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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Brain Drain

Loss of highly skilled or educated persons from one country, region, institution, or job sector to another (for better pay, improved living conditions, expanded opportunities, etc.). Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Brain Hemisphere Functions

Specialized roles of the right and left halves of the brain. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Brainstorming

Activity or technique to encourage the creative generation of ideas -- usually a group process, in which group members contribute suggestions in a spontaneous, noncritical manner. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Buddhism

Religion based on the teachings of Gautama Buddha (India, 5th century B.C.). Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Budgeting

The process of determining estimates of proposed expenditures for a given period or purpose and the proposed means of financing them. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Budgets

Estimates of proposed expenditures for a given period or purpose and the proposed means of financing them. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Building Conversion

Modifying a building to make it suitable for a new use or purpose. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Building Design

Conceiving and selecting the structure, elements, arrangement, materials, etc., for a building -- also, the plan or layout that results. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Bullying

Cruelty and intimidation by teasing, taunting, threatening, hitting, stealing, excluding, ignoring, etc. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Burnout

Negative feelings and/or behaviors resulting from unsuccessful attempts to cope with stress conditions -- characterized by physical and emotional exhaustion, chronic negative attitudes, very low productivity, etc. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences



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