Student Well-Being

Student Well-Being / Glossary


Term Definition


frequent or habitual absence from school


instruction driven by the child's interests, needs and learning styles

corporal punishment

physical punishment such as spanking, hitting, smacking, etc.

drop out

to quit or withdraw from school


the number of persons in a class or in a school


refers to one person taking advantage of another for personal gain


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intellectual stimulation

something mentally engaging and interesting

log frame

a plan of action with defined goals, delineated objectives, expected outputs and means of verification; a process for monitoring project indicators

Means of Verification

the continuous practice of critically looking at experiences and actions and applying new knowledge to practice; the process of studying methods and determining what works well


Means of Verification


the art or science of teaching; education; instructional methods

personal attachments

feeling close to people; bonding

proxy indicators

highly context-specific, second-hand measurement that will reliably represent another measure

relationships with peers

relationships with children of about the same age and with similar backgrounds, usually from the same or nearby communities


how a person feels about himself or herself in the moment


how a person thinks about himself or herself overall

sense of belonging

feeling accepted and at ease

sense of control

feeling able and empowered in a given situation

sexual abuse

the forcing of unwanted sexual activity by one person on another through the use of threats or coercion


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