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Vocab. Ch.5

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Old Deluder Satan Act or Massachusetts Act of 1647 Early colonial law designed to create scripture-literate citizens who would thwart Satan's trickery.
Vouchers Checks or written documents that parents can use to purchase educational services.
Character education An approach to developing morality that suggests moral values and positive character traits, such as honesty and citizenship, should be emphasized, taught, and rewarded.
Common School Movement A historical attempt to make education available to all children in the U.S. in 1820
Normal Schools Two-year institutions developed in the early 1800's to prepare prospective elementary teachers.
Comprehensive high school A secondary school that attempts to meet the needs of all students by housing them together and providing curricular options (ex:vocational or college prep programs) geared toward a variety of student ability levels and interests.
Latin grammar school A college-prep school originally designed to help boys prepare for the ministry or, later, for a career in law.
Academy A secondary school that focused on the practical needs of colonial America as a growing nation.
English classical school A free secondary school designed to meet the needs of boys not planning to attend college.
Junior high schools Schools that were originally designed in the early 1900's to provide a unique academic curriculum for early adolescent youth.
Middle schools Schools, typically for grades 6-8, specifically designed to help students through the rapid social, emotional, and intellectual changes characteristic of early adolescence.
Assimilation A process of socializing people so that they adopt dominant social norms and patterns of behavior.
Separate but equal Segregating minorities in education, transportation, housing, and other areas of public life if opportunites and facilities were considered equal to those of nonminorites. In education, separate schools with different curricula,teaching methods,resources.
War on Poverty A general term for federal programs designed to eradicate poverty during the 1960's.
Compensatory education programs Government attempts to create mor equal educational opportunities for disadvantaged youth.
Head Start A federal compensatory education program designed to help 3-5-year-old disadvantaged children enter school ready to learn.
Title 1 A federal compensatory education program that funds supplemental education services for low-income students in elementary and secondary schools.
Magnet Schools Public schools that provide innovative or specialized programs that attempt to attract students from all parts of a district.
Progressivism An educational philosophy emphasizing curricula that focus on real-world problem solving and individual development.
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