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American Educators' Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition (Hardback)
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American Educators' Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 752 Pages / Published: 25/09/1991
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Recognized as one of the outstanding academic books published in 1982, American Educators' Encyclopedia has now been revised to reflect a decade of change. More than 200 items have been added to serve the needs of today's educators. Additions range from Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorders, various computer languages and statistical packages, Schema Theory, and Teacher Warranty Program, to Zero Rejection. One-third of the original items have been significantly updated or deleted. The authors have diligently kept the same characteristic and quality of the first edition, which provided readers with a quick, accurate understanding of education terms and a ready reference for further direction. The revised American Educators' Encyclopedia is an excellent reference for today's teacher and parent. Additions, updating, and deletions in this second edition reflect the vast changes in American education within the past decade. The original format, proving so successful, has not been changed. References follow each item, and a variety of appendices cover a range of areas. The length and language of each item gives the reader a concise understanding that allows for accessible, comprehensive referencing.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313252693
Number of pages: 752
Weight: 2068 g
Dimensions: 230 x 224 x 45 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition


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"Attention deficit disorder, master teacher, A Nation at Risk, personal computer, and semantic mapping--all terms that came to the fore in education during the 1980s--are but a sampling of the 200 new terms defined in this revision of a one-volume encyclopedia that has been a reference workhorse for the past decade. Like the first edition (reviewed in WLB, January 1983), the revision offers concise, clear definitions mercifully free (for educational prose) of educationalists' obfuscatory jargon. One of the strengths of that first edition--the brief end-of-article bibliographies--has declined to decrepitude in this edition. One can date an article to the first edition or the revision simply by glancing at the bibliographies; those with citations postdating the first edition are surely new articles. This reaches its nadir of absurdity in the bibliography appended to the brief article for the National Faculty Directory, where the tenth edition, published in 1979, is cited! It would have been better to have retired the bibliographies than to keep them in harness without the refreshment of updating. And when the team that added entries for this edition goes back and revises thoroughly, it should add articles for Whittle Communications' Channel 1, graphic organizer, Ritalin, and site-based management, some of the terms of the 1980s not yet covered. American Educators' Encyclopedia is still useful but falls short of what it could and should be."-Wilson Library Bulletin
"Research who seek information about the major contributors to US war fiction will find this enclyclopedia very useful....Highly recommended."-Choice
"This single-volume encyclopedia, first published in 1982, has been revised with approximately 200 new entries. Entries of 100-200 words, chiefly elementary and secondary education, are followed by brief bibliographies. Cross-references are given when pertinent. . . . A Nation at Risk, for instance, files after all the entries that start with National. Each of the more than 2,000 entries attempts to provide ready reference to concepts and tools in 22 broad areas such as special education, child growth and development, famous deceased educators, landmark judicial cases, and educational organizations. The book opens with several hundred useful abbreviations and acronyms. Twenty-seven appendixes follow the text and provide tabular information such as a list of land grant colleges and Newberry and Caldecott medal winners or information such as the Code of Ethics of the Educational Profession. A full index completes the volume. Thirty black-and-white drawings, largely of statistical functions, are interspersed throughout the text. A number of educators and other professionals contributed advice and information to the editors."-Reference Books Bulletin
?Research who seek information about the major contributors to US war fiction will find this enclyclopedia very useful....Highly recommended.?-Choice
?This single-volume encyclopedia, first published in 1982, has been revised with approximately 200 new entries. Entries of 100-200 words, chiefly elementary and secondary education, are followed by brief bibliographies. Cross-references are given when pertinent. . . . A Nation at Risk, for instance, files after all the entries that start with National. Each of the more than 2,000 entries attempts to provide ready reference to concepts and tools in 22 broad areas such as special education, child growth and development, famous deceased educators, landmark judicial cases, and educational organizations. The book opens with several hundred useful abbreviations and acronyms. Twenty-seven appendixes follow the text and provide tabular information such as a list of land grant colleges and Newberry and Caldecott medal winners or information such as the Code of Ethics of the Educational Profession. A full index completes the volume. Thirty black-and-white drawings, largely of statistical functions, are interspersed throughout the text. A number of educators and other professionals contributed advice and information to the editors.?-Reference Books Bulletin
?Attention deficit disorder, master teacher, A Nation at Risk, personal computer, and semantic mapping--all terms that came to the fore in education during the 1980s--are but a sampling of the 200 new terms defined in this revision of a one-volume encyclopedia that has been a reference workhorse for the past decade. Like the first edition (reviewed in WLB, January 1983), the revision offers concise, clear definitions mercifully free (for educational prose) of educationalists' obfuscatory jargon. One of the strengths of that first edition--the brief end-of-article bibliographies--has declined to decrepitude in this edition. One can date an article to the first edition or the revision simply by glancing at the bibliographies; those with citations postdating the first edition are surely new articles. This reaches its nadir of absurdity in the bibliography appended to the brief article for the National Faculty Directory, where the tenth edition, published in 1979, is cited! It would have been better to have retired the bibliographies than to keep them in harness without the refreshment of updating. And when the team that added entries for this edition goes back and revises thoroughly, it should add articles for Whittle Communications' Channel 1, graphic organizer, Ritalin, and site-based management, some of the terms of the 1980s not yet covered. American Educators' Encyclopedia is still useful but falls short of what it could and should be.?-Wilson Library Bulletin

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