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Listed below are a few online education glossaries. You might find definitions in scholarly articles and books specific to your topic.



The e-book titles displayed are just a few electronic and paper dictionaries owned by GVSU. Search the catalog to find other dictionaries that might help you define your terms.


Reference Education Dictionaries

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Edspeak: A Glossary of Education Terms, Phrases, Buzzwords, and Jargon - Diane Ravitch
Call Number: LB15 .R285 2007 - Steelcase Library
Also available as an e-book.

Academic Keywords: A Devil's Dictionary for Higher Education - Cary Nelson and Stephen Watt
Call Number: LB2324 .N45 1999 - Steelcase Library
Also available as an e-Book.

American Educators' Encyclopedia - Edward L. Dejnozka and David E. Kapel
Call Number: REFERENCE LB15 .D37 1991 - Steelcase Library
Encyclopedic lengthy definitions of education terms

Dictionary of Multicultural Education - Edited by Carl A. Grant Ladson-Bilings
Call Number: REFRENCE LC1039 .D53 1997 - Steelcase Library

Handbook of Educational Terms and Applications - Arthur K. Ellis and Jeffrey T. Fouts
Call Number: REFERENCE LB15 .E419 1996 - Steelcase Library

ERIC Thesaurus of Descriptors

ERIC Thesaurus provides "Scope Notes", or definitions, on most of the terms.

  • Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors
    Latest summer 2008 update to the Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors to help you in filling out the Data Form, the final page of your project/thesis.

Education Acronyms

Educator use acronyms all the time when describing programs, laws, or even concepts. Below are links to various ogranizations that provide lists of acronyms found in education.


Circulating Dictionaries

Dictionary of Education - Derek Rowntree
Call Number: LB15 .R64 1982 - Steelcase Library

Education and the Law: A Dictionary - Bonnie B. Taylor
Call Number: KF4117 .T39 1996 - Steelcase Library

International Dictionary of Education - G. Terry Page and J. B. Thomas
Call Number: LB15 .P34 1977 - Steelcase Library

Whole Language Primer: Most Likely an Oxymoron - Lee Gunderson
Call Number: LB1576 .G85 1989 - Steelcase Library


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