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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 Libraries
Learning in libraries

Libraries have long played a key role in supporting the work of individual scholars drawing on book collections and related materials to advance scholarly pursuits. More recently, libraries have come to support the activities of learning communities, broadly constituted, whether such communities are in a city or town, a college or university, or a school or business. Over the past decade, libraries have begun to evolve into multipurpose settings for diverse learners, often spurred by new technologies and new patron interests and demands.

As we progress through the early decades of the 21st century, libraries as learning environments will evolve in response to the changing needs of learners, the changing conceptions of learning, and the new opportunities afforded by developments in ...

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