Pre-ETS Glossary


This is the primary glossary for the site. It contains more than 1100 terms related to learning, secondary education, post-secondary education, employment, disability, and various aspects of pre-employment transition.

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Alternative Teacher Certification

Departure from the traditional undergraduate route through college and university teacher education programs by which individuals become certified as teachers -- differences may be in primary objective, program length, participants, or training design. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Altruism

Consideration for the welfare of others, sometimes in accordance with an ethical system. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Alumni

Graduates or former students of a school, college, university, or educational program. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Alzheimers Disease

The most common form of dementia in middle-aged and older adults -- characterized by severe, irreversible impairment of cognitive functions, such as thinking and memory, and by behavioral and personality changes. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Ambiguity (Context)

Situations or roles with multiple interpretations or outcomes. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Ambiguity (Semantics)

Language expression which can, often unintentionally, result in multiple interpretations. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


American Indian Education

Formal and nonformal process of educating American Indians to their own and to the broader society. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


American Indian Reservations

Tracts of land, set aside by agreements between governments and Indian tribes, that are reserved for the exclusive use and occupancy of those tribes. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


American Indian Students

Students who are members of the ancestral indigenous population groups of North and South America. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


American Indian Studies

Curriculum or subject area encompassing the culture, history, achievements, and contemporary concerns of American Indians. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences



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