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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Black Studies

Curriculum or subject area encompassing the history and contemporary social, political, and cultural situation of blacks. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Blacks

Persons of black African descent. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Blended Learning

Variable construct describing approaches to teaching and learning that integrate, in a significant and meaningful way, more than one technique for delivering instruction. Widely associated with combinations of face-to-face and e-learning teaching methods, blended learning may also refer to other mixtures (e.g., individual and group instruction; self-paced instruction and lecture method).


Blindness

Having no sight or such limited vision that hearing and touch are the chief means of perception and learning -- legal blindness is usually defined as having central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with correction or having a visual field no greater than 20 degrees. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Block Grants

Financial assistance for broad ranges of activities and services, of which specific dispensations of allocated funds are made at the discretion of the grantee within the bounds of a statutory formula. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Block Scheduling

An instructional arrangement whereby part or all of the daily class schedule is organized into blocks of time longer than an hour, to facilitate flexibility and diversity in instructional activities. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Blue Collar Occupations

Occupations that require manual labor -- includes skilled, semiskilled, and unskilled occupations. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Boarding Schools

Educational institutions at the elementary-secondary level in which students are in residence while enrolled in an instructional program. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Body Composition

The amounts of fat and nonfat tissue in the body, usually expressed as a ratio. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Books

Corresponds to the Publication. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences



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