A Dictionary of Education

Paperback | February 10, 2015

bySusan Wallace

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Education is of relevance to everyone but it involves a specialized vocabulary and terminology which may be opaque or unfamiliar to those new to the field. This UK-focused Dictionary of Education provides clear and concise definitions for over 1,100 terms, from A* to zero tolerance, thatanyone studying education or working in the field 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 figuresand organizations, and national curriculum and assessment terminology. This second edition covers all the contemporary reforms being introduced to revise the school examinations system and to reform the process of initial teacher training in England and Wales. Coverage of the vocabulary of education has also been increased, and longer and more detailed entries areincluded for terms relating to disability and inclusive practice, such as autistic spectrum disorder, attention deficit, and dyslexia, and to professional development, such as mentor. Entries regarding projects and initiatives that are now obsolete have been deleted. 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, fullycross-referenced section of comparative terms used in the US, Canada, Australia, and South Africa. This concise yet authoritative dictionary is essential for all students of education, teachers, and lecturers on development programmes, and it is strongly recommended for governors, classroomassistants, and parents.

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Education is of relevance to everyone but it involves a specialized vocabulary and terminology which may be opaque or unfamiliar to those new to the field. This UK-focused Dictionary of Education provides clear and concise definitions for over 1,100 terms, from A* to zero tolerance, thatanyone studying education or working in the field...

Professor Susan Wallace is Emeritus Professor of Education at Nottingham Trent University. She is the author of a number of books for teachers, including Managing Behaviour in the Lifelong Learning Sector (2013), Teaching, Tutoring and Training in the Lifelong Learning Sector (2011), Understanding the Further Educaton Sector (2013), an...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.68 inPublished:February 10, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199679398

ISBN - 13:9780199679393

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PrefaceNotes on the ContributorsAbbreviationsThe DictionaryAppendix 1: Time LineAppendix 2: Educational Provision in Some Other English-Speaking CountriesAppendix 3: International Comparisons of Qualifications