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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.

Cross-disciplinary studies

The formal or informal integration of materials from one or more courses into a single, new course.

Adapted (adaptive) physical education

A physical education program modified to accommodate physically or mentally handicapped children.

Adams, John (1735–1826) statesman, correspondent

The literary career of John Adams varied in style and substance throughout his life, but as a whole, Adams’s letters represent one of the most important collections of correspondence from this period.

Developmental age

The behavioral characteristics associated with a particular chronological age.

Miscue

Jargon for oral reading error.

Classical languages

The languages used in the classical civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome.

Anthony Benezet (1713–1784)

One of the most important teachers in American history and a pioneer in the education of African Americans, the poor, the handicapped and the disenfranchised.

Administrative theory

Any of a wide variety of assumptions designed to predict individual behavior within an organization such as a school.

Arthur I. Gates (1890–1972)

American educational psychologist who pioneered techniques for teaching reading and language skills to young children and developed a variety of tests to measure reading skills.

Alston v. School Board of the City of Norfolk

The second in a 14-year series of five law suits sponsored by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)...

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