Workbook 11-11-2011, 04:29

A textbook supplement containing exercises tied directly to materials discussed in the related text.

Work, transition to 11-11-2011, 04:27

The link between formal education and specific job opportunities.

Word wheel 11-11-2011, 04:26

An entertaining aid for teaching children to read.

Words-in-color 11-11-2011, 04:25

An extension of the multisensory approach to the teaching of reading by adding the medium of color to the sounds of the English language.

Word processing 11-11-2011, 04:23

The production and editing of printed documents on a computerized system that includes a keyboard, video display, magnetic storage device and software or operating system.

Word lists 11-11-2011, 04:22

Any of a variety of compilations of words, arranged on the basis of increasing difficulty and used as an element of spelling instruction.

Word family 11-11-2011, 04:20

A pedagogical method for helping children to remember spellings of large groups...

Word book 11-11-2011, 04:19

A pedagogical tool for teachingand improving spelling and writing of first, secondand third graders.

Word-attack skills 11-11-2011, 04:18

An essential methodology for deciphering the meaning of new and unfamiliar words.

Wood v. Strickland 11-11-2011, 04:17

A 1975 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that held a school board member liable for damages for violating the constitutional rights of students.

Carter G. Woodson (1875–1950) 11-11-2011, 04:11

American historian and educator; cited in most reference works as the “father of Negro history in the United States.” Born of former slaves in Virginia, he grew up in such dire poverty that his formal schooling was postponed until he was almost 20.

Women’s studies 11-11-2011, 04:07

Any of a variety of liberal arts courses that focus on the roles, history, productive and creative output and contributions of women.

Women’s education 11-11-2011, 04:06

The formal instruction of women—until relatively recently, limited to the “domestic arts” and centering around skills needed for nurturing infants and maintaining the household. 

Women’s Armed Services Act of 1948 11-11-2011, 03:59

A federal law that made women permanent participants in all branches of the U.S. Armed Services.

Wolman v. Walter 11-11-2011, 03:56

A complex 1977 U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld the constitutionality of an Ohio law authorizing various forms of state aid to private schools.

John Witherspoon (1723–1794) 10-11-2011, 12:51

Scottish- born Presbyterian minister, educator, president of the College of New Jersey (now, Princeton) for 25 years and the only clergyman to sign the U.S. Declaration of Independence.

Withdrawal 10-11-2011, 12:48

A vague term, which, in education, can mean everything from a student’s transfer to another school, to a leave due to illness, forced expulsion or dropping out. 

Wisconsin v. Yoder 10-11-2011, 12:47

A 1972 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that gave the Amish religious sect a rare exemption from state compulsory education laws. 

Wisconsin 10-11-2011, 12:45

The 30th state to join the Union, in 1848. 

John Winthrop (1714–1779) 10-11-2011, 12:44

Americanborn heir to one of the most preeminent colonial families, and the most distinguished teacher, scholar and scientist of the colonial or provincial era.

Winnetka Plan 10-11-2011, 12:41

One of the many innovative educational experiments that American teachers and school administrators were attempting in the wake of JOHN DEWEY’s seminal work in the UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LABORATORY SCHOOL.

Wing Standardized Test of Musical Intelligence 10-11-2011, 12:39

A battery of tests to measure acuity of musical hearing and sensitivity to musical performance.

William Penn Charter School 10-11-2011, 12:38

The first school founded by the Society of Friends, or Quakers, in the United States.

Emma Hart Willard (1787–1870) 10-11-2011, 12:36

America’s first woman educator and founder of the first school for women that offered a curriculum equivalent to that of men’s academies and colleges.

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