Humanities & Social Sciences
Internet Resources in Education
- The U.S. Department of Education
- The official United States Department of Education site.
- The Educator's Reference Desk
- Includes, links to subject based webliographies, annotations
to ERIC publications, help files for using the ERIC database and AskERIC,
a personalized Internet-based service providing education information
to teachers, librarians, counselors, administrators, parents, and anyone
interested in education throughout the United States and the world.
- Educational Resource Organizations Directory
- This directory is useful for finding current, subject-specific
resources that are available on a broad range of education-related topics.
Once you have discovered what resources are available, you can contact
these organizations to learn more about what they have and do.
- National Education Library
- The U.S. Department of Education runs the National Education
Library. This "World's Largest Federally Funded Library" is the federal
government's main resource center for education information.
- California Department of Education
- The official California Department of Education site. This
is a vast gateway site to all areas of Education, including research,
district information, standards, policy decisions, curriculum and statistics.
- California Curriculum Resources
- Curriculum frameworks, includes the California the blueprint
for implementing grade level content standards adopted by the California
State Board of Education. Frameworks are developed by the Curriculum
Development and Supplemental Materials Commission, which also reviews
and recommends textbooks and other instructional materials to be adopted
by the State Board.
- Educational Societies
- This page at the U.S. Department of Education site contains
links or pointers to information created and maintained by public and
private organizations important to educational professionals.
- Education Week
- Education Week collects links to current articles in Education
in the U.S. as well as abroad.
Educational Policy Research
- American Educational Research Association (AERA)
- The American Educational Research Association is concerned
with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry
related to education and by promoting the dissemination and practical
application of research results. The broad range of disciplines represented
by the membership includes education, psychology, statistics, sociology,
history, economics, philosophy, anthropology, and political science.
NOTE: This site is very large, and at first, will seem disorganized.
Spending sometime getting to know this site is worth the effort. It is
essentially divided by the associations divisions.
- American Educational Research Association (AERA) SpecialInterest Group:Communication of Research
- The AERA SIG in Communication of Research offers linksto free online journals in education research and membership information.
- Center for the Study of Teaching & Policy
- The Center for the Study of Teaching and Policy, a consortium
of several major universities, focuses on the system-wide improvement
of learning and teaching and the development of a highly capable, committed
teaching force. Center researchers study ways that leaders, policymakers,
and others seek to renew the quality of teaching and the teacher force
through strategies and initiatives enacted at the local and state level,
in school systems and teacher education institutions, and through the
engagement of supportive groups in the community. The Center investigates
these strategies or initiatives, and the conditions that enable or frustrate
them, in diverse settings across the country, especially settings serving
students from low-income backgrounds.
- Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE)
- The Consortium for Policy Research in Education studies
how reforms -- in policy, organization, or structure -- lead to improvements
in instruction; how knowledge and experience influence reforms; and how
the links between knowledge, reforms, and practice can be strengthened.
CPRE is currently conducting over 20 research projects.
- National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools,and Teaching (NCREST)
- NCREST, established at Teachers College in 1990, supports
restructuring efforts by documenting successful initiatives, creating
reform networks to share new research findings with practitioners, and
linking policy to practice. NCREST works to develop understandings that
help schools become: learner-centered by focusing on the needs of learners
in school organization, governance, and pedagogy; knowledge-based, by
restructuring teacher learning and professional development; and responsible
and responsive, by restructuring accountability and assessment practices.
- Education Research Resources: Grant Resources on the Web
- This site from Librarian Judy Walker at the University
of North Carolina, Charlotte lists links to foundation and fundraising
information in Education.
- A nonprofit research, development, and service agency.
Produces online publications concerning policy issues in Education and
hosts links to important Education Resources online. The agency traces
its history back to 1966 when Congress created a network of Regional
Educational Laboratories. In 1995, two of those original laboratories
- Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development and Southwest
Regional Laboratory - joined forces to form WestEd. The are head quartered
in San Francisco.
Psychology & Education
- TOPSS: Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools
- From the American Psychological Association. Includes Standards
for the Teaching of High School Psychology, Curriculum Resources, Teacher
Resources and Services, Student Resources and Services, and more.
- School Psychology Resources Online
- This metasite links to sites of interest to the schoolpsychology community.
- Psychology Subject Guide
- See this subject guide for more information about psychologyresources at UC Davis.
Education & Philosophy
- Education & Philosophy
- This site includes information on the philosophies of JohnDewey and Paulo Freire.
- Philosophy of Education Yearbook
- This is a publication of the Philosophy of Education Society.Articles in the 1992-1999 volumes are provided online in full text.
- Materials on the Philosophy of Education
- A collection of links on educational philosophy providedby the Philosophy department at Metropolitan Community College.
- Philosophy of Education Society
- Includes information on the society, its publications,calendar of conferences/meetings, and how to join.
Comparative & Statistical Sources
- California Department Education Data & Statistics
- The Educational Demographics Office collects, analyzes
and disseminates demographic data about California's public schools and
school districts. The office supports two major data systems: the California
Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS); and the Language Census (R-30LC).
The Educational Demographics Office also supports the California School
Information Services (CSIS) initiative, a program to help schools and
districts as they establish student level databases and electronically
transfer, aggregate and report student data.
- Dataquest from CDE Educational Demographics Office
- This site allows one to easily compile statistics fro the
California Department of Educations Demographic's Office.
- Digest of Education Statistics
- This 2000 edition of the Digest of Education Statistics
from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the 36th
in a series of publications initiated in 1962. (The Digest has been issued
annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84,
and 1985-86.) Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical
information covering the broad field of American education from kindergarten
through graduate school.
- OECD Statistics Portal
- The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
It is strives to provide a comprehensive statistical description of the
state of education internationally. It includes statistical composites
in Microsoft Excel files. Composites include the global the Context of
Education, Financial and Human Resources Invested in Education, Access
to Education, Participation and Progression, The Learning Environment
and Organisation of Schools, Individual, Social and Labour Market Outcomes
of Education, Learning outcomes of education.
- Education Statistics from the Social Sciences StatisticsBriefing Room
- This page is produced by the Whitehouse press office and
provides links to selected statistics about factors like proficiency,
drop out rates, academic progress, etc.
- International Comparisons in Education
- This site, from the National Center for Education Statistics,
includes a list of related publications and online resources comparing
U.S. data with that of other countries.
- UNESCO: Education Sector
- This United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organization offers a variety of international education related publications
and statistical compendiums.
- The International Bureau of Education (IBE)
- The IBE manages World data on education, a databank presenting
on a comparative basis the profiles of national education systems; collects
and disseminates through its databank INNODATA innovations and best practices
on education; co-ordinates preparation of national reports on the development
of education; administers the Comenius Medal awarded to teachers and
educational researchers for outstanding achievements; and maintains an
international educational information centre.
- OELA: Office of English Language Acquisition
- The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition
- The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition
is funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Bilingual Education
and Minority Languages Affairs (OBEMLA) to collect, analyze, and disseminate
information relating to the effective education of linguistically and
culturally diverse learners in the U.S."
- Bilingual Research Journal Online
- The Bilingual Research Journal Online is a service of the
National Association for Bilingual Education for its members and for
the academic community.