Extensively revised and updated, the Encyclopedia of American Education covers the entire span of American education from the colonial period to the present. Containing more than 2,000 entries, this three-volume work provides a wealth of information on virtually every aspect of education, from the evolution of school curriculum, education funding, and church-state controversies to the latest debates on multiculturalism, prayer in school, and sex education. Updated appendixes include an extensive bibliography for each subject area; a general chronology of American education since 1607; a summary of significant federal education legislation since 1787; a listing of every major U.S. Supreme Court decision affecting education--including eight new rulings handed down since the first edition was published; and a listing of graduate school offerings in education, undergraduate education majors, and undergraduate majors at American colleges. Coverage includes: education and reform movements; legal issues and landmarks; key education theories; the role of computers and technology in education; bilingual education; violence and crime in schools; and entries on the history, trends, and quality of education in each of the fifty states.
Evangelism, evolution, extracurricular activities, faculty, federal aid to education, financial aid, First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Ford Foundation, foreign language study, Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Benjamin Franklin, Freedmen's Bureau, Society of Friends (Quakers), Frederick Wilhelm August Froebel, fundamentalism, gender discrimination, General Educational Development (GED) Program, G.I. Bill of Rights, gifted, Goals 2000, graduate school, graduation rate, grammar school, the Great Books Program, Great Depression, ancient Greece, handicaps, Head Start, hearing impaired, Hispanic Americans, illiteracy, immigrants/immigration, inner city schools, integration, intelligent design, Internet, I.Q., Thomas Jefferson, Jewish education, Lyndon B. Johnson, kindergarten, labor unions, Land Grant (Morrill) Act of 1862, land grant colleges, language arts, Latin, law/legal issues, learning, learning disabilities, learning theory, liberal arts, library, literacy, magnet school, mainstreaming, Horace Mann, Massachusetts Bay Colony, mathematics, medical education, middle school, minority education, multicultural education, music, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), National Education Association (NEA), New Light/Old Light controversy, New York City, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), normal school, parent involvement in education, parochial school, pedagogy, Johan Heinrich Pestalozzi, petty school, philosophy, phonics, physical education, Jean Piaget, Plato, Plessy v. Ferguson, poverty, prayer in school.
Preschool, primary school, Private school, proficiency testing, programmed instruction, progressive education, property tax, Protestantism, public school, public school finances, Puritanism, race/racism, reading, reasoning skills, Reconstruction, Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC), Revolutionary War, Roman Catholic Church, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, rural education, Scholastic Assessment Tests (SATs), school board, school/college partnership programs, science, Scopes Monkey Trail, secondary education, segregation, self-education, separate but equal doctrine, settlement house, slavery, social problems and education, Socratic method, special education, specialized institution of higher education, standardized test, Stanford Binet Intelligence Test, teacher education, teacher salaries, teacher training, teacher unions, teaching method, teaching the test, team teaching, television, Lewis M. Terman, tests, textbook, tracking, United States Department of Education, Vietnam War, violence, vocational education, vo-tech (vocational/technical) school, War on Poverty, Booker T. Washington, Noah Webster, women teachers, women's education, women's rights, World War I, World War II, writing, etc.