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Education

Almanac of American Education: 2005
Title: The almanac of American education, 2005 [electronic resource] / edited by Deirdre A. Gaquin and Katherine A. DeBrandt. Publisher: Lanham, MD : Bernan Press, c2005. Description: Book Computer File xiii, 512 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

Blackwell Guide to Epistemology
Blackwell guide to epistemology [electronic resource] / edited by John Greco and Ernest Sosa. Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 1999. Description:ix, 464 p. ; 25 cm. Subject(s): Knowledge, Theory of.

Copyright for Schools
A handbook on how copyright and fair use laws impact schools. Describes, with specific examples, what educators can and can not do with copyrighted materials.

Dictionary for School Library Media Specialists
Title: Dictionary for school library media specialists [electronic resource] : a practical and comprehensive guide / Mary Maude McCain and Martha Merrill. Publisher: Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 2001.

Encyclopedia of African American Education
Edited by Kofi Lomotey. SAGE, c2010. ISBN:9781412971966 (electronic book) Subjects:African Americans--Education--Encyclopedias. "Provides a comprehensive overview of educational institutions at every level, from preschool through graduate and professional training, with special attention to historically and predominantly Black colleges and universities."

Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media
Provides cross-disciplinary coverage from the fields of psychology, education, media studies and communication, sociology, and public policy. Offers a cross-cultural perspective with contributing authors from around the globe and entries on the media in Europe and Asia. Includes entries covering television, film, video games, the Internet and World Wide Web, magazines, music, and more. Explores complex and difficult topics such as violence, sex, rating systems and warning labels, attention deficit disorder, body image and eating disorders, popular music lyrics, advertising, digital music downloading, parental involvement, policymaking, and child development

Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning
This encyclopedia is a resource that provides descriptions, explanations, and institutional and social challenges related to distributed education. We have deliberately chosen the terms distributed education and distributed learning, because they are somewhat broader in scope than related terms such as distance education and online learning.

Encyclopedia of Education
Encyclopedia of Education: Offers a complete view of the institutions, people, processes, roles, and philosophies in educational practice in the United States and throughout the world. Features biographies of influential educators; profiles of historic colleges and universities and of organizations active in the field; and an appendix of full text source documents, including education related legislation, international treaties, and testing methods. 8 volumes. Editor: James W. Guthrie, editor in chief. Gale virtual reference library. Edition: 2nd ed. Publisher: New York : Macmillan Reference USA, c2003. Description: Computer File 8 v. (lxxv, 3357 p.) : ill. ; 29 cm.

Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology
Encyclopedia of educational psychology [electronic resource] / editor, Neil J. Salkind ; managing editor, Kristin Rasmussen. Gale virtual reference library. Publisher: Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, Inc., 2008. Like many encyclopedias, the Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology is organized in alphabetical order, from A through Z. However, there are particular themes under which the information and the entries could be organized conceptually. These themes, or major topic areas, constitute the Reader’s Guide, which appears on page xi. Categories such as Classroom Management; Ethnicity, Race, and Culture; Families; Intelligence and Intellectual Development; Learning and Memory; and Peers and Peer Influences are only a few that help organize the entire set of contributions.

Encyclopedia of Evaluation
The Encyclopedia of Evaluation is a who, what, where, how, and why of evaluation. Evaluation is a profession, a practice, a discipline—and it has developed and continues to develop through the ideas and work of evaluators and evaluation theorists working in real places with high hopes for social improvement. Each individual entry in this book gives a glimpse of a particular aspect of this development, and taken as a whole, the encyclopedia captures the history of evaluation in all these many ways.

Encyclopedia of Human Development
Encyclopedia of Human Development The field of human development focuses on the growth and development of the human being, including physical, social, psychological, and emotional development from conception through death. Under the broad umbrella of the term human development are found countless topics, many of which are explored in this encyclopedia. Through approximately 650 entries, experts in each of the areas contained in these pages contribute an overview and an explanation of the major topics in the field of human development.

Encyclopedia of Multicultural Education
Title: Encyclopedia of multicultural education [electronic resource] / Bruce M. Mitchell and Robert E. Salsbury. Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999.

