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General Resources for Education Research

Fall Semester 2017

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Educational Philosophies - Overview

ARTICLE: We are what we teach by Tom Hoffman
The article examines the basic philosophies of education. The main historical philosophies of education are: essentialism, perennialism, progressivism, social reconstruction, existentialism, and constructivisim. The current buzz word in education today is meta-cognition. It means that people have knowledge of their thinking processes and strategies.
BOOK: Philosophical and ideological perspectives on education by Gerald L. Gutek


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Library of Congress Classifications (a selected list)

L       Education (general)
LA      History of Education
LB      Theory and Practice of Education
LC      Special aspects of Education

Locating Books in Library Catalogs

At Wittenberg: EZRA
At other Ohio Libraries OhioLINK Catalog
In North America For ILL WorldCat

Reference Books

Encyclopedia of Education, 8 vols. Ref. LB15 .E47 2003

Encyclopedia of Educational Research, 4 vols (Ref and Main) LB15 .E48 1992

The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Education Ref. LB15 .R633 2008

Encyclopedia of American Education, 3 vols. Ref. LB17 .U54 2001

World Education Encyclopedia, 3 vols. Ref. LB15 .W87 2001

Journal Articles

Indexes to periodicals for Education Research

Education Research Complete A bibliographic and full text database covering scholarly research and information relating to all areas of education
Education Full Text

(Jun 1983- )
English-language periodicals and yearbooks published in the U.S. and elsewhere. Subjects include administration, teaching methods and curriculum, literacy, government funding, and more.
ERIC (1966-Present) ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) indexes education-related research from 1966 to present that appears in ERIC documents and in more than 775 periodicals. It combines information from Resources in Education (RIE) and the Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE)

Other useful indexes and databases


Index to journal articles on a wide range of academic and non-academic topics.
Academic Search Complete Indexes about 2000 periodicals -- both scholarly journals and popular magazines; covers 1986-Present, with some fulltext coverage starting in the early 1990s.
PsycINFO Index to articles in Psychology.

Locating Journals:

At Wittenberg:
See our online list of Journals the Library Has
At other Ohio academic libraries:
OhioLINK Central Catalog (Note: you generally cannot get periodicals through OhioLINK); use Inter-Library Loan to get articles not held at Wittenberg.

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