EDU 6504: Literacy Research
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Citing Your Resources
Doing ethical research means citing sources. It is critical to credit writers for their work and their contributions to your research. To not do so is unethical and leads to plagiarism - unintentionally or not. Here are some sources to help you cite properly and to avoid the problem of plagiarism.
- Citation of Sources
This lists citation engines which help you create proper citations as well as providing information on different citation styles.
- Tips on avoiding plagiarism
Turnitin is a service that faculty and students use to detect and avoid plagiarism in their writing.
NoodleBib is an online resource that will help you format MLA and APA bibliographies, exporting them directly to your word processing program.
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Attaining Excellence: A handbook on the standards for the conduct and evaluation of research carried out by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement. (1999). Wash. D.C.: National Education Research Policy & Priorities Board.
All research funded by the National Education Research Policy & Priorities Board must pass a rigorous peer review process. This book explains the process and the expected minimum standards. It is not only useful for understanding NERPPB’s procedures, but can be used as a benchmark for evaluating other research projects. Also see the NERPPB’s website.
Reference LB 1028.25 .U5 .A87 1999
Blake, B., & Blake, R. (2002). Literacy and learning: A reference handbook. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
Begins with a background on the history of literacy and goes on to include very current topics such as diversity. Each chapter has an extensive bibliography.
Reference LC 151 .B58 2002
Encyclopedia of educational research. (1992). New York: Macmillan Library Reference.
Arranged by topic, this six-volume set touches on all aspects of reading and literacy acquisition. Articles provide an overview of the issue followed by discussion of past research. References are also listed.
Reference LB 15 .E48
Guzzetti, B. (Ed.). (2002). Literacy in America: An encyclopedia of history, theory, and practice. 2 vols. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
Coverage includes many very current topics, and includes literacy over the entire life span. Each entry offers a list of related topics for further study as well as a short bibliography.
Reference LC 151 .L487 2002
Jackson, P. (1992). Handbook of research on curriculum. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
This book focuses on the issues of how curriculum is studied and shaped, and how it acts as a shaping force. The book covers elementary education through high school and touches on all subject areas including physical and vocational education. Each chapter provides a brief history of the topic, review of current issues, issues recommended for future research, and a bibliography.
Reference LB 1570 .H264 1992
Keeves, J. (1997). Educational research, methodology, and measurement: An international handbook. 2nd ed. New York: Pergamon.
Instead of dealing with the subjects being researched, this book discusses the methods and mechanics of performing and evaluating research. It includes issues dealing with both qualitative and quantitative research; scientific and humanistic methods; statistical procedures; and political and ethical issues in education research.
Reference LB 1028 .E3184 1997
Wittrock, M. C. (1986). Handbook of research on teaching. 3rd ed. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
An overview of research on teaching, it discusses all levels of education from elementary through professional. It covers all significant topics including behavior, achievement, gifted learners, special education, bilingual, and moral education.
Reference LB 1028 .H315 1986
Find Subject Articles
Databases with Articles contain material published in magazines, journals, and newspapers.
Reference Sources include dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories and more.
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Children's Literacy Initiative
Provides professional development for teachers or pre-kindergarten through third grade students by training in the most effective literacy practices, and use of quality books and materials for a literacy-rich classroom. Sign up for the "News and Views" newsletter to stay current.
International Reading Association Web Resources
Lesson plans, book lists, and web sites for teachers and parents are all accessible here. Also a good source for overviews of current issues in literacy.
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs
Collects, analyzes, and disseminates information relating to the effective education of linguistically and culturally diverse learners in the U.S. See the "Numbers and Stats" section for state-by-state policies and resources.
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