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This guide provides an overview of materials and resources available at American University for teacher candidates, faculty, staff, and researchers in education. Use the left sidebar tabs to find useful education resources for finding articles, statistics, web sites, and more.
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Here are the top 5 things to know about starting your Education-based research:
1) Article literature is expansively indexed by the two main databases in the education field:
2) Get background information by using the authoritative reference works:
3) Statistical information (e.g. dropout or literacy rates) is central to educational research. Visit the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to find data on all facets of education. Or visit the education statistics research page for other options.
5) Ask Hannah Park when you get stuck! I'm here to help you with your research needs. Just email me at email@example.com.
(Thanks to New York University's Scott Collard for this excellent framework.)
School of Education (SOE)
American University offers programs in elementary education, secondary education, special education, international training & education, and education policy & leadership. Teacher preparation programs are approved by the District of Columbia and nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Institute for Innovation in Education (IIE)
Based at American University in Washington, DC, the institute’s researchers undertake studies of education policy and education reform, learning technologies, and research on learning disabilities.