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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.

Freedom of speech

A vague, constantly shifting and highly controversial concept, under which citizens are free to express themselves orally and in print, without government interference.

Resource center

A vaguely defined facility at secondary schools and colleges to supplement traditional guidance facilities.

Homeless children

In education, the status of being without a legal residence, which, until 1987, rendered a child or youth legally ineligible to enroll in public schools in districts and states with specific residency requirements.

Сollege funding

The provision of monies for operating an institution of higher learning.

Pennsylvania

The second state to join the Union and, from the arrival of its first settlers, a wellspring of educational institutions.

Junior Year Abroad

A college-level program in which students spend their third year of study at an accredited college in a foreign country.

Schooling and income

The relationship between years of formal education and annual personal earnings.

Committee of Fifteen

A NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION group formed in 1893 to study and recommend reforms for elementary school education in the United States.

School audit

An ill-defined measure of school performance, aimed at making schools more accountable for the academic achievements and failures of students.

Rough Rock Demonstration School

One of several schools that the BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS operated on Indian reservations for American Indian children in the 1960s.

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