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Constructivism   Constructivism is a viewpoint in learning theory which holds that individuals acquire knowledge by building it from innate capabilities interacting with...  
Content Management System   "A web content management system (WCMS) is content management system (CMS) software, usually implemented as a web application, for creating and managing...  
Content Validity   Content validity indicates the extent to which the content of the test samples the subject matter or situation about which conclusions are to be drawn...  
Content-Based ESL   This approach to teaching English as a second language makes use of instructional materials, learning tasks, and classroom techniques from academic content...  
Context   The use of the surrounding words to help figure out an unfamiliar word....  
Context-Embedded Language   Communication occurring in a context that offers help to comprehension (e.g. visual clues, gestures, expressions, specific location). Language where there...  
Context-Reduced Language   Context-reduced language is language where there are few clues as to the meaning of the communication apart from the words themselves. The language is...  
Contextual Learning   Contextual knowledge is learning that occurs in close relationship with actual experience. Contextual learning enables students to test academic theories...  
Continuous Improvement Measure (CIM)  An assessment planning tool and evaluation instrument for comprehensive literacy and workplace literacy programs. It assists agencies with identifying...  
Cooperative Learning   A teaching method in which students of varying abilities and interests work together in small groups on a specific task or project. Students complete...  
Coordinated Compliance Review (CCR)  Was a guide for monitoring compliance to California adult education requirements. The Program Goal was to establish quality instruction for adults in...  
Core Indicators of Performance   Core indicators of performance are the outcomes required by the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act. The indicators are: (1)Improvements in literacy...  
Correctional Education Association (CEA)  The Correctional Education Association (CEA), founded in 1946, is a non-profit, professional association serving educators and administrators who provide...  
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)  The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) is a national leader in the fields of adult learning and workforce development. Since its founding...  
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