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Education News Archive - April 05, 2007

By McCabe, Helen This article describes the experiences of 43 families of children with autism in the People's Republic of China. Qualitative analysis of interviews and questionnaires revealed three main themes regarding caregiver and family experiences.

ETS is pilot testing its new Major Field Test for Associate Degree Business Programs at 20 community colleges nationwide. This is the first of ETS's Major Field Tests (MFTs) specifically designed for use by two-year and community colleges.

Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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