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Abbott, Jacob

Edward L. Lach, Jr..

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education. 946 words.

Abbott, Jacob (14 November 1803–31 October 1879), educator and author, was born in Hallowell, Maine, the son of Jacob Abbot II, a merchant, and Betsey Chandler. He attended school in...

Academic Audit for Universities

Michael J. Wells.

in Education

P ublished online November 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Education; Organization and Management of Education; Philosophy and Theory of Education; Schools Studies; Teaching Skills and Techniques. 6038 words.

Academic audit for universities is a topic that is complex, technical, and laden with controversy. While the term “academic audit” is associated with evaluation in higher education, the...

Academic Freedom and Tenure in the United States

Luther Spoehr.

in Education

P ublished online September 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Education; Organization and Management of Education; Philosophy and Theory of Education; Schools Studies; Teaching Skills and Techniques. 9841 words.

Academic freedom is a German import. Throughout the 19th century, more and more American scholars undertook advanced study in Germany and returned to the United States committed to...

Academic Optimism

Martinette V. Horner, Derrick D. Jordan and Kathleen M. Brown.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education

P ublished online May 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Education; Philosophy and Theory of Education; Organization and Management of Education. 5914 words.

Academic optimism was developed in 2006 as a latent concept that provides insight into the improvement of student outcomes especially for those who, because of socioeconomic status,...

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Action Research as Continuous Professional Development in Southeast Asia

Sarimah binti Shaik-Abdullah, S. Kanageswari Suppiah Shanmugam and Mohan Chinappan.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education

Article. Subjects: Teaching Skills and Techniques; Education; Organization and Management of Education. 324 words.

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. Please check back later for the full article.

The...

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Action Research in Education

Mary Beth Hines, Adam Henze, Christina Ivanova, Leslie Rowland, Lottie Waggoner and Maria Lisak.

in Education

P ublished online February 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Education; Organization and Management of Education; Philosophy and Theory of Education; Schools Studies; Teaching Skills and Techniques. 9447 words.

Educational action research involves participants conducting inquiry into their own practices in order to improve teaching and learning, practices and programs. This means that the...

Adams, John

Frederick S. Allis.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education. 684 words.

Adams, John (18 September 1772–24 April 1863), educator, was born in Canterbury, Connecticut, the son of Captain John Adams, a farmer and a veteran of the Revolution, and Mary Parker. As a...

Adams, Numa Pompilius Garfield

Shari Rudavsky.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Medicine and Health. 1224 words.

Adams, Numa Pompilius Garfield (26 February 1885–29 August 1940), physician and medical educator, was born in Delaplane, Virginia. Little is known about Adams’s family and early life. He...

Adams, Sir Walter (1906–1975), university administrator

James Joll.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education. 875 words.

Adams, Sir Walter (1906–1975), university administrator, was born on 16 December 1906 at Brighton, the son of Walter Adams, a builder's clerk, and his wife, Margaret Evans. He was educated...

Adams, William

Gardiner H. Shattuck.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Religion and Education; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 767 words.

Adams, William (25 January 1807–31 August 1880), minister and seminary president, was born in Colchester, Connecticut, the son of John Adams, an educator, and Elizabeth Ripley. Adams grew...

Adjuncts in Higher Education in the United States

Tobias Hecht, Isabel Balseiro and Daniel Maxey.

in Education

P ublished online January 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Education; Organization and Management of Education; Philosophy and Theory of Education; Schools Studies; Teaching Skills and Techniques. 3787 words.

Although teaching remains the province of tenured and tenure-track professors in some elite colleges and universities in the United States, this arrangement is increasingly anomalous in...

Adler, Cyrus

Ira Robinson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Education. 1270 words.

Adler, Cyrus (13 September 1863–07 April 1940), academic administrator and Jewish communal leader, was born in Van Buren, Arkansas, to Samuel Adler, a merchant and planter, and Sarah...

Administrator Preparation

John R. Hoyle and Colleen Hoy.

in Education

P ublished online December 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Education; Organization and Management of Education; Philosophy and Theory of Education; Schools Studies; Teaching Skills and Techniques. 6698 words.

Administrator preparation refers to leadership education graduate programs in universities, granting master’s and doctoral degrees in educational administration or educational leadership....

Adolescence

Alan Davis.

in Education

P ublished online September 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Education; Organization and Management of Education; Philosophy and Theory of Education; Schools Studies; Teaching Skills and Techniques. 6133 words.

Adolescence (from Latin, adolescere, to grow up) is the period of transition from childhood to adulthood, beginning with the onset of puberty, and lasting through sexual maturity and the...

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Courses

Xueli Wang and Kelly Wickersham.

in Education

P ublished online May 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Education; Organization and Management of Education; Philosophy and Theory of Education; Schools Studies; Teaching Skills and Techniques. 7273 words.

The Advanced Placement (hereafter referred to as AP) program, developed by the College Board for high school students in the United States and Canada, consists of a growing list of over...

African American Racial Identity and Learning

Frank C. Worrell.

in Education

P ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Education; Organization and Management of Education; Philosophy and Theory of Education; Schools Studies; Teaching Skills and Techniques. 4867 words.

Racial identity is one of the most frequently studied cultural identities in the United States, and it is examined most frequently in relation to African Americans. Racial identity is also...

Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary

Jane S. Knowles.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education. 1094 words.

Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary (05 December 1822–27 June 1907), college president, was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Her father, Thomas Graves Cary, was a businessman who became treasurer...

Alden, Joseph

Bruce Leslie.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education. 918 words.

Alden, Joseph (04 January 1807–30 August 1885), president of Jefferson College and of the New York State Normal School at Albany, was born in Cairo, New York, the son of Eliab Alden, an...

Alden, Timothy

Charles D. Cashdollar.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education. 856 words.

Alden, Timothy (28 August 1771–05 July 1839), clergyman and educator, was born in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, the son of Timothy Alden, a Congregational minister, and Sarah Weld. He was...

Alderman, Edwin Anderson

Jennings L. Wagoner.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Education. 1489 words.

Alderman, Edwin Anderson (15 May 1861–29 April 1931), educational reformer and university president, was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, the son of James Alderman, a timber inspector,...