Research Guides: Elementary Education

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Credo Reference | Education Restricted Resource
Browse a selection of authoritative titles on education, including Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children, Key Concepts in Teaching Primary Mathematics, and more.

Encyclopedia of Bilingual Education Restricted Resource Some full text available
Offers insight into a range of topics around bilingual education, including teaching and learning, family and community literacy, and public policy.

Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies (2010) Restricted Resource Some full text available
Find entries on important figures like Paulo Freire, concepts like benchmark assessment, policies like No Child Left Behind, and overviews of topics like science education curriculum.

Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education (2012) Restricted Resource Some full text available
Definitive reference for diversity issues in education, including race, class, gender, religion, language, exceptionality, and global dimensions of diversity.

Encyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent Restricted Resource Some full text available
Tackles the often contentious history and current movements among both educational reformers and dissenters. 

The Encyclopedia of School Psychology (2005) Restricted Resource Some full text available
Covers educational assessment and interventions on a variety of medical and mental health conditions that may be encountered in schools.

Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts Restricted Resource Some full text available
Comprehensive overview of research on teaching ELA, including historical and theoretical perspectives on teaching, research about decision making, and reflections on instructional materials.

Handbook of Youth Mentoring, 2nd ed. Restricted Resource Some full text available
Provides an overview of current research and practice in the area of youth mentoring, at an individual, programmatic, and policy level.  Useful for students in social work, education, and nonprofit leadership, among others.

The SAGE Handbook of Child Research Restricted Resource Some full text available
Addresses specific issues in child reseach pertaining to setting, population, and methods. 

The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction Restricted Resource Some full text available
A comprehensive reference work illustrating the importance and means of creating an effective curriculum. 

The SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership Restricted Resource Some full text available
Covers topics in educational leadership, including theory, policy, and practice.  A valuable resource for teachers, school administrators, parents, policymakers and allied professionals.

Statistical Resources

Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (ESE) Unrestricted Resource
Information about the Massachusetts educational system, including materials and statistics on the MCAS, school districts, teacher licensure, curriculum guidelines and more.

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Unrestricted Resource
Searchable statistics from the U.S. Department of Education. Browse, use the School Search, or try Fast Facts for a quick overview of a topic.

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Education Source Restricted Resource Some full text available
Vast collection of education materials: full text of over 2,000 education journals, 1,200 conference papers, and 550 books. Full text from Education Source will show up when searching ERIC.

ERIC Restricted Resource
A great education source, ERIC provides citations and abstracts--and sometimes full text--from scholarly journals, conference proceedings, government documents, theses, dissertations, and technical reports going back to 1966.

ProQuest Education Journals Restricted Resource Some full text available
Over 900 education journals are searchable in this database, with over 600 offering full text. This is a subset of ProQuest Social Sciences database.

Teacher Reference Center Restricted Resource Some full text available
Teacher Reference Center covers a broad range of topics for K-12 grades and higher education. Topics include curriculum development, current pedagogical theories, literacy standards, elementary education and more.

Educator's Reference Complete Restricted Resource Some full text available
Search for scholarly and professional articles in the field of education. Many Massachusetts public libraries also have access to this database, so it may be useful to you after you graduate.

PsycINFO Restricted Resource Some full text available
Connects you to international scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences fields. Compiled & maintained by American Psychological Association (APA).

ProQuest Social Sciences Restricted Resource Some full text available
Covers education, social work, sociology, psychology and more.  Includes articles from scholarly and trade journals, as well as newspapers and magazines.

Multimedia Resources

Education Videos | Alexander Street Press Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains video
Online video focusing on the development and training of teachers. Browse or search for footage of classroom interactions, as well as lectures, documentaries, and demonstrations.

Social Sciences Videos | Alexander Street Press Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains video
Field recordings, documentaries, newsreels, and more from across social sciences disciplines. Browse or search for videos in areas such as Environmental Studies, Media Studies, Psychology, or Education.

Videatives (streaming video) Restricted Resource Resource contains video
Videatives compiles short video clips of children and teachers, along with informed interpretation by educators. Sample topics include spatial relations, child-child and child-teacher communication. Videos and analysis are arranged by subject and age of child.

Search Primary Sources and Digital Collections

National Science Digital Library Unrestricted Resource
"NSDL was established by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2000 as a free online library which directs users to exemplary resources for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and research." Search their resources directly, browse by topic, alphabetical list, or the interactive visual view (NDSL at a Glance), or select resources by user group such as teachers or librarians.

Black Thought and Culture Restricted Resource Some full text available
Superb collection of historical and contemporary sources related to African-American culture and intellectual life.  Includes writings by leaders within the black community, important biographies and events.

Selected Websites

Buros Institute of Mental Measurements Unrestricted Resource
You can search the Test Reviews for indexing information and then refer to the print copies in the Library for the full review.  The Mental Measurements Yearbook is available on floor 1M at call number R 371.26 B94p.  If you need further assistance tracking down a test review feel free to ask at the front desk.

ETS Test Link Database Unrestricted Resource
The Educational Testing Service (ETS) has compiled a database of tests and measures.  You can search the database under the Find a Test link along the left sidebar.  Each record gives you a brief description of the test and ordering information.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Unrestricted Resource
Find information on AAP's many programs, activities, policies and guidelines, publications, child health resources and more.

When the World is a Dangerous Place: Helping Children Deal with Violence in the News Unrestricted Resource
Article by Dr. Diane Levin, professor of education at Wheelock. This will load as a PDF automatically.


MTEL Resources at Wheelock Unrestricted Resource
Get the help you need to prepare for and pass your MTELs from the office of Educator Preparation and Licensure.

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