Educational Glossary


Educational Glossary

The past is superstitiously steeped in behavior that harms humanity by environmentally destroying its safety, its efficiency, its satisfaction, and its future. There is a logical path forward that requires more effective communication. This is the beginning of an English language version of improving that skill to form a better foundation for humanity. It is a foundation, not of stone, but of kindness.

For the entirety of human history on Earth, people have territorially fought over the environment and its fruits. They have used excuses ranging from “the will of god” to “acts of desperation” as reasons for causing war, injustice, and poverty. We can do better than to create anxiety, depression, and despair. Junking the celestial lifeboat we all call home is not a good idea. There are no good excuses for bad behavior. We need a better strategy, one that increases the value we place on each human being, and the fragile environment that we all share with each other, and with other generations.

The purpose of this glossary is to define, redefine, or to narrow the meanings of words that are either necessary, or helpful to clearly differentiate facts, and truth from other types of knowledge, also to establish a protocol to produce more effective, more efficient, and more economical outcomes. Some of these words in the glossary have other popular usages. They are commonly used either purposely, or subconsciously for deception. The confusion created by their popular dictionary use is clearly not educational. Hence, the following glossary:

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Accountability: There are three tests of clarity that are communicative requirements for accountability .
1. The monetary test: Who gets what? Why do they get it?
2. Is it simple? Is it easy to understand using common knowledge.
3. Does it sparkle? Does it reduce harm? Does it benefit humans, and humanity?

Antinomic:  not economic, economic failure.

Civilization: the single environment solution to eliminate war, injustice, poverty, anxiety, depression, and despair.

Democracy: a method of choosing that disenfranchises minorities. You have two hands and one heart. Should you to tear your heart out?

Economics: Human Ecology, the interaction of all people, across all generations, past, present, and future, for their mutual protection and benefit.

Education (economic research): the discovering, the manipulating, and the disseminating of wisdom for the safety, satisfaction, and betterment of humanity.

Ignoreance (Ignore-ance): Using the the perception of ignorance to justify educationally unjustifiable behavior.

Intellectual Work: Force x Economic distance moved
1. Intellectual work is a uniquely human trait.
2. Intellectual work is what discovers, and launches  opportunity.
3. Intellectual work is equivalent to the behavior it inspires.
4. Intellectual work does no harm.
5. Intellectual work is of economic value to humanity.
a. Intellectual work can not be predatory.
b. Intellectual work is measurably economic, or it is nonexistent.

Predatory behavior: doing harm, or failing to produce economic benefit.

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