The Greenwood Dictionary of Education

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John W. Collins and Nancy Patricia O'Brien, coeditors of the first edition of The Greenwood Dictionary of Education published in 2003, have acknowledged and addressed these shifts. This revised second edition supplements the extensive content of the first through greater focus on subjects such as neurosciences in educational behavior, gaming strategies as a learning technique, social networking, and distance education. Terms have been revised, where necessary, to represent ...

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Overview

John W. Collins and Nancy Patricia O'Brien, coeditors of the first edition of The Greenwood Dictionary of Education published in 2003, have acknowledged and addressed these shifts. This revised second edition supplements the extensive content of the first through greater focus on subjects such as neurosciences in educational behavior, gaming strategies as a learning technique, social networking, and distance education. Terms have been revised, where necessary, to represent changes in educational practice and theory.

The Dictionary's focus is on current and evolving terminology specific to the broad field of education, although terms from closely related fields used in the context of education are also included. Encompassing the history of education as well as its future trends, the updated second edition will aid in the understanding and use of terms as they apply to contemporary educational research, practice, and theory.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This is a valuable reference for those seeking quick definitions of educational terms in a single location. A worthy purchase for late undergraduate and graduate education collections."

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Library Journal

"The Greenwood Dictionary of Education (1st ed., CH, Jun'04, 41-5664) is a standard on library shelves. The second edition defines more than 3,500 terms germane to education and related fields such as law, psychology, and neuroscience. . . . Recommended."

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Library Journal
Collins (librarian, Monroe C. Gutman Lib.; faculty, Harvard Graduate Sch. of Education) and O'Brien (librarian, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) provide 200 updated and 800 new terms in this second edition of their 2008 book, for a total of 3500 brief, signed definitions. The additions reflect new areas of interest and emphasis in the fields of education, such as gaming strategies, social networking, distance education, and the use of neuroscientific theory in studying educational behavior. Acronym entries are cross-referenced to their spelled-out terms, enabling quick location of definitions without reference to additional tables or appendixes. The layout is easy to read and follow, and one can quickly locate desired terms using the guide words at the top of each page and bolded entry headings. These definitions are not aimed toward those completely new to the study of education or toward those with advanced knowledge of the profession. Rather, they assume a basic knowledge of the field while offering insight into terms that only readers far advanced in a specific subset of education will require, focusing on the use of those terms in education. BOTTOM LINE This is a valuable reference for those seeking quick definitions of educational terms in a single location. A worthy purchase for late undergraduate and graduate education collections.—Sara Rofofsky Marcus, Queensborough Community Coll. Lib., Bayside, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313379307
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/19/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 581
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

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