US Educational Terms Glossary (Garland Green)
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Institute of Educational Sciences (U.S. Department of Education).
A program that teaches children to speak, read, and write in a second language by surrounding them with conversation and instruction in that language. Note that English immersion may differ from other immersion programs.
The practice of placing students with disabilities in regular classrooms. Also known as mainstreaming. (Ed Source)
Specially designed instruction in courses taught through a variety of delivery methods that complement traditional high school curricula and provide an accredited diploma.
Individual Education Program (IEP
A written plan created for a student with learning disabilities by the student's teachers, parents or guardians, the school administrator, and other interested parties. The plan is tailored to the student's specific needs and abilities, and outlines goals for the student to reach. The IEP should be reviewed at least once a year.
Knowledge about a topic that children learn through experience outside of the classroom.
A process in which students investigate a problem devise and work through a plan to solve the problem and propose a solution to the problem.
Refers to the amount of time the state requires teachers to spend providing instruction in each subject area.
Refers to the practice of using a single theme to teach a variety of subjects. It also refers to a interdisciplinary curriculum, which combines several school subjects into one project.