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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Affective Measures

Procedures or devices used to obtain quantified descriptions of an individual's feelings, emotional states, or dispositions. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Affective Objectives

Behavioral objectives which emphasize changes in interest, attitudes, and values, or a degree of adjustment, acceptance, or rejection. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Affirmative Action

Positive action taken to overcome underrepresentation of women and minority groups in employment (including career advancement programs) and in the make-up of postsecondary student bodies, as compared to the composition of the area population. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Affordances

The properties of objects, systems, institutions, or environments that potentially enable or facilitate particular actions or behaviors. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


African American Institutions

Institutions whose ownership, leadership, and membership are primarily African American. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


African Americans

Citizens or legal residents of the U.S. of black African descent.


African Studies

Interdisciplinary instruction and research concerned with the continent of Africa and its inhabitants -- generally encompasses sub-Saharan Africa, but may also include north Africa. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Afrocentrism

Political and educational movement stressing African cultural values and the achievements of African civilizations, aimed at increasing confidence, identity, and unity among African-Americans and others of African descent. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Age Discrimination

Discriminatory attitudes or practices on account of an individual's age. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Age Grade Placement

Use of a student's age as the basis for assignment to a grade level or for school entrance -- also, the relationship between age and grade level. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences



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