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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Calculators

Electronic or mechanical devices for performing mathematical or arithmetic operations. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Camps

Recreational or instructional programs usually held in simple facilities in an outdoor setting. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Campuses

The grounds and buildings of a school, college, university, or other institution of learning. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Canada Natives

Peoples indigenous to Canada (Canada's American Indians, Eskimos, or peoples whose ancestry is mixed with these groups). Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Cancer

Malignant and invasive growth or tumor. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Capacity Building

Process of building capabilities of individuals or groups to prepare for and respond to development challenges. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Capstone Experiences

Courses, projects, or learning experiences, often undertaken at the culmination of a program of study, in which students synthesize subject-matter knowledge, integrate cross-disciplinary knowledge, engage in reflection, and connect theory and application in preparation for the responsibilities of a profession. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Career Academies

Schools-within-schools (usually high-school level) focusing on broadly defined career themes (health careers, electronics, etc.), with highly integrated academic and vocational curricula and active involvement of local employers. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Career Awareness

Appreciation for and understanding of the variety of types of careers -- often refers to the initial phase of career education appropriate to the elementary school. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Career Centers

Centers providing occupational information and employment services, commonly located within larger facilities such as colleges and universities, government agencies, or corporations. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences



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