- International Education: An Encyclopedia Of Contemporary Issues and Systems
- LB15 .I565 2012
- summary | details
- Location: Reference Room, 3000 Level
- The 2013 version is also available as an eBook through EBSCO: http://booth.eiu.edu/internationalencyclopediaeducation
For example, try education country as a keyword search (i.e. education Germany)
We also have a variety of Ebooks related to Education in Springer and EBSCO. Use your same search strategies below in the Ebooks box (select either Springer or EBSCO) to see what we have.
Eurydice/Eurypedia (recent descriptions of national educational systems): https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/fpfis/mwikis/eurydice/index.php/Countries
United Nations Development Programme-Human Development Report (provides an overview of Human Development Indicators, including Education, for each country. Click on Country Profiles from top menu, select your country, and go to Education): http://hdr.undp.org/en/countries
United Nations Statistics—Social Indicators (contains Excel spreadsheets listing each country on different topics. You will want to find the topic you are interested in, download the spreadsheet, and then find the data for your specific country): http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/products/socind/default.htm
World Factbook (basic country profiles; choose your country from the dropdown menu): https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html
Unesco - Institute for Statistics (searchable by country and provides tables with data about different aspects of education): http://uis.unesco.org/
Ballenger Teacher Center (BTC) Coordinator
Subject Specialist for Education, Counseling, and Student Development
BTC Phone: 217-581-8442
Office Phone (voicemail): 217-581-6099
EBSCO Professional Development Collection, Academic Search Complete, and ERIC.
--You can get to them by choosing the Subject Resources tab on the Library Home Page.
Then click on ERIC/EBSCO:
Check Academic Search Complete and the Professional Development Collection and click Continue (You can search all three at the same time):
Type your search terms.
Use words in combination in both the EIU Catalog and in Databases (use your concept map handout to come up with alternative vocabulary):
Choose one from a, one from b, and one from c; for example education gender Japan
a. education, educational
b. diversity, minority, gender, ethnic, women, disabled, handicapped
c. international, global, world, your country name
Click Search and start to look through your results. Pay attention to the title of each article, and the subjects that go along with them. You can narrow by subject on the side menu.
When you find an article you like, click on its title. Look at the descriptors/subjects, read the abstract, and look for availability. If you like certain descriptors/subjects, write them down as alternative terms to search later. If you like the article, and we have the full text, go ahead and go to it. You can then either save it, or print it.
If the article you choose has a Get Full Text link, click on it:
It will take you to a screen like this:
If we have the full text available at EIU, there will be a link to it. If we don't, click on the link to request the document through Interlibrary Loan.