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Vocabulary words for Schools and Society Chapt 5

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Academy A secondary school that focused on the practical needs of colonial America as a growing nation.
Head Start A federal compensatory education program designed to help 3- to 5-year-old disadvantaged children enter school to learn.
Progressive education An educational philosophy emphasizing curricula that focus on real-world problem solving and individual development.
Assimilation A process of socializing people so that they adopt dominant social norms and patters of behavior.
Junior High Schools Schools that were originally designed in the early 1900s to provide a unique academic curriculum for early adolescent youth.
"Separate but equal" A policy of segregating minorities in education, transportation, housing, and other ares of public life if opportunities and facilities were considered equal to those of non-minorities.
"Separate but equal" In education, the policy was evidenced by separate schools with different curricula, teaching methods, teachers and resources.
Character education A curriculum approach to developing student morality suggesting that moral values and positive character traits, such as honesty and citizenship, should be emphasized, taught, and rewarded.
Latin Grammar school A college-preparatory school originally designed to help boys prepare for the ministry or, later, for a career in law.
Title I A federal compensatory education program that funds supplemental education services for low-income students in elementary and secondary schools.
Common school movement A historical attempt to make education available to all children in the United States.
Magnet schools Public schools that provide innovative or specialized programs that attempt to attract students from all parts of a district.
vouchers A check or written document that parents can use to purchase educational services.
Compensatory education program Government attempts to crate more equal educational opportunities for disadvantaged 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.
War on Poverty A general term for federal programs designed to eradicate poverty during the 1960s.
Comprehensive high school A secondary school that attempts to meet the needs of all students by housing them together and providing curricular options (e.g., vocational or college-preparatory programs) geared toward a variety of student ability levels and interests.
Normal schools Two-year institutions developed in the early 1800s to prepare prospective elementary teachers.
English classical school A free secondary school designed to meet the needs of boys not planning to attend college.
Old Deluder Satan Act Early colonial law designed to create scripture-literature citizens who would thwart Satan's trickery.
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