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Discovery method

A teaching method based on permitting a student to acquire knowledge by discovering it directly, usually through experimentation. Most commonly used in laboratory science experiments, the discovery method can be applied to all levels of education and in almost all subjects if the teacher points the student in the proper direction and provides enough materials in correct sequence to permit the inevitable discovery.

Hebrew Union College—Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR)

The oldest seminary in the United States dedicated to Jewish scholarship and the training of Reform Rabbis.

Student government

Any school-sanctioned program that extends to students the opportunity to control some aspect of their lives at school.

George D. Strayer (1876–1962)

Pennsylvania- born professor of education who developed the basic standards for educational administration in use today.

Law-related education

A relatively new area of instruction that groups together elements of civics, history, social studies and citizenship education in a curriculum designed to provide nonprofessional students with knowledge and understanding of laws and the American legal system.

Predicting student population (PSP)

Any of several statistical methods of estimating district or school enrollment over an extended period.

Catholic schools

Schools operated by or affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church or its representatives.

Lee v. Weisman

A 1992 U.S.

Board of Education of Central School District v. Allen

A 1968 U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding a New York State law requiring local school boards to purchase textbooks and lend them free of charge to students in private and parochial schools.

Case study

In education, a classical approach to understanding the possible causes of behavior by a student or student groups.

Detroit Tests of Learning Aptitude

A series of individually administered tests to determine a student’s strengths and weaknesses among various learning abilities.

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