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  • n. jargon on educational topics.


Blend of education and babble (Wiktionary)


  • This is part of the reason why good ideas get reduced to being called "edu-babble" because the words get invoked but never put into practice, so they lose their meaning.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • It's hard not to get caught up in the headiness of exciting ideas at a school board that has generally mired itself in status quo and edu-babble pep talks masking serious problems.

    Toronto Sun

  • Mary Bousted, the general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, said: "We call it edu-babble.



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  • T.H.E.: '"Edu-babble" has been identified as a threat to the British education system by a University of Oxford study. The Nuffield Review into education for 14-19-year-olds warns that teachers' efforts are being stymied by "Orwellian language seeping through government documents" that is dominating educational planning. Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, said on 9 June: "We call it 'edu-babble'. It completely denudes education."'

    June 11, 2009