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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American Indians

Both North and South American Indians. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


American Sign Language

Visual/gestural language used by the deaf community in the United States and parts of Canada -- distinct from signed English, ASL has its own highly articulated linguistic system that makes use of the eyes, face, head, and body posture as well as the signer's hands. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


American Studies

Interdisciplinary studies of the United States. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Ancillary School Services

Noninstructional services offered by schools or educational programs. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Andragogy

The art and science of the facilitation of adult learning, distinguished from child-oriented "pedagogy" in terms of learner self-direction, application of knowledge and experience, learning readiness, orientation to the present, and problem-centeredness. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Anglo Americans

Permanent residents of the Americas who are of English descent -- commonly used in the U.S. as a label for the white and/or English-speaking majority, especially in comparisons with minority ethnic groups. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Animal Husbandry

Branch of agriculture concerned with the production and care of domestic animals. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Animation

Film or video techniques (analog or digital) that bring movement to inanimate objects or drawings. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Annual Reports

Includes data on progress, finance, material, personnel, instruction, etc. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Answer Keys

Devices that display correct answers for particular tests. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences



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