Research In the History Of Education

Contents of Research in the History of Education

Reference Books 

REF 016.370973 H41The History of American Education
REF 305.2303 En1Encyclopedia of hildren and childhood in history and society
REF 370.3 En1 & onlineThe Encyclopedia of education
REF 370.9 H62The Historical dictionary of American education
REF 370.973 Un3Encyclopedia of American education
REF 372.2103 Ea7 2007Early childhood education : an international encyclopedia
REF 372.2103 En1Encyclopedia of early childhood education
OnlineEncyclopedia of education and human development
OnlineEncyclopedia of the life course and human development

Books on Two-Hour Reserve 

372.21 W835Learning from the past : historical voices in early childhood education
372.2109 B73History and theory of early childhood education
372.21092 P37Pioneers of early childhood education
372.41 M22sChildhood, culture, and class in Britain : Margaret McMillan

Finding Books In the Library Catalog 

You can use Subject or Keyword searches to find books on your topic. The catalog uses Library of Congress Subject Headings, which may be found in detail in: Reference 025.49 L61 Library of Congress Subject Headings, or on the Library of Congress web site where you can search for subject headings. When you put in a search term, the results will list terms in a table. Those with a red button marked, "Authorized and references" are terms that the Library of Congress uses in subject catalogs. Clicking the button may show more specific ("narrower") terms.

The catalog is accessible off campus at http://library.chemeketa.edu/information/cataloghome.php.

Some Subject Headings To Use 

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education, preschool
  • Education - History (also try these terms in Keyword search)
  • Kindergarten
  • [Name of educator] (last name first: Dewey, John)
  • Nursery Schools

Periodical Databases 

The databases listed below have information on subjects relating to education. To access all our library databases, go to http://library.chemeketa.edu/information/database.php. If you are off campus, you will need your My Chemeketa user name and password to access the articles.

Education Full Text
Includes indexing and abstracts of more than 600 education periodicals (400 peer-reviewed). Full text of articles from over 350 journals as far back as 1996.
Educator's Reference Complete [Gale]
Intended for professional educators. Indexes approximately 1200 periodicals, including nearly 800 peer-reviewed periodicals related to the field of education, with around half in full text.
ERIC
Large database of educational materials. Includes books and documents as well as periodical articles. Documents since 1993 are in full text.

Web Sites 

The History of American Education Web Project
http://www.nd.edu/~rbarger/www7/
History of Education: Selected Moments of the 20th Century
http://schugurensky.faculty.asu.edu/moments/index.html
Chemeketa Library Web Site
http://library.chemeketa.edu/

Stumped? 

You should be able to find information on historic figures in education in reference books listed at the top of this page, and in the reserve books at the circulation desk. Below are listed some "best bets" for finding information in other sources. Periodical database searches for the less famous individuals may be tricky at times, and no search will bring up 100% relevant results. You will need your My Chemeketa user name and password to access the articles.

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Comenius


Try this search in Google Scholar:
     +Comenius +child* +education
Look for a PDF file an article in the United Nations journal, Prospects.

In Gale General OneFile try this in the advanced search page search:
Change Keyword to Entire Document in the dropdown menu; in the search space type
     comenius n10 child*
Click on Academic Journals in the Content Types menu on the result screen.

Or try: Comenius search

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Erasmus


Look up Erasmus in the library catalog.

Several of Erasmus's works on education are available in full text on the Internet. Some that pertain to education are Concerning the Aim and Method of Education, and Colloquies of Erasmus. The latter contains the colloquies "The School-master's Admonitions" and "Scholastic Studies". Use the search function of your browser (Ctrl-F) to search within the text.

Look for Erasmus in the Encyclopedia of children and childhood in history and society (REF 305.2303 En1). You might try looking up Erasmus, who is known primarily as a philosopher, in the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, which is shelved in Reference at the call number REF 100 R76.

Look up "Erasmus, Desiderius" in Education Full Text.

Friendship and Thomas More: using Erasmus's letter to Ulrich von Hutten as a tool in developing a classroom management plan. 

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Froebel


Try the Encyclopedia of education and human development.

Go to the History of American Education site listed above, click European Influences, and look for "Froebel."

In Gale Educator's Reference Complete on the library Database Page, try searching for Froebel and sort results by relevance.

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 Gerber

If you don't find a printed book, try an electronic one. Our e-books appear in the library catalog, but going to the e-book database lets you search in the full text of all its books. Go to list of book databases and try ebrary College Complete, the largest collection. Search for her name with quotation marks around it.

Journal articles on Gerber are scarce. If you don't find one in one of our education databases, try Google Scholar, an academic version of the search engine. Articles or books with available links are shown at the right side of the results page. You may have to page through the results list a bit. Try adding a term like "mindful parenting" to your search:

"Magda Gerber" mindful parenting

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McMillan sisters

Try the Spartacus Online Encyclopedia of British History. In the "British Education," section you can find articles about Margaret and Rachel McMillan.

Or try a Google Scholar search on the Web for the following (exactly as printed below):

    +"Margaret McMillan" "early childhood"

In Educator's Reference Complete try searching for "Margaret McMillan" in the full text of the article, or try this McMillan search.

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Pestalozzi

For reference books, try Discovering Collection, the Encyclopedia of education and human development, or one of the printed reference books listed above.

Look in the library catalog under "Pestalozzi" as a title key word.
       OR
In Gale Educator's Reference Complete try this search:
       Pestalozzi and early childhood
in the full text of the article. Sort the results by Relevance.

In Educator's Reference Complete, search for "Pestalozzi" as a keyword, limiting results to full-text articles.

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Pikler


If you don't find a printed book, try an electronic one. Our e-books appear in the library catalog, but going to the e-book database lets you search in the full text of all its books. Go to list of book databases and try ebrary College Complete, the largest collection. Search for her name with quotation marks around it.

Journal articles on Pikler are scarce. If you don't find one in one of our education databases, try Google Scholar, an academic version of the search engine. Articles or books with available links are shown at the right side of the results page. You may have to page through the results list a bit.

In an Internet search engine, try her name with quotation marks around it.

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Vygotsky

Tip: The name may be spelled Vygotskii or Vygotsky. Try: "Vygotsk*."

For reference books, try Gale Virtual Reference Library, or one of the printed reference books listed above.

For books, use the Chemeketa & Summit book search on the library home page.

For journal articles, use Education Full Text.


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Updated: 7 October 2014