Encyclopedia of Education and Human Development, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0765621088
  • ISBN-13: 9780765621085
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1136 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released July 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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Overview

Designed for professional educators as well as students of the field, this definitive reference provides comprehensive coverage of educational theory and practice from the primary grades through higher education. The set integrates numerous theoretical frameworks with field-based applications from many years in educational research, and features contributions from respected specialists in education, psychology, sociology, philosophy, law, and medicine.

The Encyclopedia of Education and Human Development offers truly comprehensive coverage of important themes in education and human development. While it focuses on contemporary educational policies and issues, it also traces the history of the subject back through the nineteenth century, when the foundations of the modern American educational system were laid down. The contributors treat each entry from the perspective of its social and political context, as well as its historical background. The set also covers the people whose contributions have played a seminal role in shaping educational ideas, institutions, and organizations, and includes comprehensive entries on the institutions and organizations themselves.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Contents.
Tables and Figures.
Contributors.
Foreword.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
Constructs of Learning.
Curriculum.
Curriculum History.
Understanding Curriculum Politically.
Race and Curriculum.
Curriculum and Gender.
Curriculum and Its Institutionalization.
The Internationalization of Curriculum Study.
References.
Instruction.
History and Description of Different Approaches to Instruction.
Direct Instruction.
Guided Instruction.
Authentic Instruction.
Individualized Instruction.
Philosophical Issues in Instruction.
Developmental Issues in Instruction.
Subject Matter and Instruction.
Groupings Issues in Instruction.
Contextual Issues in Instruction.
Classroom Management and Planning.
References.
Educational Assessment.
Academic Outcomes.
Adaptive Testing.
Informal (Authentic) Assessment.
Computerized Testing.
Criterion-Referenced Testing.
Evaluation.
High Stakes Testing.
Norm-Referenced Testing.
Teacher Assessment.
Test Development.
Test Theory.
References.
Issues and Trends in Subject Matter Knowledge.
Language Arts.
Mathematics Education.
Music Education Through the Case of Beethoven’s Educational Development.
Science Education.
History/Social Studies Education.
Visual Arts.
References.
Informal Learning.
Everyday and Informal Knowledge.
Informal Learning Environments.
Informal Learning and Development.
The Development of Scientific Thinking from Informal Activity.
A Review of Informal Experiences on Academic Achievement.
Personal and Professional Growth.
References.
Technologies in Education.
Technology Integration.
Networks and Networking.
Technology-Assisted Project-Based Learning (TA-PBL).
Teaching and Learning: The World Wide Web.
Academic Standards and Technology.
Research Connecting Learning and Technology Use.
Technology and Science Teaching.
Instructional Technology: The Near Future.
References.
Philosophical, Social, and Political Issues in Education.
Philosophy of Education.
Ethics and Moral Education.
Social Philosophy and Education.
Conceptions of Learning and Theories of Knowledge.
The Teacher and the Act of Teaching.
References.
Educational Policy and Reform.
Governance and Educational Policy.
Policy to Promote Equal Educational Opportunities.
State Efforts to Equalize School Funding.
City and State Takeover of Districts and Schools.
School Choice as a Reform Strategy.
Multiple Strategies to Improve Accountability.
References.
Sociology of Education.
Sociology of Educational Systems.
Sociology of Schools.
Sociology of Classrooms.
Sociology of School Improvement.
References.
Equity and Cultural Issues in Education.
Examining the Other: The Other in Education.
Academic Risk, Schools, and U.S. Society.
Multicultural Education and Its Typologies.
Disability Studies in Education.
Feminism and Cross Cultural Feminist Issues in Education.
Equity and Technology.
Race and Education.
Queer Studies: Sexuality in Education.
Cultural Identity.
Critical Pedagogy in Education.
Conceptions of Equity.
Multiracial Experiences.
Home and School Relations.
References.