The Greenwood Dictionary of Education

John W. Collins, Nancy Patricia Obrien

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This book defines over 3,000 terms from the field of education to assist those charged with teaching students to become global citizens in a rapidly changing, technological society. John W. Collins and Nancy Patricia O'Brien, coeditors of the first edition of The Greenwood Dictionary of Education published in 2003, have acknowledged and addressed these shifts. This revised second edition supplements the extensive content of the first through greater focus on subjects such as neurosciences in educational behavior, gaming strategies as a learning technique, social networking, and distance education. Terms have been revised, where necessary, to represent changes in educational practice and theory. The Dictionary's focus is on current and evolving terminology specific to the broad field of education, although terms from closely related fields used in the context of education are also included. Encompassing the history of education as well as its future trends, the updated second edition will aid in the understanding and use of terms as they apply to contemporary educational research, practice, and theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationSanta Barbara
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing Plc.
Number of pages581
ISBN (Electronic)9780313379314
ISBN (Print)9780313379307
StatePublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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