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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...  
Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL)  The Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL) is incorporated as a national public charity with the broad mission of helping advance adult literacy...  
Count Nouns   Count nouns are things which can be counted. That means that there can be more than one of them. Also, when a count noun is singular and indefinite, the...  
County Offices of Education (COE)  In California, 58 County Offices of Education provide services to school districts. County offices of education support school districts by performing...  
Criminal Offender   Any individual who is charged with or convicted of any criminal offense....  
Criterion Referenced Tests (CRT)  Tests in which the items are linked to explicitly stated objectives and where the scores are interpreted in terms of these objectives rather than a group...  
Criterion-Referenced Assessment   An assessment that measures what a student understands, knows, or can accomplish in relation to specific performance objectives. It is used to identify...  
Critical Literacy Theory   Critical literacy theory expands the discussion of literacy practice beyond the basic functions of reading and writing. Where traditional literacy instruction...  
Critical Thinking   The mental process of acquiring information, then evaluating it to reach a logical conclusion or answer. Increasingly, educators believe that schools...  
Cross-Cultural, Language and Academic Development (CLAD)  In California, the CLAD (Cross-cultural, Language and Academic Development) certificate authorizes the teacher to provide instruction to limited-English-proficient...  
Culture   Culture represents the ways and means by which human beings deal with universal human situations and problems using a variety of culture-specific patterns...  
Culture Shock   Feelings of disorientation often experienced in instances of contact with other cultures....  
Culture-Fair Test   A culture-fair test is devised to exclude specific cultural stimuli so that persons from a particular culture will not be penalized or rewarded on the...  
Curricular Integration   A series of strategies used to connect the content of one or more academic and CTE courses so that what is learned in one discipline is combined with...  
Curriculum   A plan of instruction that details what students are to know, how they are to learn it, what the teacher's role is, and the context in which learning...  
Curriculum Frameworks   Curriculum frameworks describe what should be taught in order for students to acquire certain skills....  
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