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Social Studies Education

Details: General Overviews. The following general works provide a well-balanced introduction to the broad field of social studies education. The National Council for the Social Studies 2010 curriculum standards (see under Definition) is a thoughtful and organized text that outlines the purpose, goals, and standards for social studies.As the world changes and …

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Measurement in Education in the United States

Details: All measurement in education has the common aims of (1) arriving at defensible conclusions regarding students’ ability, achievement, or interests, (2) gauging student progress toward specified educational goals, and (3) improving teaching and learning. Educational measurement is closely related to the concepts of testing, assessment, and

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Higher Education Governance

Details: General Overview and Historical Studies. Austin and Jones 2016 provides a good general overview of governance in higher education. Huisman 2009 focuses more on different conceptual approaches used in the study of governance, while Paradeise, et al. 2009 highlights three main narratives that are dominant in contemporary governance reforms. Shattock 2014 …

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Gender and Education

Details: General Overviews. General overviews of gender and education provide broad information on trends and theories in this field. Jacobs 1996 focuses on gender specific trends in higher education and early theories that sought to explain these differences, while Buchmann, et al. 2008 provides a contemporary review of the literature on gender inequalities in education.

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Historical Evolution of Higher Education in the United States

Details: A history of American higher education. 2d ed. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press. This well-written and engaging study, which deploys sociologist Burton Clark’s idea of the university as an institutional saga, is the rare scholarly study that will enlighten both the general reader and the professional academic—ideal for both introductory

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Meta-Analysis and Research Synthesis in Education

Details: General Overview. Suri and Clarke 2009 comprehensively maps how meta-analysis and research synthesis methods have advanced in education. As noted in most texts on meta-analysis (many of which are listed in later sections), the authors observe that meta-analysts have played an important role in formalizing the methodology of research synthesis.

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