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Educational Leadership & Policy Studies 417: Book Search Tips

Library Catalog - for books, videos, and archival materials that will help you identify informative and persuasive topics. Use the KEYWORD search if you aren't sure of the official Subject Headings for your topic.

Keywords examples:

  • Suggested: Develop and positive and attitudes and students
  • Ideal: Develop* and positive and student attitudes and (primary education or secondary education)
  • Suggested: Teaching ideas and ELL students
  • Ideal: (ELL or English Language Learners or Second Language) and teaching and (method* or instruction) and (primary education or secondary education)
  • Suggested: Minority educational situation in LAUSD
  • Ideal: (LAUSD or Los Angeles Unified School District) and minorit* and disparity

Subject Headings examples:

  • Basal Reading
  • Classroom Techniques
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Early Intervention
  • Educational Assessment
  • Educational Strategies
  • Elementary Education
  • Elementary Secondary Education
  • English (Second Language)
  • Family School Relationship
  • Instructional Improvement
  • Instructional Materials
  • Language Research
  • Literacy
  • Oral Language
  • Preschool Education
  • Primary Education
  • Reading Attitudes
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Reading Processes
  • Reading Skills
  • Reading Strategies
  • Second Language Learning
  • Student Attitudes
  • Teaching Methods
  • Theory Practice Relationship
  • Vocabulary Development

Book Titles

The Oviatt Library has books that discusses equity and diversity in schools:

Levin, Henry M. (2005). School choice and diversity: what the evidence says.

Clotfelter, Charles T. (2004). After Brown: the rise and retreat of school desegregation.

Garcia, Eugene. (2002). Student cultural diversity: understanding and meeting the challenge