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A*

Edited by Susan Wallace.

in A Dictionary of Education

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education. 95 words.

A grade awarded for exceptionally good performance in any subject at General Certificate of Secondary Education. Previously, the highest

A*

Overview page. Subjects: Education.

A grade awarded for exceptionally good performance in any subject at General Certificate of Secondary Education. Previously, the highest grade awarded was an A grade. When the introduction...

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A*

Edited by Susan Wallace.

in A Dictionary of Education

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education. 113 words.

A *grade originally awarded for exceptionally good performance in any subject at *General Certificate of Secondary Education.

“A New era of Labor Relations”

Jon Shelton.

in Teacher Strike!

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Educational Strategies and Policy. 12946 words.

This chapter outlines the parameters of the “public sector labor problem.” When private sector unions grew powerful after World War II, public employees organized for similar rights. In...

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A (Not So) Modest Proposal

Paul Siegel.

in The Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education

January 2010; p ublished online May 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Teaching of Specific Groups and Special Educational Needs. 552 words.

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A. S. Neill

Overview page. Subjects: Education.

(1883–1973)

Alexander Sutherland Neill was an exponent of democratic, pupil‐centred, or ‘free’ schooling, and the founder of Summerhill School. His reaction to his own Calvinist...

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“A Tangle of Pathology”: The Color of Mind Takes a Cultural Turn

Derrick Darby and John L. Rury.

in The Color of Mind

January 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Education. 6862 words.

This chapter tells the story of how an understanding of the Color of Mind as marking heritable differences between the races evolved into a cultural interpretation of them. This...

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“A Timely and On-Time Journal...”

Marc Marschark.

in The Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education

January 2000; p ublished online January 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Teaching of Specific Groups and Special Educational Needs. 0 words.

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“A Wedding Ceremony Between Industry and the University”

Charles Dorn.

in For the Common Good

June 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Education. 10281 words.

This chapter discusses the rising ethos of affluence in higher education, which had profound implications for colleges and universities. Whereas earlier in the century, commercialism had...

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Aaron, Richard Ithamar (1901–1987), philosopher

O. R. Jones.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy. 1332 words.

Aaron, Richard Ithamar (1901–1987), philosopher, was born on 6 November 1901 at Upper Dulais, Blaendulais, Glamorgan, the son of William Aaron (1864–1937), a draper, and his wife, Margaret...

Aaronson, Lazarus (1895–1966), poet and educationist

William Baker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Education. 1255 words.

Aaronson, Lazarus (1895–1966), poet and educationist, was born at 34 Great Pearl Street, Spitalfields, London, on 18 February 1895, the son of Louis Aaronson, master bootmaker, and his...

Aarts, Prof. Sebastiaan Henri Lucas Marie, (Bas)

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education. 180 words.

PhD

s of Florent Gérard Antoin Marie Aarts and Marie Josephine Victoria Servatia Postmes; m 2002, Dr Gergana Popova; two dnull...

Abandoning Failure: Diffusing Its Impact

Jill P. Koyama.

in Making Failure Pay

August 2010; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Educational Strategies and Policy. 8650 words.

The actor-network theory illuminates the interconnectivity of material objects, human actors, and their environments. The actor network emerges when the multiple actions of those attending...

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Abbey, John Roland (1894–1969), book collector

Anthony Hobson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1464 words.

Abbey, John Roland (1894–1969), book collector, was born in Brighton on 23 November 1894, the eldest of three sons of William Henry Abbey, brewer, of Sedgwick Park, Horsham, and his wife,...

Abbot, Francis Ellingwood

Robert Bruce Mullin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1005 words.

Abbot, Francis Ellingwood (06 November 1836–23 October 1903), Unitarian clergyman and philosopher, was born in Boston, the son of Joseph Hale Abbot and Fanny Ellingwood Larcom. The senior...

Abbot, Gorham Dummer

Patrick G. Williams.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality; Education. 945 words.

Abbot, Gorham Dummer (03 September 1807–03 August 1874), educator of women and clergyman, was born in Brunswick, Maine, the son of “Squire” Jacob Abbot, a land trustee and sometime...

Abbott, Charles Conrad

Michael J. Brodhead.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; Natural History. 917 words.

Abbott, Charles Conrad (04 June 1843–27 July 1919), naturalist and archaeologist, was born in Trenton, New Jersey, the son of Timothy Abbott, a banker, and Susan Conrad. As a child he loved...

Abbott, Cleveland

Anne M. Blaschke.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Education. 1317 words.

Abbott, Cleveland (09 December 1892–14 April 1955), Tuskegee Institute educator, administrator, and athletic coach, was born in Yankton, South Dakota, one of seven children of Mollie Brown...

Abbott, Edith

Kathleen Banks Nutter.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Social Work; Education. 1489 words.

Abbott, Edith (26 September 1876–28 July 1957), social reformer, social work educator, and author, was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, the daughter of Othman Ali Abbott, a lawyer and first...

Abbott, Edwin (1808–1882), headmaster

James M. Borg.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education. 666 words.

Abbott, Edwin (1808–1882), headmaster, was born in London on 12 May 1808, the son of Edward Abbott, an oilman and Italian warehouseman, of St Martin's Lane, London, and his wife, Charlotte....