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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.

Learning in Museums
Learning in museums

Understanding how learning takes place in museums is a relatively new undertaking when compared to the longer tradition of studying learning in general. The field has grown out of two different strands of investigation: the study of museum visitor behavior (a branch of market research for museums) and the study of learning in formal and informal situations (a branch of applied psychology). Findings emerged in the mid-1970s showing that people seemed to learn from and to know about situations that did not involve formal school settings. Most notable were four investigations with different people engaged in different activities: the knowledge and behavior of tailors and their apprentices in Africa (Lave, 1988), the knowledge and behavior of milk delivery men in ...

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