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10-24 Chapter 6 - TRENDS IN AMERICAN SCHOOLS SCHOOLS...

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TRENDS IN AMERICAN  SCHOOLS
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SCHOOLS Traditional vs. Progressive Movement Changes in schools over past century: changes in enrollment (ages 14 to 17) Changes in length of school year and attendance per year Changes in time spent in school Comparisons with other countries
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ORIGINS OF CUMPOLSORY  EDUCATION Industrialization Changes in roles of children and adolescents Urbanization Rapid expansion of cities Immigration Way of socializing foreign-born immigrants
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CHANGES IN PURPOSE OF SCHOOL Before 1900: high schools for the elite After 1920: high school for everyone Intellectual training not enough Comprehensive high school
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FUNCTION OF SCHOOLS 1. literacy 2. transmitting social values 3. improving society through 1 and 2 reducing negative effects of poverty
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SCHOOL ORGANIZATION   School size larger schools tend to offer more varied instruction and more diverse selection of extracurricular activities
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course PSYCH 333 taught by Professor Coffield during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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