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The field of education is vitally important but it involves a specialized vocabulary and terminology which may be unfamiliar to those new to the discipline. The new Dictionary of Education provides clear and concise definitions for 1,250 terms that anyone studying education or involved in teaching is likely to encounter. Coverage includes all sectors of education: pre-school, primary, secondary, further and higher education, special needs, adult and continuing education, and work-based learning. It also includes major legislation, key figures and organizations, and national curriculum and assessment terminology. The dictionary features entry-level web links, accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Education companion website. Detailed appendices include a timeline summary of landmark educational legislation since 1945 and a glossary of acronyms. In addition, there is a useful, fully cross-referenced section of comparative terms used in the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, and South Africa. This up-to-date and authoritative dictionary is essential for all students of education and teachers at every level, and it is strongly recommended for classroom assistants and parents.
Education is of relevance to everyone but it involves a specialised vocabulary and terminology which may be opaque or unfamiliar to those new to the field. The new UK-based Dictionary of Education provides concise and accessible definitions of the terms that anyone studying education, or working in the fieled, is likely to encounter. Coverage includes all sectors of education: pre-school, primary, secondary, and further and higher education, adult and continuing education and work-based learning as well as major legislation, key figures and organizations, and curriculum and assessment terminology.
The Dictionary will include entry level web links updated via a companion web site.
It includes a fully cross-referenced appendix of comparative terms used in the US, Canada, Australia and other English-language speaking countries. Other appendices
About the Author
Susan Wallace is a Reader in Education at Nottingham Trent University.
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