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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Ghettos

Residential areas, usually within cities, in which members of a particular racial or cultural group live, primarily because of social, economic, or legal factors. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Gifted Disabled

Persons of superior ability or potential who also have physical, sensory, emotional, or behavioral disabilities. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Gifted Disadvantaged

Persons of superior ability or potential who are also economically, educationally, or socially disadvantaged. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Gifted Education

Educational programs and services for gifted individuals. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Global Approach

Approach to social, cultural, scientific, and humanistic questions involving an orientation to the world as a single interacting system. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Global Education

Learning/teaching activities across all grade levels that focus on the inter-relatedness of peoples, cultures, and nations -- subfields include world geography, world history, and international relations. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Glossaries

Dictionaries of special or technical terms with limited subject scope. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Goal Orientation

Psychological disposition toward achieving one's objectives. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Goodness of Fit

Statistical estimate of the extent to which a score distribution, or other numerical series of observations, differs significantly from the numerical values predicted by a mathematical model (i.e., an estimation of how well the theory fits the data). Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences

Governance

The policy-making, objective-setting, and exercise of authority in an organization, institution, or agency -- includes administrative or management functions to the extent that they relate to the execution of policy and authority. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences



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