The Sage Encyclopedia of Action ResearcheBook - 2014
Education is a field sometimes beset by theories-of-the-day and with easy panaceas that overpromise the degree to which they can alleviate pressing educational problems. The two-volume Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy introduces readers to theories that have stood the test of time and those that have provided the historical foundation for the best of contemporary educational theory and practice.Drawing together a team of international scholars, this invaluable reference examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them and presents them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses.In addition to interpretations of long-established theories, this work offers essays on cutting-edge research and concise, to-the-point definitions of key concepts, ideas, schools, and figures. Features: Over 300signed entries by trusted experts in the field are organized into two volumes and overseen by a distinguished General Editor and an international Editorial Board. Entriesare followed by cross references and further reading suggestions. AChronology of Theory within the field of education highlights developments over the centuries; a Readers Guide groups entries thematically, and amaster Bibliography facilitates further study. The Readers Guide, detailed index, and cross references combinefor strongsearch-and-browse capabilities in the electronic version. Available in a choice of print or electronic formats, Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy isan ideal reference for anyone interested in the roots of contemporaryeducational theory.--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, California : SAGE Publications, Incorporated, 
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxvi, 863 pages) : illustrations) data file
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