Encyclopedia of Multimedia Technology and Networking
The encyclopedia of multimedia technology and networking [electronic resource] / [edited by] Margherita Pagani. Publisher: Hershey, Pa. : Idea Group Reference, c2005.

Encyclopedia of Religious and Spiritual Development
This encyclopedia aims to provide a better understanding the similarities and differences between world religions and spiritualities, between expressions of the divine and between experiences of the transcendent. It does so, however, with a focus on the development of religiosity and spirituality.

Encyclopedia of School Psychology
The Encyclopedia of School Psychology (ESP) is designed to provide the depth and breadth of content nonpsychologists need to understand little-known concepts related to psychology in the schools. Additionally, the (ESP) is designed to give the reader a glimpse into the world of a school psychologist and the level of knowledge and skills necessary to negotiate the world of the child and adolescent in schools.

Encyclopedia of Social Psychology
Encyclopedia of social psychology Publisher: Thousand Oaks : Sage Online, 2007 Description: Computer File The Encyclopedia of Social Psychology is designed to make it easy for outsiders to gain access to and benefit from this rapidly growing and important field. It provides brief, clear, readable introductory explanations to the vast number of ideas and concepts that make up the intellectual and scientific content of the field.

Expert Resumes for Teachers and Educators
Expert resumes for teachers and educators/ Wendy S. Enelow and Louise M. Kursmark. Edition: 2nd ed. Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : JIST Works, c2005. xiv, 290 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. Subject(s): Teachers --Employment. Educators --Employment. Résumés (Employment) Cover letters.

Handbook for Research in Cooperative Education and Internships
The aim of this book is to help co-op and internship educators design, carry out, and disseminate quality research and evalution studies. Handbook for research in cooperative education and internships; edited by Patricia Linn, Adam Howard, Eric Miller. Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Publishers, 2004. xix, 460 p. : ill. Subject(s): Education, Cooperative --Research. Internship programs --Research.

Handbook of Pediatric Psychology in School Settings
Title: Handbook of pediatric psychology in school settings [electronic resource] / edited by Ronald T. Brown. Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, c2004. xvii, 819 p. : ill.

Historical Dictionary of American Education
Title: Historical dictionary of American education [electronic resource] / edited by Richard J. Altenbaugh. Publisher: Westport, Conn : Greenwood Press, 1999. Description: xvi, 499 p. ; 25 cm.

Internet Resource Directory for K-12 Teachers and Librarians
Title: The Internet resource directory for K-12 teachers and librarians [electronic resource] / Elizabeth B. Miller. Edition: 2001/2002 ed. Publisher: Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 2001. xxii, 442 p. ; 26 cm.

Music in Every Classroom: a Resource Guide for Integrating Music Across the Curriculum, Grades K-8
Music in every classroom [computer file] : a resource guide for integrating music across the curriculum, grades K-8 / James Douglas Sporborg. Publisher:Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, c1998. Description: xiii, 127 p. ; 24 cm. Subject(s): School music --Instruction and study --Bibliography.

Public Schooling in America: a Reference Handbook
Public schooling in America [electronic resource] : a reference handbook / Richard D. Van Scotter. "Public schools United States Handbooks, manuals, etc. Education United States Handbooks, manuals, etc." ABC-CLIO, c1991. LA217.2 .V36 1991eb

Religion in the Schools: a Reference Handbook
Religion in the schools [electronic resource] : a reference handbook / James John Jurinski. Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c1998. Description: xvii, 209 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Introduction -- Diversity of religion in America -- Historical background -- Key conflict areas -- Attempts to amend the Constitution -- Looking ahead -- Chronology -- Biographical sketches -- Documents, court cases and quotations -- Directory of organizations and associations -- Selected print and nonprint resources.

Leadership and Counseling

Encyclopedia of Career Development
Offers introductory materials prepared by the editors and supplementary appendices on select topics. Incorporates global, cultural, and international dimensions of careers and examines the social context of careers such as the contemporary work environment, emerging values in society, gender and ethnicity, social class, and work-family interface. Explores the evolution of careers, including career stages, patterns, and transitions, as well as variations in the meaning of career success. Discusses career decision-making strategies, and looks at legislative, regulatory, and labor relations decrees that influence career development and decision making. Analyzes initiatives used by employers, counselors, and society to promote the effective development of careers.

Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration
The Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration was an enormous undertaking. After 2 years of work, over 260 professors, graduate students, practitioners, and association officials contributed more than 600 individual entries. The authors came from 125 universities, colleges, school districts, organizations, and associations in 36 states and several provinces of Canada. Their job was to describe the theories, research, terms, concepts, ideas, and histories that represent educational leadership and school administration as it is taught in preparation programs and practiced in schools and colleges today.

Encyclopedia of Evaluation
The Encyclopedia of Evaluation is a who, what, where, how, and why of evaluation. Evaluation is a profession, a practice, a discipline—and it has developed and continues to develop through the ideas and work of evaluators and evaluation theorists working in real places with high hopes for social improvement. Each individual entry in this book gives a glimpse of a particular aspect of this development, and taken as a whole, the encyclopedia captures the history of evaluation in all these many ways.

Encyclopedia of Leadership
SCOPE AND COVERAGE The encyclopedia's entries fall into eleven general topical categories. The Reader's Guide at the front of each volume classifies the entries in accordance with this scheme and includes several additional categories that direct readers to related entries. The eleven general topical categories are Biographies Case Studies Domains Study of Leadership Followership Women and Gender Personal Characteristics of Leaders Power Situational Factors Leadership Styles Leadership Theories

Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics
As in many other encyclopedias, the Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics is organized in alphabetical order, from A through Z. However, particular themes were identified early on that could be used to organize conceptually the information and the entries. These themes or major topic areas constitute the Reader's Guide, which appears on page xiii. Categories such as Experimental Methods, Qualitative Methods, and Organizations and Publications are only a few of the many that help organize the entire set of contributions

Expert Resumes for Teachers and Educators
Expert resumes for teachers and educators/ Wendy S. Enelow and Louise M. Kursmark. Edition: 2nd ed. Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : JIST Works, c2005. xiv, 290 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. Subject(s): Teachers --Employment. Educators --Employment. Résumés (Employment) Cover letters.

From Standards to Success: a Guide for School Leaders
From standards to success [electronic resource] : a guide for school leaders / Mark R. O'Shea. "Education Standards United States Handbooks, manuals, etc. Curriculum planning Standards United States Handbooks, manuals, etc. Educational leadership United States." Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, c2005. LB3060.83 .O84 2005eb

Getting the Grant: How Educators Can Write Winning Proposals and Manage Successful Projects
Getting the grant [electronic resource] : how educators can write winning proposals and manage successful projects / Rebecca Gajda and Richard Tulikangas. "Educational fund raising United States Handbooks, manuals, etc. Proposal writing for grants United States Handbooks, manuals, etc. Proposal writing in education United States Handbooks, manuals, etc." Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, c2005. LC243.A1 .G35 2005eb

New Principal's Fieldbook: Strategies for Success
New principal's fieldbook [electronic resource] : strategies for success / Pam Robbins and Harvey Alvy. "First year school principals United States Handbooks, manuals, etc. School management and organization United States Handbooks, manuals, etc." Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, c2004. LB2831.93 .R63 2004eb

Oxford handbook of personnel psychology / edited by Susan Cartwright and Cary L. Cooper.
'The Oxford Handbook of Personnel Psychology' brings together contributions from leading international scholars within the field. The book is divided into six sections: Individual difference and work performance; Personnel selection ; Methodological issues; Training and development; Policies and practices; and Future challenges. Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2008. Description:xiii, 654 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

Sage Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods
Sage encyclopedia of social science research methods / Michael S. Lewis-Beck, Alan Bryman, Tim Futing Liao, editors. Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, c2004. Social sciences --Research --Encyclopedias. Social sciences --Methodology --Encyclopedias.

School Violence: a Reference Handbook
School violence [electronic resource] : a reference handbook / Deborah L. Kopka. School violence United States Prevention Handbooks, manuals, etc. Crime prevention Youth participation United States Handbooks, manuals, etc. Educational law and legislation United States Handbooks, manuals, etc." ABC-CLIO, c1997. LB3013.3 .K68 1997eb

Physical Education

Nutrition in Sport
Title: Nutrition in sport [electronic resource] / edited by Ron J. Maughan. Publisher: Oxford ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Science, 2000.

