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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.

Kitzmuller v. Dover Area School District

A case in which 11 parents in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, suburb of Dover sued their school board a year after it ordered teachers to read a statement introducing intelligent design into the ninth grade science curriculum.

Middle school

A freestanding school housing pre-adolescents and early adolescents in the “middle” years between childhood and adolescence.

Master class

A seminar for advanced music students, led by a master musician, usually with some renown.

American Bible Society

An organization formed in 1816 to promote the distribution of Bibles and other religious publications—a task it continues to perform to this day.

Transfer students

College students who begin their postsecondary school higher education studies at one institution before enrolling at one or more subsequent institutions to obtain their bachelor’s degrees.

School colors

The specific hue or combinationof hues used to identify a particular school,college or university.

Atlanta University

One of 20 colleges founded by the FREEDMEN’S BUREAU after the Civil War to provide higher education for blacks in the South.

John Amos Comenius (1592–1670)

Moravian educator, whose Orbis sensualium pictus (1659) revolutionized the teaching of Latin and became a standard grammar school text in England and the colonies.

Educational consortium

A voluntary combination of resources by two or more educational institutions in the interests of efficiency and financial savings for themselves...

College of William and Mary

The second oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

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