Use subject-related handbooks and encyclopedias to find background information and research trends. Search the Library Catalog links below or browse our online reference collections:
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|Handbook of Early Literacy Research||Examines factors that shape learning in and out of the classroom, from basic developmental processes to family and sociocultural contexts, pedagogical strategies, curricula, and policy issues||Robin|
|Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership & Administration||Presents theories, research, terms, concepts, ideas, and histories on educational leadership and school administration||Robin|
|Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development||Collection of articles by experts in the various disciplines related to childhood social development for 3-years to adolescence. Chapters include a historical overview and topics such as temperament, family, race/culture, gender, cooperation, aggression/bullying, disabilities, and interventions.||Robin|
Finding background information on key individuals in the field (founders, theortists, etc) is often found in biographies published as books. However, reference sources often provide a concise overview of an individuals contribution to the field.
Search the Library Catalog: Educators Biography
Sometimes you can find the statistics you need in a journal article, but frequently discipline related statistics are gathered and reported in different formats.
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