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Education Research Guide

A research guide for education subjects and courses

About This Guide

education images from Columbia State academic pagesAccording to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • "Teacher assistants work under a teacher’s supervision to give students additional attention and instruction."
  • "Preschool teachers educate and care for children younger than age 5 who have not yet entered kindergarten. They teach reading, writing, science, and other subjects in a way that young children can understand."
  • "Kindergarten and elementary school teachers prepare younger students for future schooling by teaching them basic subjects such as math and reading."
  • "Middle school teachers educate students, typically in sixth through eighth grades. Middle school teachers help students build on the fundamentals they learned in elementary school and prepare them for the more difficult curriculum they will face in high school."
  • "High school teachers help prepare students for life after graduation. They teach academic lessons and various skills that students will need to attend college and to enter the job market."
  • "Special education teachers work with students who have a wide range of learning, mental, emotional, and physical disabilities. They adapt general education lessons and teach various subjects, such as reading, writing, and math, to students with mild and moderate disabilities. They also teach basic skills, such as literacy and communication techniques, to students with severe disabilities."

This guide is designed to support the research and learning needs of the early childhood, physical education, and special education programs. Here, you'll find resources for:

  • selecting and evaluating sources
  • constructing research questions
  • search tips and strategies
  • finding sources in Charger Search, databases, online sources, and statistics
  • recommended citation and style guides
  • contacting librarians for help

If you have suggestions for other resources, please let us know!

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