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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.

Community college

A two-year, degreegranting public institution of post–secondary school education, designed to serve the needs of the local area or community.

Daniel Coit Gilman (1831–1908)

American educator who, as first president of Johns Hopkins University, introduced the concepts of separate, freestanding graduate schools and research-oriented universities.

Equity 2000

A program established in 1990 by the COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS BOARD to eliminate public school TRACKING in mathematics...

Guide words

The first and last bold-faced “keywords” on each page of a dictionary...

POSDCORB

An archaic acronym whose letters represent...

I.Q.

The abbreviation and popularly used term for INTELLIGENCE QUOTIENT,

Principal

The title of the chief executive or administrative officer of an elementary, middle or high school.

Therapeutic school

Any of the approximately 300 day schools, boarding schools and camps that offer psychological and behavioral therapy along with as standard a program of academics and physical education as the children can tolerate.

Bottom-up model of reading

A system of reading instruction based on the theory that the learning of reading takes place by piecing together small parts, or phonic sounds, to form, first, a letter sound, and, eventually, a word sound.

Program Planning

Those who study and practice adult education have tended to be more interested in questions about what and how adults learn than in questions of how to organize adult education.

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