About the Book
New UK-focused dictionary of education fills a gap in the market
1,250 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
Entry-level web links - accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Education companion website
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. The new UK-focused Dictionary of Education provides clear and concise definitions for 1,250 terms, from A* to zero tolerance, that anyone 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 figures and organizations, and national curriculum and assessment terminology.
The dictionary features entry-level weblinks, 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, Canada, Australia, and South Africa. This up-to-date and authoritative dictionary is essential for all students of education, teachers, and lecturers on development programmes, and it is strongly recommended for governors, classroom assistants, and parents.
Readership: Student teachers on PGCE and B.Ed courses for schools and PGCE and Cert. Ed. courses for FE; undergraduates in related fields such as sociology and psychology; postgraduate students studying for M.Ed or MAs in education; teachers and lecturers on development programmes; governors, classroom assistants, parents.