Special Education

Encyclopedia of Deafness and Hearing Disorders
The encyclopedia of deafness and hearing disorders Carol Turkington and Allen E. Sussman. Edition: 2nd ed., updated. Publisher: New York : Facts On File, c2004. Description:ix, 294 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. Subject(s): Deafness --Encyclopedias. Ear --Diseases --Encyclopedias.

Encyclopedia of Disability
The Encyclopedia of Disability was conceived in a broad context. While there has been much research on disability, the research presented in these volumes has usually been approached from an interdisciplinary perspective whenever possible and broken into manageable topics for investigation.

Encyclopedia of Education
Encyclopedia of Education: Offers a complete view of the institutions, people, processes, roles, and philosophies in educational practice in the United States and throughout the world. Features biographies of influential educators; profiles of historic colleges and universities and of organizations active in the field; and an appendix of full text source documents, including education related legislation, international treaties, and testing methods. 8 volumes. Editor: James W. Guthrie, editor in chief. Gale virtual reference library. Edition: 2nd ed. Publisher: New York : Macmillan Reference USA, c2003. Description: Computer File 8 v. (lxxv, 3357 p.) : ill. ; 29 cm.

Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology
Encyclopedia of educational psychology [electronic resource] / editor, Neil J. Salkind ; managing editor, Kristin Rasmussen. Gale virtual reference library. Publisher: Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, Inc., 2008. Like many encyclopedias, the Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology is organized in alphabetical order, from A through Z. However, there are particular themes under which the information and the entries could be organized conceptually. These themes, or major topic areas, constitute the Reader’s Guide, which appears on page xi. Categories such as Classroom Management; Ethnicity, Race, and Culture; Families; Intelligence and Intellectual Development; Learning and Memory; and Peers and Peer Influences are only a few that help organize the entire set of contributions.

Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. 3rd ed.
Includes information on more than 1,600 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. Written for a general audience with an authoritative tone.

Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health
Gale encyclopedia of mental health [electronic resource] / Laurie J. Fundukian and Jeffrey Wilson, editors. Publisher: Detroit : Thomson Gale, c2008. Description: Book Psychiatry --Encyclopedias. Mental illness --Encyclopedias.

Teacher Education

Blackwell Guide to Epistemology
Blackwell guide to epistemology [electronic resource] / edited by John Greco and Ernest Sosa. Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 1999. Description:ix, 464 p. ; 25 cm. Subject(s): Knowledge, Theory of.

Class, Culture, and Race in American Schools: A Handbook
Class, culture, and race in American schools : a handbook / edited by Stanley William Rothstein. Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1995. ix, 257 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. Subject(s): Educational sociology --United States. Educational anthropology --United States. Minorities --Education --United States. Children with social disabilities --Education --United States. Discrimination in education --United States. Multicultural education --United States.

Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood: In History and Society.
This 3-vol. set presents the social and cultural history of childhood from antiquity to the present. Children and Childhood examines this history through articles on education, parenting, child labor, economics, images of childhood, children's literature, play, toys and games, health, physiology, law, the criminal justice system and social welfare. Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood: In History and Society. Paula S. Fass, ed. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2004. 1056 pp. 3 vol

Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media
Provides cross-disciplinary coverage from the fields of psychology, education, media studies and communication, sociology, and public policy. Offers a cross-cultural perspective with contributing authors from around the globe and entries on the media in Europe and Asia. Includes entries covering television, film, video games, the Internet and World Wide Web, magazines, music, and more. Explores complex and difficult topics such as violence, sex, rating systems and warning labels, attention deficit disorder, body image and eating disorders, popular music lyrics, advertising, digital music downloading, parental involvement, policymaking, and child development

Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning
This encyclopedia is a resource that provides descriptions, explanations, and institutional and social challenges related to distributed education. We have deliberately chosen the terms distributed education and distributed learning, because they are somewhat broader in scope than related terms such as distance education and online learning.

