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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.

At-Risk Learners
At-risk learners

Who is an “at-risk” learner? When and why is a student considered to be “at risk?” The label “at risk” gained prominence in the taxonomy of educational research in the 1980s subsequent to the publication of the commissioned report “A Nation at Risk.” This document both evidenced and lamented the status of the United States' educational system in comparison to the school systems of other industrialized nations around the world. America's schoolchildren, it argued, were falling behind the children in other technological-rich countries. Years after the publication of that landmark report, the at-risk label has been more liberally applied as a moniker to describe certain types of students. A politically loaded term, “at risk” is often used as a code word for ...

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