Schools in the Cold War Era

Schools in the Cold War Era - for n Science, math, and...

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Schools in the Cold War Era: 1950- 1979 p World War II was a major turning point in US  social policy n Civil rights issues n Cold War
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Major policy initiatives p Curriculum reform n Criticism of progressive (life adjustment) education  (Why Johnny Can’t Read) p Bestor: mushy-headed sentimentalism; control by  educationists p Hofstadter p Rickover n The importance of science in WWII p Bomb sight p Radar
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Sputnik p Major crisis in American education p Losing the technology race to Russia p American students weak in science and math
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National Defense Education Act p Poured tens of millions of dollars into education 
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Unformatted text preview: for n Science, math, and foreign language instruction p In K-12 money to states to provide to districts p Science and language labs p Professional development for teachers p Seek out top math and science students p Education critical to winning the Cold War n Rely on schools to fix the problem Curriculum p Emphasis on math and science and foreign languages p Patriotism p Return to basics Brown v. Board of Education: The Civil Rights Agenda p Post-War pressures for integration p Focus on schools p Initiated a new direction of social policy...
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