Encyclopedia of Education
Encyclopedia of Education: Offers a complete view of the institutions, people, processes, roles, and philosophies in educational practice in the United States and throughout the world. Features biographies of influential educators; profiles of historic colleges and universities and of organizations active in the field; and an appendix of full text source documents, including education related legislation, international treaties, and testing methods. 8 volumes. Editor: James W. Guthrie, editor in chief. Gale virtual reference library. Edition: 2nd ed. Publisher: New York : Macmillan Reference USA, c2003. Description: Computer File 8 v. (lxxv, 3357 p.) : ill. ; 29 cm.

Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology
Encyclopedia of educational psychology [electronic resource] / editor, Neil J. Salkind ; managing editor, Kristin Rasmussen. Gale virtual reference library. Publisher: Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, Inc., 2008. Like many encyclopedias, the Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology is organized in alphabetical order, from A through Z. However, there are particular themes under which the information and the entries could be organized conceptually. These themes, or major topic areas, constitute the Reader’s Guide, which appears on page xi. Categories such as Classroom Management; Ethnicity, Race, and Culture; Families; Intelligence and Intellectual Development; Learning and Memory; and Peers and Peer Influences are only a few that help organize the entire set of contributions.

Encyclopedia of Human Development
Encyclopedia of Human Development The field of human development focuses on the growth and development of the human being, including physical, social, psychological, and emotional development from conception through death. Under the broad umbrella of the term human development are found countless topics, many of which are explored in this encyclopedia. Through approximately 650 entries, experts in each of the areas contained in these pages contribute an overview and an explanation of the major topics in the field of human development.

Encyclopedia of Leadership
SCOPE AND COVERAGE The encyclopedia's entries fall into eleven general topical categories. The Reader's Guide at the front of each volume classifies the entries in accordance with this scheme and includes several additional categories that direct readers to related entries. The eleven general topical categories are Biographies Case Studies Domains Study of Leadership Followership Women and Gender Personal Characteristics of Leaders Power Situational Factors Leadership Styles Leadership Theories

Encyclopedia of School Psychology
The Encyclopedia of School Psychology (ESP) is designed to provide the depth and breadth of content nonpsychologists need to understand little-known concepts related to psychology in the schools. Additionally, the (ESP) is designed to give the reader a glimpse into the world of a school psychologist and the level of knowledge and skills necessary to negotiate the world of the child and adolescent in schools.

Expert Resumes for Teachers and Educators
Expert resumes for teachers and educators/ Wendy S. Enelow and Louise M. Kursmark. Edition: 2nd ed. Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : JIST Works, c2005. xiv, 290 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. Subject(s): Teachers --Employment. Educators --Employment. Résumés (Employment) Cover letters.

Handbook for Qualities of Effective Teachers
Handbook for qualities of effective teachers [electronic resource] / James H. Stronge, Pamela D. Tucker, Jennifer L. Hindman. "Effective teaching Handbooks, manuals, etc. Teacher effectiveness Handbooks, manuals, etc." Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, c2004. LB1025.3 .S7892 2004eb

Historical Dictionary of American Education
Title: Historical dictionary of American education [electronic resource] / edited by Richard J. Altenbaugh. Publisher: Westport, Conn : Greenwood Press, 1999. Description: xvi, 499 p. ; 25 cm.

Learning Differences Sourcebook
Learning differences sourcebook [computer file] / by Nancy S. Boyles and Darlene Contadino. "Learning disabled children Education United States Handbooks, manuals, etc. Learning disabilities United States Handbooks, manuals, etc. Cognitive styles in children United States Handbooks, manuals, etc. Learning Handbooks, manuals, etc." Contemporary Books, c1997. LC4705 .B69 1997eb

School Violence: a Reference Handbook
School violence [electronic resource] : a reference handbook / Deborah L. Kopka. School violence United States Prevention Handbooks, manuals, etc. Crime prevention Youth participation United States Handbooks, manuals, etc. Educational law and legislation United States Handbooks, manuals, etc." ABC-CLIO, c1997. LB3013.3 .K68 1997eb

Supporting Learning and Teaching
Supporting learning and teaching [electronic resource] / edited by Christine Bold. "Learning, Psychology of.Teaching. Teachers' assistants Great Britain Handbooks, manuals, etc."David Fulton, 2004. LB1051 .S87 2004eb