Schools+in+the+Cold+War+Era

Schools+in+the+Cold+War+Era - education for Science, math,...

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