Robert Dale Owen (1801–1877) 16-09-2011, 14:18

Social and educational reformer, U.S. congressman and creator of the legislation that established the SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION as a teaching as well as research organization.

Robert Owen (1771–1858) 16-09-2011, 14:14

A wealthy English textile manufacturer and idealistic socialist reformer who, believing that universal public education would lead to social perfection, spent a fortune establishing utopian communities in Scotland, Britain and the United States. The father of the cooperative movement, Owenite ideas changed American thinking about education by popularizing the concept of universal public education.

Overplacement 16-09-2011, 14:09

The placement of a student in a class or grade with academic...

Overlap 16-09-2011, 14:08

An agreement developed in the late 1950s among the eight IVY LEAGUE colleges, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY and about two dozen other academically selective northeastern colleges to abandon merit scholarships and award such grants solely on the basis of financial need.

Overhead projector 16-09-2011, 14:05

An audiovisual device that projects images from transparencies onto a screen.

Outsourcing 16-09-2011, 14:04

Contracting of on-campus services with independent, profit-making organizations unaffiliated with the educational institutions.

Out-of-school (educational) programs 16-09-2011, 14:02

Any of a wide variety of formal or informal educational programs operated independently of the school.

Outdoor education 16-09-2011, 14:01

A formal or informal curriculum enrichment to develop knowledge of ecology among elementary and secondary school students.

Outcome-based education 16-09-2011, 13:59

A primary and secondary school curriculum that ties classroom work to problem-solving and higher order reasoning skills and requires student demonstration of minimum levels...

Otis-Lennon School Ability Tests 16-09-2011, 13:54

A group intelligence test developed in 1936 by psychologist Arthur Otis (1886–1964) and made up of short, objective questions to permit quick administration and scoring.

Orton-Gillingham method 14-09-2011, 23:58

An eight-step system for teaching learning-disabled students to read.

Samuel T. Orton (1879–1948) 14-09-2011, 23:54

American physician and pioneer in the identification of dyslexia as an eminently remedial, nonpsychiatric learning disability.

Orthography 14-09-2011, 23:33

The written or printed representation of the correct or standard spelling of the words and sounds of a language.

Orphan Asylum Society 14-09-2011, 23:31

A pioneering institution founded in New York City in 1807 to provide instruction in reading, writing, arithmetic and the domestic arts to orphaned or abandoned children.

Organization 14-09-2011, 23:29

In education, the arrangement of the members of a school and school district, including students, faculty, administration and staff, and the determination of their functions, goals and interrelationships.

Orff Method 14-09-2011, 23:26

A method of beginning music and instrumental instruction based on paralleling the evolution of music itself at the beginning of history, that is, by studying the development of rhythm, followed by development of melody, followed by development of harmony.

Oregon 14-09-2011, 23:24

The 33rd state admitted to the Union, in 1859.

Oral reading 14-09-2011, 23:22

A standard exercise and pedagogical technique in elementary (and some middle) school reading classes.

Oral history 14-09-2011, 23:20

A technique using written notes or tape and video recorders to record history as related by witnesses and other persons with indepth knowledge of historical events and developments.

Opportunity class 14-09-2011, 23:18

A special class for students experiencing temporary, relatively mild behavior problems that have proved disruptive in their regular classrooms.

Open university 14-09-2011, 23:17

A concept of nontraditional higher education that combines a variety of pedagogical approaches, including educational radio and television, correspondence courses and traditional pedagogy to provide education to adults unable to attend traditional institutions of higher education.

Open school night (open school week) 14-09-2011, 23:15

A usually annual occasion when parents are invited to their children’s elementary and secondary schools to visit with their children’s teachers and school administrators and hear them explain their educational goals, school policies and the teaching methods, materials and expectations in each class and subject.

Open education 14-09-2011, 23:13

A concept of preschool and kindergarten education conducted in an “open classroom,” or large teaching area, two or more times larger than traditional classrooms.

Open admissions 14-09-2011, 23:11

A policy (often called open enrollment) that admits applicants to a school, college or university on a first-come first-served basis, regardless of the student’s previous academic performance, financial status or other traditional requirements for admission.

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