Research Starters - Education

This database provides education students with a solid foundation for their research and assignments. Comprehensive topic summaries help students grasp the broad outlines of a subject, understand real world applications, critically engage with the topics and locate sources for advanced scholarly research. 

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At a Glance

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Content Includes

  • Abstracts
  • Bibliographies
  • Glossary of terms and concepts
  • Keyword Lists
  • Suggested reading lists
  • Topic overviews
  • Viewpoints/issues/discourse

Subjects Include

  • Early childhood education
  • Public school education
  • Adult education
  • Special education
  • Physical education
  • Extended learning
  • Service learning
  • Education and the law
  • School administration and policy
  • School safety
  • Curriculum organization
  • Politics, government and education
  • History of education
  • Educational theory
  • Teaching methods
  • Technology in education
  • Testing and evaluation
  • Educational psychology
  • Multicultural education
  • English as a second language
  • Alternative education
  • Teacher education
  • Guidance and counseling
  • Research in education
  • Higher education
  • International perspectives

Expertly Chosen Topics

Education topics were chosen through careful analysis of the course offerings of colleges and universities with leading education programs such as the University of Michigan, Harvard University, Boston University, Syracuse University, New York University, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the University of Pittsburgh, and many more. To address emerging subject areas and current trends, additional topics are added regularly.

Subject matter experts holding advanced degrees in education were consulted to ensure that the articles encompass current trends and popular topics.