Recommended Links

This dictionary has aimed at brevity so checking entries elsewhere should assist fuller understanding. There are numerous potential sources for this activity and the following is offered as a helpful introductory selection.

Books

  • Advisory Council for Education. (1991). Education A-Z. London: ACE.
  • Audi, R. (1995). The Cambridge dictionary of philosophy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Barrow, R., & Milburn, G. (1990). A critical dictionary of educational concepts (2nd ed.). Hemel Hempstead: Harvester Wheatsheaf.
  • Blackburn, S. (1994). The Oxford dictionary of philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Blake, D., & Hanley, V. (1995). The dictionary of educational terms. Aldershot: Arena, Ashgate Publishers Limited.
  • Inglis, F., & Aers, L. (2008). Key concepts in education. London: SAGE.
  • Raber, A. & Raber, E. (2001). The Penguin dictionary of psychology. London: Penguin Books.
  • Ruhmann, C. (2001). The dictionary of important ideas and thinkers. London: Arrow Books.
  • Shafritz, J., Koeppe, R., & Saper, E. (1998). The Facts on File dictionary of education. New York: Facts on File.
  • Wallace, S.(2008). Dictionary of education. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

A subversive guide for cynics and others:

  • Burgess, T. (2002). The devil's dictionary of education. London: Continuum.

Weblinks

 

http://www.schoolwisepress.com/smart/dict/dict.html   A useful glossary from a US educational publisher.

 

http://www.liverpool.gov.uk/Images/tcm21-116101.doc   A brief guide particularly to acronyms in common use in one English region.

 

http://www.tda.gov.uk/Recruit/Global/glossary.aspx?keywords=glossary   A glossary from an official government agency in England

 

http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/search/index.asp  

http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/parentzone/myschool/glossary.asp  Numerous specialist educational glossaries are available on this Scottish site. Simply type 'glossary' into the search engine here to find them.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_education-related_terms_(A-C)   The Wikipedia glossary - which needs to be cross-referenced, like all such 'wiki' sites.

 

http://www.marxists.org/encyclopedia/index.htm    A specialist dictionary of Marxism which contains numerous terms relevant to education.

 

http://plato.stanford.edu/    The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy provides a superb guide to philosophers and ideas related to education.

 

http://www.onelook.com/   A good site which provides definitions simultaneously from a range of online dictionaries, including this site.

 

http://infed.org/encyclopaedia_index.htm   A website devoted to informal education. The index has some helpul definitions, with lengthier entries on particular educational topics.

 

http://www.learningandteaching.info/   A good site, particularly in relation to theories of learning.

 

http://edglossary.org/about/ Another US site with an extensive glossary

 

http://www.educationuk.org/global/articles/glossary/ Site run by British Council - aimed at international audience.

 

http://www.educationengland.org.uk/history/glossary.html Glossary and useful list of abbreviations common in England

 

http://www.gostudyuk.com/glossary.jsp Brief glossary of terms common in FE or HE sectors