., host institutions types, finances, and personal characteristics. Some topics also include long term trends with statistics from previous decades.
Projections of Education Statistics to 2020 . 1964-. (online)
Provides statistics for such factors as enrollment, graduates, classroom teachers, and expenditures for all levels of education through the year 2020. While much of the data pertains to the national level of education, select information concerning the state level can supplement projections prepared by individual states.
378.1543 St291 2007
State-By-State Profile of Community Colleges. 7th ed. 2007.
Provides an overview of trends and statistics related to community colleges. The first part contains charts which present a national overview of populations served, tuition and revenue data, popular degrees and career fields. A state-by-state section offers a narrative overview and detailed statistics for each of the fifty states.
Resources with information about applying for grants, scholarships, fellowships, and other types of funding as well as resources about finding a job in a specific field.
378.330973 H177g 2012
The Graduate School Funding Handbook. 3rd ed. 2012.
This guide for graduate students takes a brief look at different types of graduate degrees and offers advice for securing funding for graduate education. A table of contents outlines the information before more thoroughly exploring six avenues for obtaining financial aid: External Funding; Training Fellowships; Study, Research, and Teach Abroad; Research Grants; Dissertation Fellowships and Grants; and Postdoctoral Opportunities. Contact information for different funding sources are scattered throughout.
Study Abroad. 1948-.
Lists and describes more than 200,000 scholarships, assistantships, travel grants, courses and seminars at the post-secondary level in all academic and professional fields available in 107 countries.
Bibliographies are lists of citations of books, websites, journals, articles, and other resources about a specific subject. Bibliographies can appear at the end of a book, journal, or encyclopedia article, or as a separate publication. Most of the bibliographies dealing with education topics are in the 016.37 to 016.38 (Dewey) or Z5811-5819 (LC) range.
A Bibliography of American Educational History: an Annotated and Classified Guide. 1975.
A specialized bibliography whose primary focus is the history of American Education. Annotated.
From Brown to Boston: Desegregation in Education, 1954-1974. 1979.
Reviews the literature of desegregation in education in America from the Brown decision of 1954 to 1974.
Biographical sources provide information about a single person or multiple people.
Biographical Dictionary of American Educators. 1978.
Recognizes over 1600 teachers, reformers, theorists and administrators from colonial times to 1976.
Biographical Dictionary of Modern American Educators. 1997.
Like its predecessor, Biographical Dictionary of American Educators (1978), this volume focuses on 410 people who made their mark in the field of education in the United States. Each person selected had to have been born before 1935 or is now deceased in order to consider the entire career. Five appendices and an index are included.
Biographical Dictionary of North American and European Educationists. 1997.
This is a companion volume to the Dictionary of British Educationists. Its purpose is to give the user a guide to the lives and works of some 500 North Americans and European educationists who have been key to shaping modern Western traditions and systems of education. Those who are included in this dictionary had to be active in the educational field from 1800 onwards and none can still be alive today.
Dictionary of British Educationists. 1989.
This dictionary provides readers with an easily accessible guide to the biographies of approximately 450 educationists. Each person had to have been British, dead, and influential in the field of British education from the year 1800 onwards.
Pioneers of Early Childhood Education: A Bio-Bibliographical Guide. 1998.
Brief biographical information about selected leaders in early childhood education is presented in this work. Following a brief biographical summary of each person's educational contribution, primary and secondary sources of information for further study are listed. A chronological list of pre-modern and modern pioneers is appended, as is a brief bibliography and index.
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