educationese

educationese

(ˌɛdjʊˌkeɪʃəˈniːz)
n
(Education) the jargon that is associated with education and teaching
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Just in the nick of time, you might think, but when you read the story on Missouri News Horizon's website, you will find that the great reformer, one Michelle Rhee, is serving up the usual empty portions of educationese we expect from aspiring reformers.
"The proper aim of American schools is not jingoism but loyalty to a truly glorious ideal." Because America "has a content" (a by-word of educationese), any useful debate in education must involve the C-word: curriculum.
all of pedagogy and educationese and all of common sense." Koerner (1963), starting with the qualification that education, bound up as it is with the dreams and aspirations of all mankind, may be beyond accurate definition, questioned its most fundamental of all assumptions--that most children are capable of learning--in observing that "...
That's educationese for learning how to repair lawn mower engines.
Translated from educationese, higher order critical thinking is the ability to construct and/or extrapolate abstract meaning in and from a variety of settings and medium.
Such reasoning is nonsense and is precisely the kind of educationese that has eroded public trust in the performance of faculty in higher education.
We've picked 12 of the catchiest forms of "educationese" we could find, and in each case we've mixed in three phoney answers with the right one.
According to one highly respected community member, "The town was saying, 'Slow down, stop speaking educationese', and be careful.'"
The story of the Tower of Babel is the story of the world's first bureaucracy, right down to the strange tongues, which in schools are called educationese and bureaucratese.
As the state panel observed in fluent educationese, "The university seems to have underestimated the need for continuous socialization of important issues with various constituencies." The community was more direct.
Third, teachers should be continually encouraged to continue learning - not by cramming their heads with educationese, but by pursuing independent study of topics related to their fields, though not necessarily confined to them.
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