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Education is of relevance to everyone but it involves a specialized vocabulary and termilogy which may be opaque or unfamiliar to those new to the field. The new UK-focused Dictionary of Education provides clear and concise definitions for 1,250 terms, from A* to zero tolerance, that anyone studying education or working in the field is likely to encounter. Coverage includes all sectors of education: pre-school, primary, secondary, further and higher education, special needs, adult and continuing education, and work-based learning. It also includes major legislation, key figures and organizations, and national curriculum and assessment termilogy. The dictionary features entry-level weblinks, accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Education companion website. Detailed appendices include a timeline summary of landmark educational legislation since 1945 and a glossary of acronyms. In addition, there is a useful, fully cross-referenced section of comparative terms used in the US, Canada, Australia, and South Africa. This up-to-date and authoritative dictionary is essential for all students of education, teachers, and lecturers on development programmes, and it is strongly recommended for goverrs, classroom assistants, and parents.
Dr Susan Wallace is a Reader in Education at Nottingham Trent University. She is the author of a number of books on further education, including Managing Behaviour in the Lifelong Learning Sector (2007), Teaching, Tutoring and Training in the Lifelong Learning Sector (2007), and Getting the Buggers Motivated in FE (2007).