Creation science
A pseudoscientific course basing all biology, zoology, geology and paleontology on scriptural precepts and the teachings of fundamentalist Protestant churches.
Cramp v. Board of Public Instruction of Orange County, Florida
A 1961 U.S. Supreme Court decision that declared a Florida loyalty oath unconstitutional.
Course management software
Software for disseminating course materials, correcting test papers, evaluating student work and tabulating and recording grades.
Course credit
A unit of value awarded for the successful completion of a course.
Course catalog
A booklet available in print or on-line and published by each high school and college listing every course offered...
George S. Counts (1889–1974)
A disciple of JOHN DEWEY and author of Dare the School Build a New Social Order?, a controversial pamphlet, published in 1932, urging American teachers to change the American social system through student indoctrination.
Council for Higher Education Accreditation
A private agency that accredits institutional and other education ACCREDITATION ASSOCIATIONS.
Council for Basic Education
A nationwide association of academic and civic leaders, founded in 1956 to promote the “BACK-TO-BASICS” movement in public school education.
Cottage system
A boarding-school housing arrangement in which students live in relatively small, family-like groups...
Correspondence school
Any organization that provides CORRESPONDENCE COURSES.
Correspondence course
The independent study of a specific topic, subject or vocation by mail, outside a formal school setting...
Subject correlation
The simultaneous teaching of two or more interrelated areas of different subjects...
Corrected test method
A common method of teaching spelling by asking students to spell words they have not studied before and giving them a master list with which to correct their own tests.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
A publicly supported radio-television network created by the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 to provide the public with educational and culturally enriching radio and television programs.
Corporation for National and Community Service
A federal agency created by the National Service Trust Act of 1993 as an umbrella organization for related public service organizations then scattered throughout various unrelated government departments.
Corporation colleges and schools
Private schools and colleges operated by profit-making corporations for their employees.
Corporal punishment
In education, physical pain inflicted on the body (or corpus) to discourage misbehavior in school.
Ezra Cornell (1807–1874)
American capitalist who founded Cornell University. A pioneer in telegraphic communication and founder of the Western Union Telegraph Co., he amassed a personal fortune that allowed him to devote much of his later life to public affairs.
Core program
A progressive education term referring to an elementary and secondary school system of interdisciplinary instruction in large time blocks, or cores.
Core curriculum
A group of courses required for successful completion of an academic program.
An elementary school textbook for teaching penmanship.
Cooper v. Aaron
A 1958 U.S. Supreme Court decision that denied the right of the Little Rock, Arkansas, school board to delay racial integration of public schools.
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
A unique, private, New York City institution of higher education, founded in 1859 by the inventor/philanthropist Peter Cooper (1791–1883) as a tuitionfree academy and college for both women and men.
Cooperative vocational education
A program of vocational education in which private industry and local colleges cooperate to provide students with a combination of classroom and on-the-job training.