This new Encyclopedia draws upon articles in The International Encyclopedia of Education, 2nd Edition (described by Choice as being "a premier resource when judged on virtually every criteria applied to a reference work") with revisions as well as new articles. The purpose of the volume is to provide classroom researchers, teacher educators, and teachers with a sound, reasonable body of knowledge that can be used to guide their efforts to understand and improve the teaching-learning process. While individual research studies may yield different results and recommendations the compilation of such studies by experts in the field provide useful guidelines within which researchers, teacher educators and teachers can operate. The entries in this encyclopedia will provide a body of knowledge to inform, guide and/or justify their teaching practices. The second edition is divided into two parts: teaching and teacher education. Part one contains eight sections: the nature and characteristics of teachers, theories and models of teaching, instructional programs and strategies, teaching skills and techniques, school and classroom factors, students and the teaching-learning process, teaching for specific objectives, and the study of teaching. Part two contains three sections: concepts and issues in teacher education, generic initial teacher education, and continuing teacher education.
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...a collection of well-written essays summarising the current wisdom on questions of enduring interest.
British Journal of Educational Studies
...virtually indispensable for libraries and an invaluable source of reference for students, researchers, teachers and policy makers.
Christine E Deer
...the authors have been chosen 'to represent a wide variety of geographical and cultural perspectives' with authors drawn from North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. This diversity makes the encyclopedia invaluable. The quality of writing is uniformly high...Each of the 11 sections has an introduction by the editor setting the scene and explaining the conceptual organisation. These introductions are extremely well written and I cannot commend them too highly...It provides students, staff and other interested parties with an overciew of a field and a set of further readings; it provides a marker on current topics in the field and finally it opens many directions for further research which is much needed in the field of teacher education.
Australian Journal of Educational Research
Christine E Deer
...This encyclopedia, like its predecesor, provides academics and particulary students with an important and productive way to gain 'an overview of a specific area of education in a relatively short time....the organisation of the encyclopedia reflects its great value to readers wishing to have an overview of a topic in a short period of time...The conceptual clarity that is provided gives a great foundation for a research program in teacher education....an important reference book for any library concerned with teaching and teacher education. It provides students, staff and other interested parties with an overview of a field and a set of further readings; it provides a marker on current topics in the field and finally it opens many directions for further research which is much needed in the field of teacher education.
Australian Journal of Education
Sonia Martins de Almeida Nogueira
This book brings together extensive information on the current issues in teacher education and teaching, offering many interesting ideas about theoretical and practical studies in teacher education, and contributes to the reflection, discussion, and studies in comparative education.
Comparative Education Review
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