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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.

Locational skills

A group of reading skills that permit students to find a variety of written information from reference texts.

Science kit

A packaged collection of items needed to conduct and complete a science experiment.

Atlanta Compromise

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON’s proposal for achieving racial harmony through interracial economic cooperation devoid of all social integration.

Federal Art Project

One of six projects within the Works Progress Administration, a major agency formed under the 1935 Emergency Relief Appropriation Act...

Agnosias

A broad range of learning disabilities usually associated with neurological damage and affecting sensory recognition of familiar objects.

University finances

The revenues and expenditures of institutions of higher learning.

John R. Mott (1865–1955)

Organizer and long-time leader of the STUDENT VOLUNTEER MOVEMENT FOR FOREIGN MISSIONS (SVM), which recruited thousands of American college students to serve as Christian missionaries in southeast Asia, China, Japan, Africa and Latin America.

Mary Steichen Calderone (1904–1998)

Quaker physician, pioneer crusader in sex education and birth control and cofounder of SIECUS, the Sex Information and Education Council of the United States.

Alphabet

A set of characters that, individually or in combination, symbolize every sound in a language.

Contact hours

The number of hours a teacher spends in the classroom with students.

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