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By D. C. Phillips

Education is a box occasionally beset by means of theories-of-the-day and with effortless panaceas that overpromise the measure to which they could alleviate urgent academic difficulties. The two-volume Encyclopedia of academic concept and Philosophy introduces readers to theories that experience stood the try of time and those who have supplied the old starting place for the easiest of latest academic concept and practice. Drawing jointly a workforce of overseas students, this priceless reference examines the worldwide panorama of the entire key theories and the theorists at the back of them and offers them within the context had to comprehend their strengths and weaknesses. In addition to interpretations of original theories, this paintings bargains essays on state of the art study and concise, to-the-point definitions of key thoughts, principles, faculties, and figures.


  • Over 300 signed entries by way of relied on specialists within the box are equipped into volumes and overseen via a amazing normal Editor and a world Editorial Board.
  • Entries are by means of go references and additional studying feedback.
  • A Chronology of conception in the box of schooling highlights advancements over the centuries; a Reader’s consultant teams entries thematically, and a master Bibliography enables additional examine.
  • The Reader’s advisor, particular index, and pass references combine for strong search-and-browse services within the digital model.

Available in a call of print or digital codecs, Encyclopedia of academic idea and Philosophy is an perfect reference for someone drawn to the roots of contemporary educational theory. 

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A reconciliation of the approaches to ability in terms of general versus primary factors was proposed by John Carroll, who reanalyzed most of the data sets on ability tests in existence and found evidence for a hierarchical model of human abilities with a general-ability factor at the top, primary abilities similar to Thurstone’s at the second stratum, and even more specific abilities at the third stratum. An issue in Carroll’s formulation, and in the field in general, is whether it is more useful to posit a single general factor or whether, as Raymond Cattell and John Horn long argued, proposing two broad general factors—general fluid (gf) and general crystallized (gc)—is more appropriate.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. (2010). PISA 2009 results: Overcoming social background. Equity in learning opportunities and outcomes (Vol. 2). , & Hilton, M. ). (2012). Education for life and work: Developing transferable knowledge and skills in the 21st century. Washington, DC: National Academies Press. Accountability and Standards-Based Reform ACCOUNTABILITY AND STANDARDS-BASED REFORM In a basic sense, accountability means nothing more than being responsible for one’s actions and being willing to be answerable for them.

This would tend to improve their preparation for school and to close achievement gaps without harming the more advantaged 7 students. The policy issues in this realm relate to finding the best way to provide and pay for this early-childhood education. Eric A. Hanushek See also Coleman Report; Equality of Educational Opportunity; Ethnicity and Race; Human Capital Theory and Education; Quality of Education Further Readings Fuller, B. (2007). Standardized childhood: The political and cultural struggle over early education.

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