EDU 1021: Education in Society

Books in the Main Stacks

For you can borrow, try searching the catalog for the following subjects:
Addams, Jane
Comenius, Johann Amos
Dewey, John
Froebel, Friedrich W.A.
Locke, John
Montessori, Maria
Pestalozzi, Johann
Piaget, Jean
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
Spencer, Herbert

Citing Your Resources

Doing ethical research means citing sources. It is critical to credit writers for their work and their contributions to your research. To not do so is unethical and leads to plagiarism - unintentionally or not. Here are some sources to help you cite properly and to avoid the problem of plagiarism.

  • Citation of Sources
    This lists citation engines which help you create proper citations as well as providing information on different citation styles.
  • Tips on avoiding plagiarism
  • Turnitin
    Turnitin is a service that faculty and students use to detect and avoid plagiarism in their writing.
  • NoodleBib
    NoodleBib is an online resource that will help you format MLA and APA bibliographies, exporting them directly to your word processing program.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Altenbaugh, R.J. (Ed.). (1999). Historical dictionary of American education. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
Brief articles about the history of education and biographies of the people who helped shape it.
Reference LB 15 .H57 1999

Guthrie, J.W. (Ed.). (2003). The encyclopedia of education. New York: Macmillan Reference USA.
This new edition of the 1971 classic includes biographical information about important educational thinkers as well as in-depth definitions of important topics and issues. Most entries include brief bibliographies for further research.
Reference LB 15 .E47 v.1–10

Guzzetti, B. (Ed.). (2002). Literacy in America: An encyclopedia of history, theory, and practice. 2 vols. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO
Coverage includes many very current topics, and includes literacy over the entire life span. Each entry offers a list of related topics for further study as well as a short bibliography.
Reference LC 151 .L487 2002

Kovalchick, A., & Dawson, K. (Eds.) (2004). Education and technology: An encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, Inc.
The entries included in this volume touch on the foundations of educational technology as well as significant persons, theories, and projects.
Reference LB 1028.3 .E17 2004 v.1–2
Brookhaven Reference LB 1028.3 .E17 2004 v.1–2

Leonard, D.C. (2002). Learning theories A to Z. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
This volume provides definitions for “over 500 terms related to learning theories and environments.” Though the entries are brief, this book is useful for locating a topic for further study. The annotated bibliography of selected books and articles is useful, too.
Reference LB 15 .L4695 2002

Palmer, J.A. (Ed.). (2001). Fifty major thinkers on education: From Confucius to Dewey and Fifty modern thinkers on education: From Piaget to the present. New York: Routledge.
Most of the major players are included in these volumes. Each individual’s perspective, ideas, and work is described in an in-depth essay, accessible to students and specialists alike.
Brookhaven Reference LB 17 .F56 2001
Brookhaven Reference LB 17 .F57 2001

Peltzman, B.R. (1998). Pioneers of early childhood education: A bio-bibliographical guide. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
Brief biographies with extensive, annotated bibliographies. A great place to start looking for information.
Reference LB 1139.23 .P45 1998

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