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Welcome to the Education Subject Guide! This page contains quick access to popular databases, new books from the Libraries' collection, and important resources. Please use the tabs at the top of the page to navigate this guide for a variety of information related to Education.
ERIC is an online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education
Academic OneFileThis link opens in a new windowA collection of more than 8,000 journals covering a variety of academic disciplines — from science, technology and medicine to the humanities.
Academic Search PremierThis link opens in a new windowAcademic Search Premier, designed specifically for academic institutions, is the largest scholarly, multi-disciplinary full text database containing full text for more than 4,600 scholarly publications, including more than 3,900 peer-reviewed publications.
Chronicle of Higher EducationThis link opens in a new windowThe Chronicle is published every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. It features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; an archive of previously published content; and more.
Credo ReferenceThis link opens in a new windowCredo Reference is an online reference library providing access to over 615 reference books. It includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and books of quotations, in addition to a range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to accountancy and literature to law.
ERICThis link opens in a new windowERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center, is a national information system supported by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Library of Education, and the Office of Educational Research and Improvement. It provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. ERIC contains more than 1.4 million records and links to more than 337,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.
Films on Demand: Master Academic CollectionThis link opens in a new windowThe Films on Demand Master Collection provides access to over 41,000 educational videos and award winning documentaries covering a wide range of topics.
Peterson's Test and Career Prep TrainingThis link opens in a new windowPeterson's provides standardized test preparation, undergraduate and graduate program research, tuition assistance information, and career advice.
Peterson's requires you to create a free account to access the full collection. You can do so from the site's menu.
Teacher Reference CenterThis link opens in a new windowTeacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for hundreds of periodicals, many of them are peer-reviewed. Topics include: Assessment, Best Practices, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, School Administration, Science & Mathematics, and Teacher Education.
New Books and eBooks
Doing the Right Thing: How Colleges and Universities Can Undo Systematic Racism in Faculty Hiring by Marybeth GasmanAn honest confrontation of systemic racism in faculty hiring--and what to do about it While colleges and universities have been lauded for increasing student diversity, these same institutions have failed to achieve any comparable diversity among their faculty. In 2017, of the nation's full-time, tenure-track and tenured faculty, only 3 percent each were Black men, Black women, Hispanic men, and Hispanic women. Only 6 percent were Asian/Pacific Islander men, 5 percent were Asian/Pacific Islander women, and 1 percent were American Indian/Alaska Native. Why are the numbers so abysmal? In Doing the Right Thing, Marybeth Gasman takes a hard, insightful look at the issues surrounding the recruitment and hiring of faculty of color. Relying on national data and interviews with provosts, deans, and department chairs from sixty major universities, Gasman documents the institutional forces stymieing faculty diversification, and she makes the case for how such deficiencies can and should be rectified. Even as institutions publicly champion inclusive excellence and the number of doctoral students of color increases, Gasman reveals the entrenched constraints contributing to the faculty status quo. Impediments to progress include the alleged trade-off between quality and diversity, the power of pedigree, the rigidity of academic pipelines, failures of administrative leadership, lack of accountability among administration and faculty, and the opacity and arbitrariness of the recruitment and hiring process. Gasman contends that leaders must acknowledge institutional failures of inclusion, pervasive systemic racism, and biases that restrict people of color from pursuing faculty careers. Recognizing that individuals from all backgrounds are essential to the creation and teaching of knowledge, "Doing the Right Thing" puts forth a concrete call for colleges and universities to take action and do better.
Call Number: LB2332.72 .G37 2022
Publication Date: June 2022
The Real World of College: What Higher Education Is and What It Can Be by Wendy Fischman & Howard GardnerWhy higher education in the United States has lost its way, and how universities and colleges can focus sharply on their core mission. For "The Real World of College," Wendy Fischman and Howard Gardner analyzed in-depth interviews with more than 2,000 students, alumni, faculty, administrators, parents, trustees, and others, which were conducted at ten institutions ranging from highly selective liberal arts colleges to less-selective state schools. What they found challenged characterizations in the media: students are not preoccupied by political correctness, free speech, or even the cost of college. They are most concerned about their GPA and their resumes; they see jobs and earning potential as more important than learning. Many say they face mental health challenges, fear that they don't belong, and feel a deep sense of alienation. Given this daily reality for students, has higher education lost its way? Fischman and Gardner contend that US universities and colleges must focus sharply on their core educational mission. Fischman and Gardner, both recognized authorities on education and learning, argue that higher education in the United States has lost sight of its principal reason for existing: not vocational training, not the provision of campus amenities, but to increase what Fischman and Gardner call "higher education capital"--to help students think well and broadly, express themselves clearly, explore new areas, and be open to possible transformations. Fischman and Gardner offer cogent recommendations for how every college can become a community of learners who are open to change as thinkers, citizens, and human beings.
Call Number: LC1011 .F475 2022
Publication Date: March 2022
A World Away from IEPs: How Disabled Students Learn in Out-of-School Spaces by Erin McCloskeyStep outside of the IEPs and behavioral paperwork currently generated in schools, go where disabled people are thriving today, and see the results in learning, growth, and expression. This authoritative book offers readers alternative ways to think about learning and behavior in special education. Through illustrative case studies and a disability studies lens, author Erin McCloskey uses the voices of people with disabilities to show how these students progress creatively outside the classroom and school building-at the dojo, the riding arena, the theater stage, the music studio, and other community-centered spaces where disabled students can make choices about their learning, their bodies, and their goals. Balancing theory and practice, the book describes alternative learning spaces, demonstrates how disabled students learn there, and passes on the important lessons learned in each space. The ideas apply to students of all ages with a wide variety of disabilities.
Credo Reference Database GuideCredo Reference is an online reference library providing access to over 615 reference books. It includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and books of quotations, in addition to a range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to accountancy and literature to law. The database guide includes a number of videos designed to help you use and understand the database's available features.
Films on Demand Database GuideThe Films on Demand Master Collection provides access to over 41,000 educational videos and award winning documentaries covering a wide range of topics. The database guide explains how to utilize a number of features on the database.
Interlibrary Loan expands the range of available research materials. Materials not owned by FDU Libraries may be obtained from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan. Please see Requesting Interlibrary Loans for information on how to request materials to be sent to FDU Libraries.
Off-campus (remote) access to the FDU Libraries is available to students, faculty, and staff. When a database or resource is selected, a prompt for your FDU NetID and password will appear on your screen. Access will be granted upon verification of your credentials.