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Definitions are easily understood, making this volume useful for professional collections as well as for student teachers and future educator clubs. The bibliography and lists of contributors by subject expertise add to its value. Recommended.
Library Media Connection
This is a well-priced and high standard reference resource and is highly recommended for public and academic libraries.
This wide-ranging, up-to-date dictionary defines more than 2,600 significant concepts in the field of education. The scope includes adult and early childhood education, as well as art, vocational, elementary, special, rural, multicultural, and higher education….[f]rom cultural literacy and divergent thinking to school vouchers and teaching portfolios, this guide will give parents, teachers, researchers, administrators and students of education an excellent introduction to the vocabulary of the field.
Lawrence Looks at Books
"The first of its kind in more than 20 years….[e]veryone from educators to students of education to lay readers will find it useful. No library, whether public or academic, should be without this reference source."
Library Journal, Starred Review
Librarians Collins and O'Brien provide the first comprehensive dictionary of education since publication of Carter Victor Good's Dictionary of Education (3rd ed., CH, Oct'73). More than 2,600 terms, arranged alphabetically with cross-references, supply insightful contemporary definitions as they apply to educational research, practice, and theory….Highly recommended. All collections.