Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 January 2015

368 Pages


ISBN: 9780199679393

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A Dictionary of Education

Second Edition

Susan Wallace

Oxford Quick Reference

  • 1,100 up-to-date entries on all topics of education, from terminology and qualifications to statutes and biographies of key figures
  • Covers pre-school, primary, secondary, further and higher education, special needs, adult and continuing education, and work-based learning
  • Includes terms from related disciplines, e.g. sociology and psychology
  • Key educational terms from the US, Australia, Canada, and South Africa in cross-referenced appendix, as well as a table of national qualifications that shows where equivalence in level is claimed to exist between general and vocational qualifications
  • Entry-level web links - accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Education companion website

New to this Edition:

  • More detailed coverage of the following areas: the core vocabulary of education (e.g. curriculum and theories of learning); terminology related to disability and to inclusive practice (e.g. Asperger's syndrome and attention deficit hyperactivity order); and vocabulary related to professional development (e.g. mentoring and continuing professional development)

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