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History of Education

Facts about periods in the history of education in the U. S.

What was a dominating influence on the education of the young in colonial America? Religion
During the Colonial Period, what beliefs did Puritans hold about children? They were naturally sinful and morally corupt
What landmark legislation in 1647 initiated the first effort in public education? Old Deluder Satan Act
What provided land in each township for public education and encouraged settlement in the Midwest? The Ordinances of 1785 & 1787
Kindergartens and Normal schools were established during this period. Nationalist Period
State and local governments began to tax citizens to support public schools, educators tried to increase attendance of underrepresented people groups and organized by grade level Common School Movement
Elementary curriculum was consolidated into broader fields of study and elementary schools become larger, as kindergarten enrollment increased The Modern Era
Creation of middle schools, behaviorists influenced teaching methodology, and child-centered movement gained attention Modern/Postmodern Era
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