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21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook offers 100 chapters written by leading experts in the field that highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates facing educators today. This comprehensive and authoritative two-volume work provides undergraduate education majors with insight into the rich array of issues inherent in education—issues informing debates that involve all Americans.Key Features:· Provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source ideal for their classroom research needs, preparation for GREs, and research into directions to take in pursuing a graduate degree or career· Offers more detailed information than encyclopedia entries, but not as much jargon, detail, or density as journal articles or research handbook chapters· Explores educational policy and reform, teacher education and certification, educational administration, curriculum, and instruction· Offers a reader-friendly common format: Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, References and Further Readings 21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook is designed to prepare teachers, professors, and administrators for their future careers, informing the debates and preparing them to address the questions and meet the challenges of education today.

Preparing for College and Graduate School: What Do Tests like the SAT, ACT, and GRE Tell Us?
Preparing for college and graduate school: What do tests like the SAT, ACT, and GRE tell us?

Suppose you were a college or university admissions officer. You have more applicants than you have slots. You have to decide which applicants to admit and which to reject. You want the best applicants to be admitted. But what makes an applicant “best”?

Early in the 20th century, college and university admissions officers had a fairly clear idea of what they meant by best (Lemann, 1999). First, the best applicant was male. After all, the leaders of society were, and always had been, predominantly male. The notion that future leaders should be male ...

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