Like any profession, education has developed a long list of terms and phrases that uniquely describe what teachers do and how they do it. This collection of educational jargon is loosely referred to as “Eduspeak” and understanding it can be very difficult for the public at large. Below I have listed some websites that purport to offer glossaries of "Eduspeak" terms to assist the public. Educators deal with the public and specifically parents. They need to remember that their language, like that of a lawyer or doctor, isn't always clear to outsiders. Glossaries like these can be beneficial for education professionals as well as the general public.
(Please note that these glossaries have been compiled from a parent/tax payer’s perspective)
From School Wise Press in California: http://www.schoolwisepress.com/smart/dict/dict.html
Texas Education Consumers Association: http://www.nychold.com/hirsch-termin.html
IllinoisLoop.org has a list of additional resources that can help parents "learn the lingo" of education: http://www.illinoisloop.org/lingo.html
The practical teachers in the Bering Strait School District in Alaska offer this Eduspeak Jargon Generator on their wiki to help in the preparation of "reports, grant applications, program evaluations and other required documents."
And in case you were wondering, education is not the only field that you can find "jargon generators" for. Try out some of these:
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