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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Generalization

Process of drawing inferences or forming general conclusions from a number of specific instances -- also, the tendency to make the same response to new but similar stimuli. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Generational Differences

Use for documents which contrast generations defined as groups held together by their shared experiences, ideas, problems, or attitudes (e.g. Beat Generation, Lost Generation). Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Generative Grammar

A grammar, or system of rules, designed to generate (i.e., produce or predict) all of and only the well-formed (i.e., "grammatical") sentences of a language. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Genetic Disorders

Disorders or diseases, which may or may not be inherited, caused wholly or in part by a defect in an individual's genes. These defects may be caused by mutation or alteration of a gene, which occurs randomly or because of an environmental trigger; by a variation or different form of a gene; or by an abnormal chromosome number or structure. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Genetics

Biological science which deals with the phenomena of heredity and the variation between parents and offspring. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Geographic Concepts

Abstract ideas related to geography that are usually emphasized in instruction (i.e., mobility, population distribution, demographic variation, spatial distribution, microclimate, energy flow, etc.). Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Geographic Information Systems

Computer-based systems used for the acquisition, storage, retrieval, manipulation, analysis, and display of geographic data. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Geographic Isolation

A condition characterized by remoteness, relative inaccessibility, and sparsity or small size of population. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Geriatrics

Branch of medicine dealing with the physiology and pathology of old age. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Gerontology

Scientific study of aging and problems of the aged. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences



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