Description: Education is a field sometimes beset by theories-of-the-day and with easypanaceas that overpromise the degree to which they can alleviate pressingeducational problems. The two-volume Encyclopedia of Educational Theory andPhilosophy introduces readers to theories that have stood the test of time andthose that have provided the historical foundation for the best of contemporaryeducational theory and practice. Drawing together a team of internationalscholars, this invaluable reference examines the global landscape of all the keytheories and the theorists behind them and presents them in the context neededto understand their strengths and weaknesses. In addition to interpretations oflong-established theories, this work offers essays on cutting-edge research andconcise, to-the-point definitions of key concepts, ideas, schools, andfigures.Features: Over 300 signed entries by trusted experts in the field areorganized into two volumes and overseen by a distinguished General Editor and aninternational Editorial Board. Entries are followed by cross references andfurther reading suggestions. A Chronology of Theory within the field ofeducation highlights developments over the centuries; a Reader and rsquo;s Guidegroups entries thematically, and a master Bibliography facilitates furtherstudy. The Reader and rsquo;s Guide, detailed index, and cross referencescombine for strong search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic version.Available in a choice of print or electronic formats, Encyclopedia ofEducational Theory and Philosophy is an ideal reference for anyone interested inthe roots of contemporary educational theory.
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