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A Dictionary of Education

Susan Wallace

Suitable for:  Trainee teachers in schools and colleges; undergraduates in related fields such as sociology and psychology; postgraduate students studying for an M.Ed. or M.A. in education; teachers and lecturers on continuing professional development programmes; governors, classroom assistants, parents.

Price:  £12.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-967939-3
Publication date: 22/01/2015
Paperback: 368 pages
Dimensions: 196x129mm

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Education is of relevance to everyone, but it involves specialized terminology which may be unfamiliar or opaque. The second edition of this UK-focused dictionary - with around 1,100 authoritative entries - provides clear and accessible definitions of the terms, organizations, qualifications, statutes, and much more, involved in education today.


  • 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

This page was last updated on 17 March 2019 at 04:30 GMT

Table of Contents

Notes on the Contributors

The Dictionary
Appendix 1: Time Line
Appendix 2: Educational Provision in Some Other English-Speaking Countries
Appendix 3: International Comparisons of Qualifications