070109 - Education Timeline Time/Event mid-1800s: Horace...

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Education Timeline Time/Event Purpose of Education mid-1800s: Horace Mann proposes the Common School A shared knowledge among the American people Late-1800s to early-1900s: Great Immigration Assimilation of immigrants 1920s: Dewey proposes Progressive Education (vocational education is the result) Each student reaches his/her own potential and develops skills
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Education Timeline Time/Event Purpose of Education 1930s: Mass Education and Breaking Schools into Grades Efficient learning 1950s: Cold War: focus on science and math Catch up to the Russians 1954: Desegregation Equal opportunities for learning
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Education Timeline Time/Event Purpose of Education 1960s: War on Poverty and development of Head Start Equal opportunities for learning 1980s: A Nation at Risk published Economic Development 1990s: Corporate involvement in education Reaching the achievement levels of other countries 2000s: No Child Left Behind Equal opportunity for all students for America’s continued success
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Horace Mann Mid-1800s Free and equal education for (almost) everyone
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John Dewey Early 1900s Progressive education Child-centered learning
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A Nation at Risk: 1983 The educational foundations of our society are presently being eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a Nation and a people Found that: 13% of 17-year olds were functionally illiterate Average SAT scores fell drastically between 1963 and 1980 Only 30% of 17-year olds could solve a math problem involving several steps
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A Nation at Risk: Recommended that all high school students be required to take: 4 years of English 3 years of math 3 years of science 3 years of social studies ½ year of computer science 2 years of foreign language Other recommendations included: longer school days, more homework, updated textbooks, nationwide testing
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No Child Left Behind: 2002 Four Reform Principles Accountability : Guaranteeing Results Flexibility : Local Control for Local Challenges Research-Based Reforms : Proven Methods with Proven Results Parental Options : Choices for Parents, Hope for Kids
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© Pine Forge Press, an Imprint of SAGE Publications, Inc., 2008 Theories about Education What is a theory? Theories are attempts to explain,
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