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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.

Impacted areas program

A program that provides federal funding for construction of essential services, such as schools, in areas whose economies have been hurt by the presence of a military installation.

American Indian tribal colleges

A group of 30 federally subsidized, tribal-run colleges serving about 14,000 American Indians and Alaskan natives from more than 250 tribes in 12 states...

Geology

The study of the history, shape and physical and chemical makeup of planets, but especially of the Earth.

Workplace Learning Frameworks

There is a growing interest in workplace learning. This seems set to continue as the securing of skills throughout working life becomes, globally, an important priority for governments, industry, and workers themselves.

Provision of Prior Learning Assessment

Prior learning assessment (PLA) is a topic that has emerged as a central aspect of the policy and practice of lifelong learning around the world.

International Year of the Child

An ambitious international effort to improve the lot of children everywhere on the planet.

Henry Peter Brougham, first Baron Brougham and Vaux (Lord) (1778–1868)

Scottish-born jurist, political leader and social and educational reformer whose innovations revolutionized British and, eventually, American education.

Leadership

The ability to direct and influence the intellectual, emotional and physical behavior of others.

Goss v. Lopez

A 1975 U.S. Supreme Court decision reaffirming a lower court affirmation of a public school student’s constitutional right,

Day care

A widely varying program for tending the physical, emotional and intellectual needs of children two to five years old while their parents work.

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