Cooperative Project in Educational Administration (CPEA)
A program funded by the W. K. KELLOGG FOUNDATION in the 1950s to improve the education and training of school administrators.
Cooperative learning
A pedagogy developed in the 1970s that breaks classes up into small teams of students, with members of each team responsible for learning and teaching each other a body of material suggested by the teacher.
Cooperative Extension Service
A U.S. Department of Agriculture agency established in 1914 by the SMITH-LEVER ACT to provide technical information and guidance to farmers and others living in rural areas.
Cooperative Agricultural Extension Service
A U.S. Department of Agriculture educative division established in 1914 to provide instruction in HOME ECONOMICS, family management, child care, consumer affairs and human relations.
Cooperating teacher
A full-time teacher who serves as teacher/mentor and provides field experience and training to a student teacher.
Cooperating administrator
A school principal, superintendent or director who serves as a mentor/teacher and provides field experience and training to an administrative intern.
At the early education level, a useful pedagogical tool to teach measurement, reading, writing, arithmetic, following directions and creativity.
Convergent thinking
A process of reasoning aimed at producing a single incontrovertible response.
Control theory
A theory of learning and teaching based on five basic human needs: survival, love, power, freedom and fun.
Contract program
An administrative plan prepared for a school district by a consulting group or service association such as the National Academy for School Executives.
Teacher contract
The formal, binding agreement between a teacher and the school board or other legal representatives of the school in which the teacher is employed.
Content analysis
The evaluation of published educational materials to determine their suitability for a particular group of students.
Contact hours
The number of hours a teacher spends in the classroom with students.
Consumer education
A broad area of education usually incorporated into mathematics, social studies...
Constitution of the United States
The document ratified in 1788 that provides the philosophic and legal basis for governing the United States and outlines the rights of its people.
Constitution Day
A national day for American educational institutions to commemorate the final signing of the U.S. Constitution by members of Congress on September 17, 1787.
A specialized school for the fine arts. More often associated with music, conservatories derive their name from Italian orphanages...
Conservation education
A broad area of study in the science curricula of many schools to promote better management of natural resources.
Connectionism theory
A theory of learning developed by Columbia University educator and psychology professor EDWARD L. THORNDIKE.
One of the original 13 colonies to secede from Great Britain and the fifth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
Congregational Church
A New England derivative of Puritanism that vests all church authority in the congregation of each church.
Conditioning theory of learning
A theory of learning developed by Russian Nobel physiologist Ivan Petrovich Pavlov...
Concurrent enrollment
The growing practice of enrolling in courses at one or more secondary institutions of higher education while enrolled at a primary, degree-granting institution.
Concrete materials
Three-dimensional objects that young children can arrange and rearrange with their hands to enhance understanding of abstract concepts in mathematics and other subjects.