Educational Resources

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Ed Theory, History, Research



Maria Montessori
Pioneering Italian educator who taught that children learn best through "practical play," "spontaneous discipline," use of manipulatives, and natural exploration.

Jean Piaget
Swiss psychologist and epistemologist who advocated a "child-centered" approach to learning, believing that education should "make creators, not conformists."

The Socratic Method
Stonemason, student, teacher, warrior, dissident "corruptor of youth," the man known secondhand as
Socrates is a founder of western philosophy and pedagogy.

Mastery Learning (ML)
ML posits that any grade less than "A" requires remediation till mastery is achieved. Only after demonstrating mastery are students allowed to advance to the next level.



Brief overview covering educational history, theory, development, modalities, psychology. Excellent “See Also” section provides links for further research.

Education in the United States
Comprehensive article examining in some detail key aspects of public, private, and home school education in America. 227 footnotes; most are linked.

History of Universities
List of links to articles presenting histories of major world universities from ancient times to the present day.

History of the Tutorial
Brief history of the tutorial system of education still used at Oxford and Cambridge. See also:
Tutorial System and What I Learned.



Institute of Educational Sciences
Research arm of the U.S. Department of Education. Includes the
National Center for Educational Statistics and the National Center for Educational Research.

American Educational Research Association
Since 1916, AERA has striven to serve the public good and improve American education through research and scholarly inquiry into teaching and learning.

Educational research organization founded by Filmmaker George Lucas in 1991 to promote optimal educational outcomes for American students.

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