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.
- 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.
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.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://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://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