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Australian Thesaurus of Education Descriptors

The Australian Thesaurus of Education Descriptors (ATED) is the definitive reference on Australian terminology in the area of education. It reflects terminology used to describe research and practice in Australian education.

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Current version/edition : 
Fourth edition
Current version date: 
Mon, 2014-12-01
Available formats: 
Searchable/browsable online
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Scope and Usage

ATED is used to index the Australian Education Index, Education Research Theses, Database of Research on International Education, Blended, Online Learning and Distance Education research bank, Indigenous Education Research Database and the ACER library catalogue and can also be used to consult these databases.
The Thesaurus can be used to index documents, whether in print or electronic format, and web sites. It can also be used to organise reading lists and bibliographies.

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Terms and Conditions
Available for purchase.
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ATED is available for purchase as a printed document at a cost of $250. It can be ordered from the ACER shop online. Alternatively you can purchase the electronic data set, which can be embedded into a database or catalogue. Email Cunningham Library, ated at acer dot edu dot au, or call +61 3 9277 5553 to discuss data transfer arrangements.

Purchase/Subscription Price: 
$250 (Australian dollars)
Vocabulary provider name: 
Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) Cunningham Liberary
Provider contact details: 

Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
19 Prospect Hill Road
(Private Bag 55)
Camberwell VIC 3124 Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9277 5553
Fax: +61 3 9277 5500